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Steward Health Care

Pharmacy Technician, PRN

Steward Health Care - San Antonio, TX

Pharmacy Technician, PRN','1705996','!*!Pharmacy TechPharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. Pharmacy technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice, and be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, package, and compound and otherwise prepare medications. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Procures and distributes medication orders per physician request, pharmacist request, or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols

Fills physician orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, stock requisitions and automated dispensing system refill lists accurately

Replenishes medications in emergency drug containers and floor stock areas accurately

Prepares intravenous admixtures and other sterile preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques including aseptic manipulations, garbing procedures, and aseptic work practices

Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule

Assist with the purchase of drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward best demonstrated practices

Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing medications and supplies in appropriate locations

Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date

Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs

Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas accurately within specified time periods

Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques

Picks up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds

Assist in the process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts

Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required

Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel

May answer requests at the window (if applicable to hospital location) and makes stat deliveries to patient care and ancillary areas when requested

Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately; files documentation in appropriate locations

Demonstrates competence in automated dispensing equipment and adheres to established processes and procedures

Loads medications from restock lists into automated distribution system correctly

Empties and reconciles contents of automated distribution equipment return bins

Ensures that look-alike, sound-alike medications are segregated in automated distribution equipment

Maintains outdated medication tracking function, ensuring appropriate expiration dates are entered, stock is rotated, and expired items removed from automated distribution equipment

Maintains appropriate par levels for inventories in automated distribution equipment

Accurately loads new inventory items and removes items deleted from inventory in automated distribution equipment

Monitors automated distribution equipment stock-outs and resolves stock-outs in a timely manner

Inspects medications in automated distribution equipment monthly, ensuring removal of expired and unusable medications and reconciliation of inventories

Maintains security and confidentiality of passwords

Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs

Maintains all required training and education per department requirements

Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control.  Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations','!*!Requirements:

High school degree or equivalent

Current technician certification and required licensing

Previous experience as a hospital pharmacy technician preferred

ACPE or ASHP accredited course in compounding sterile preparations preferred

Customer service skills

Customer oriented at all times - must be diplomatic

Work within a diverse workforce

Pressure to perform in emergency situations

Constant interruptions

Ability to handle multiple projects

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled','Professional - Non Nursing','Texas-San Antonio','','Southwest General Hospital, LP','Associate's Degree/College Diploma','','PRN Position','PRN Position','Other','Other','Pharmacy Technician, PRN

5 days 17 hours ago

Steward Health Care


Pharmacy Technician, PRN Steward Health Care - San Antonio, TX, United States


Location: San Antonio, TX

Company Profile:
Steward Health Care System is a community-based accountable care organization and community hospital network with more than 17,000 employees serving more than one million patients annually in more than 150 communities. Each hospital and facility within the Steward family, while part of an extensive network of health care providers, has its own rich history of providing outstanding, compassionate care right in the communities where patients need it most. Hospitals in the system include Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Morton Hospital in Taunton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Norwood Hospital, Quincy Medical Center, Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton.