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Pharmacy Technician - Galveston Retail Pharmacy

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Pharmacy Technologist assists Pharmacists in providing drug distribution, technical services and clinical services associated with the preparation, storage and dispensing of pharmaceuticals.

Job Duties

  • Prepares unit-dose medications specific to patient needs including patient's weight, allergies, and age (pediatric, neonate, adolescent, adult, and geriatric).Retrieves and delivers inpatient medication orders and supplies.
  • Prepares sterile products utilizing aseptic technique and USP 797 standards (to include the preparation, handling and disposal of bio-hazardous drugs).
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate automated technology including compounding, repackaging, cartfill and Automated Drug Systems.
  • Compounds bulk and extemporaneous pharmaceuticals specific to patients needs including weight and age (pediatric, neonate, adolescent, adult, and geriatric).
  • Communicates effectively with other pharmacy employees, healthcare professionals, and patients while appropriately recognizing age (pediatric, neonate, adolescent, adult, and geriatric).
  • Maintains adequate drug inventories in pharmacy areas and patient care areas and notifies the appropriate personnel when shortages and/or outages noted.
  • Performs quality assurance/improvement audits
  • Maintains a neat clean and organized work area.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in staffing assignments.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.
  • Assists pharmacists in filling ambulatory prescriptions specific to patient needs including patient's weight, allergies, and age (pediatric, neonate, adolescent, adult, and geriatric).
  • Assists in record keeping activities in any assigned area.

Minimum Qualifications

High school or equivalent and no experience required. Registered with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) as a Pharmacy Technician and have taken and passed a pharmacy technician certification examination approved by TSBP and have a current certification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

ACPE approved IV (sterile products) certification.

EQUIPMENT:

Standard office equipment and pharmaceutical equipment.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/LOCATION OF POSITION:

Standard hospital pharmacy environment.

Working with the public.

Work with chemotherapy and other bio-hazardous agents

Working weekends and shift rotation.

May be required to work overtime and extended shifts during emergencies.

OTHER:

Must pass UTMB and TDCJ security clearance

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Compensation

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Pharmacy Technician - Galveston Retail Pharmacy, Other , Galveston, Texas

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