Pharmacy Technician IV Specialist - Sharp Memorial Hospital - Variable Shift - Full Time
- Sharp Memorial Hospital
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:Full Time - 8 hour shift. Will alternate between Day and Evening shifts.
Weekend Requirements:Every Other
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$25.966 - $32.457 - $38.948
The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position. The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.
What You Will Do
To assist the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services that supports the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare. Performs technical tasks involved in the preparation, documentation and distribution of intravenous medications. Provides operational, developmental, and quality assurance / improvement support for IV admixture programs.
- 1 Year experience in a hospital pharmacy environment.
- California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED
- H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
- Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board -PREFERRED
- Equipment maintenance and monitoring
Monitors integrity of clean room environment and takes steps to assure maintenance of integrity.
Facilitates and assures completion of all IV related departmental quality assurance documentation (hood / clean room particulate inspection, hood, room biological load, engineering controls, hood pre-filter changes, temperature logs, hood cleaning logs, tubing and IV solution changes, equipment setup, testing and calibrations etc.)
Monitors hood inspection dates and facilitates inspection process.
Assures that laminar hood pre-filters are checked each month and either cleaned or replaced as appropriate.
Participates and assists management with assuring that employee process validation and end product testing of admixed products is up to date.
- IV preparation management
Prepares all IV admixtures in strict accordance with established guidelines.
Properly handles and prepares chemotherapeutic agents using the appropriate precautions in the Biological Safety Cabinet (BSC).
Organizes workload to accomplish all admixture tasks in time to meet established batch delivery times.
Performs primary check of labeling to ascertain completeness of label according to established procedures.
Always obtains pharmacist check prior to dispensing IV admixtures.
Responds to special admixture requests to meet criteria established for STAT, ASAP and NOW medication orders.
Recycles IVs where possible and removes expired products from circulation.
Maintains IV area in a clean/orderly manner and restocks prior to the end of shift.
Communicates workload or operational issues to supervisors in a consistent and timely manner.
Maintains integrity of Pharmacy Waste streams.
- Inventory control
Communicates special or urgent inventory needs to buyer, or follows-through with ordering or procuring if required.
Ensures proper med storage to prevent premature degradation or expiration.
Completes assigned pharmacy and nursing inspections.
Removes outdated and unusable medications to segregated storage site.
- Medication safety and use
Participates in medication use safety surveillance initiatives.
Proactively identifies potential medication safety improvement opportunities such as look alike, sound alike medication storage and packaging issues, delivery / storage / security related issues, inventory management issues etc.
Proactively participates in the development of medication safety initiatives to prevent occurrence or reoccurrence of medication safety events.
Demonstrates awareness of medication safety communications delivered by pharmacy management and safe medication practice pharmacist.
Prepares performance improvement, monitoring reports and provides data as required by pharmacy management.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classCalifornia Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy; Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board; H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
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