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Pharmacy Aide

Company: Shriners Hospitals For Children
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Shriners Children's Texas, the premier pediatric burn, orthopaedic, spinal cord injury, cleft lip and palate, and pediatric subspecialties medical center, has an opportunity for a Full Time Sr. Pharmacy Tech.


The Sr. Pharmacy Tech is responsible, under the supervision of the pharmacist, to:

  • perform routine duties including on-line ordering, receiving, unpacking, storing supplies and checking shipments against invoices.
  • stock OmniCell and verify against applicable reports.
  • deliver medication to nurses as requested.
  • complete pre-packing of unit dose medications.
  • prepare both oral and parenteral medication orders.
  • possibly serve in role of lead tech and assist in the training of other techs.


Job Requirements:

Main Duties:

  • Inventory/Purchasing of medication
    • rotates medication stock to ensure use before expiration.
    • identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
  • Medication distribution
    • fills physician orders, medication cards, and interdepartmental drug requisitions.
    • replenished medications in emergency crash carts and floor stocks.
  • Medication preparation
    • generates pick lists, and medication labels as required.
    • compounds and labels batch preparations and intravenous admixtures; including parenteral nutrition aseptically - Sterile compounding.
  • Quality improvement
    • performs the issuance of controlled substances to patient care areas and maintains records as required by law.
    • participates in the quality improvement activities for the department.
    • collects data, conducts quality monitoring and inspections; and maintains logs, records, and other clinical documentation.
  • Research
    • Supports all hospital related research initiatives.

Required include:

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • 2 years experience pharmacy tech preferred
  • Pharmacy technician license in state of practice required
  • BLS or within 30 days preferred

Additional certification & licensure information:

Compounding Sterile Preparation Training obtained through completion of a course sponsored by an ACPE accredited provider or a training program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


Additional Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods. Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities and solve problems. Ability to respond quickly to emergency requests. Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing). Ability to assist in meeting the pharmaceutical needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult, and rehabilitation patients.


Company Overview:

Shriners Children's Texas is a family that respects, supports, and values each other. We are engaged in providing excellence in patient care, embracing multi-disciplinary education, and research with global impact. We foster a learning environment that values evidenced based practice, experience, innovation, and critical thinking. Our compassion, integrity, accountability, and resilience defines us as leaders in pediatric specialty care for our children and their families.


All of our positions, including on-call positions, are benefits-eligible. We offer a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending account on day one of employment. Our 403(b) retirement plan has a dollar for dollar match up to 6% after one year of employment. Employees who are 0.5 FTE or greater are also eligible for 100% company paid group life insurance, supplement life insurance, 100% company paid short-term disability, long-term disability and a generous PTO accrual.

Keywords: Shriners Hospitals For Children, Galveston , Pharmacy Aide, Other , Galveston, Texas

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