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Slidell Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Technician- Certified in Slidell, Louisiana

T he Certified Pharmacy Technician is a well-trained and highly motivated individual who supports the pharmacist in preparation, filling, and delivery of medications and other technicial tasks associated with dispensing. All work MUST be checked by a pharmacist prior to release to the floors or nursing units. The tech also is responsible for various clerical assignments such as, charging, crediting, and processing admits/discharges/transfers/prepackaging, filling automated dispensing machines and proper handling of narcotics. Meets organizational expectations as defined by the Employee Standards of Performance, hospital and department policies and procedures, and the hospital's strategic goals. Verbalizes a clear understanding of continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction measures and actively participates in improvement initiatives. Clarifies illegible orders with the Pharmacists. s pharmacist of potential drug interactions, duplications or allergy concerns. Initials and saves physician's orders for Pharmacists to confirm. Accurately fills and labels all medications. Has a pharmacist check all work prior to delivery. Leaves on time for scheduled rounds. Picks up discontinued or changed medications as appropriate. Pulls meds from pharmacy and floors and credits when patient is discharged. Delivers IV solutions and refrigerates as necessary. Ensures that patient's medications are transferred to the correct location. Accurately fills automated dispensing machines to ensure proper par levels are met. Accurately prepackages and follows established procedures. Makes IV rounds and completes IV worksheets. Returns IV solution to pharmacy as appropriate. Makes changes on IV scheduling as appropriate. Prints batch labels as appropriate. Consistently demonstrates good aseptic technique in the preparation of intravenous and other sterile products. Demonstrates accuracy in compounding IV solutions and other sterile products. Reviews all completed products with pharmacists prior to dispensing. Completes IV batches in a timely fashion. Reviews and maintains a working knowledge of USP Chapter <797>. Verifies that ALL patient information is on charge sheets. Reloads all surgical automated dispensing machines immediately and prepares paperwork for missing charges. Correctly places all refrigerated medications in the refrigerator immediately upon delivery. Verifies essential boxes are sealed on rounds to units. Replaces, charges, checks expiration dates of essential box medicines. Checks, and DOCUMENTS completion, on a monthly basis expiration dates on all stock areas assigned. Processes all admits, discharges and transfers on a timely basis to keep designated areas updated. Charges and credits medications in computer when necessary. Returns all credited drugs to stock by end of shift. Notifies appropriate personnel when inventory and supplies are below par levels. Maintains accountability of all items leaving the pharmacy including charging the patient or unit when applicable. Assists in performing biannual inventory. Assists in processing wholesaler order and stock shelves. Assists the coordinators and director with special assignments as needed. Keep up with all out of stock medications in the automated dispensing machines on all units. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure smooth operation of the organization. Preferred : Metric and apothecary systems of weight and volume measurement, brand and generic names of top 200 drugs, different dosage forms, Pharmaceutical abbreviations, unit dose theory and practice. Required: High School Graduate or equivalent required . Preferred: One (1) year hospital pharmacy or (2) years of retail pharmacy experience . Required: Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Technician Certificate or Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Technician Candidate Registration

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