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Catholic Health Initiatives Certified Pharmacy Technician in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Certified Pharmacy Technician

CHI Memorial ChattanoogaChattanooga, Tennessee

Requisition ID 2021-186992 Employment Type Per Diem Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Evening Standard Hours 2nd Shift- Weekend requirements

Overview

CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen

Responsibilities

The Certified Pharmacy Technician is responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in medication preparation, compounding, inventory management, and distribution, requiring extreme accuracy and attention to detail. The Certified Pharmacy Technician has responsibility for assisting with controlled substances management, meeting DEA, FDA, and state regulations, and has access to and manages medication storage areas using pharmacy automation. The Certified Pharmacy Technician applies pharmacy knowledge and experience to identify variances and outliers in clinical practice to prevent medication errors. The Certified Pharmacy Technician fields and triages calls and questions regarding medication distribution, assisting other caregivers within their scope of practice.

  1. Uses pharmacy automation to optimize safety and efficiency in drug distribution

  2. Performs IV Admixture according to USP and Board of Pharmacy requirements (if applicable by job assignment)

  3. Compounds non-sterile products accurately aseptically

  4. Repackages medication into unit dose following USP regulations

  5. Performs specialized narcotic distribution, maintains accurate perpetual inventories and identifies discrepancies

  6. Manages pharmaceutical and supply Inventory; completes cycle counts and monitors medication inventory levels and expiration dates; processes recalls

  7. Performs nursing unit/clinical area medication storage area inspections

  8. Retrieves and dispenses medication using barcode technology

  9. Performs pharmaceutical calculations accurately and independently

  10. Processing patient medication orders

  11. Assists customers (patients, families, and other caregivers) within scope of practice

  12. Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications

Graduate of ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Program and Associate Degree or Equivalent Experience

TN Board of Pharmacy Technician License. Licensure must be received within 90 days from the first day of employment.

National Certification.

Biennial Completion of 20 hours of ACPE-certified, pharmacy technician specific training Excellent verbal and written communication. Excellent knowledge of drug names desired with the expectation of continuing education on new drugs. Must be available to work rotating shifts and weekends.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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