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Pharmacy Technician - Full Time - Days - Central Pharmacy Operations

Company: Houston Methodist Hospital
Location: Bellaire
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Pharmacy Technician position is responsible for completing a variety of routine pharmacy services related to medication acquisition which may include, but are not limited to: triaging phone calls, repackaging medications, dispensing medications, labeling medications, charging/crediting medications, compounding medications, and inventorying medications. This position ensures optimal patient safety and customer service. PEOPLE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with other health care professionals as needed for problem resolution and/or achievement of identified patient specific goals. SERVICE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    • Assists with optimizing the safety and efficiency of pharmacy operations and to support the workflow needs of the pharmacy department.
      • Contributes in departmental efforts to resolve drug related problems and maximizing patient care. QUALITY/SAFETY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
        • Performs efficient and safe medication distribution functions such as, but not limited to: telephone triage, repackaging of medications, labeling medications, charge/credit of medications, compounding medications, and inventory of medications.
          • Provides support to the workflow and reports any problems to the appropriate parties. Accurately documents and completes paperwork for the assigned role/function.
            • Reports near misses and inputs errors promptly to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. FINANCE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
              • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Recommends solutions in achieving departmental objectives.
                • Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.
                  • GROWTH/INNOVATION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
                    • Participates in departmental projects activities, and seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Pharmacy Technician.
                      This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. EDUCATION
                      • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
                        • Two years of college preferred WORK EXPERIENCE
                          • Zero experience; one year of Pharmacy Technician experience applicable to the specific work setting (e.g., hospital, specialty pharmacy) highly preferred LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
                            • LPHT - Licensed Pharmacy Tech - State Registration Texas Pharmacy Technician Registration OR
                            • RPI - Reg Pharmacy Intern - State Licensure AND
                            • SCAT - Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique Completion of the 40 hours Sterile Compounding and Aseptic course from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) approved training program (if applicable to assigned work area. See manager for details and tracking certification information) within 90 days AND
                            • IV Certification - Intravenous certification (ACPE) ACPE approved IV certification (if applicable to assigned work area. See manager for details and tracking certification information) within 6 months KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
                              • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
                                • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
                                  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
                                    • Proficient in performing accurate calculations required for usual dosage determinations
                                      • Possesses proficient computer knowledge; operates multiple computer systems to include, hospital/pharmacy related software, drug preparation pumps/devices, packaging and labeling machines, automated drug dispensing equipment, prescription balances, and portable data processing units
                                        • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
                                          WORK ATTIRE
                                          • Uniform No
                                          • Scrubs Yes
                                          • Business professional No
                                          • Other (department approved) No ON-CALL
                                            Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
                                            • On Call No TRAVEL
                                              Travel specifications may vary by department
                                              • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area No
                                              • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area No Company Profile: Houston Methodist Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Texas (two-way tie) and one of America's "Best Hospitals." As a full-service, acute-care hospital located in the Texas Medical Center and the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist, it has evolved into one of the nation's largest nonprofit teaching hospitals and a leader in innovative medical research with a comprehensive residency program. Two of Houston Methodist's primary academic affiliates are among the nation's leading health care organizations: Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Houston Methodist also has affiliations with Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. With 948 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and more than 8,400 employees, Houston Methodist Hospital offers unparalleled care for thousands of patients from around the world. Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans. Equal Employment Opportunity Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston , Pharmacy Technician - Full Time - Days - Central Pharmacy Operations, Professions , Bellaire, Texas

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