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Certified Pharmacy Technician- PRN

Company: Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: Assists pharmacists in preparing and distributing drugs, maintaining the drug inventory and maintenance of records under the supervision of a registered pharmacist for the age population served, as defined in the department's scope of service.


CRITERIA A: Everyday Excellence Values - Employee demonstrates Everyday Excellence values in the day-to-day performance of their job.


  • Demonstrates courtesy and caring to each other, patients and their families, physicians, and the community.
  • Takes initiative in living our Everyday Excellence values and vital signs.
  • Takes initiative in identifying customer needs before the customer asks.
  • Participates in teamwork willingly and with enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrates respect for the dignity and privacy needs of customers through personal action and attention to the environment of care.
  • Keeps customers informed, answers customer questions and anticipates information needs of customers.

    CRITERIA B: Corporate Compliance - Employee demonstrates commitment to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest Guidelines, and the GHS Corporate Compliance Guidelines.

    • Practices diligence in fulfilling the regulatory and legal requirements of the position and department.
    • Maintains accurate and reliable patient/organizational records.
    • Maintains professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicates honesty and completely; behaves in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts.

      CRITERIA C: Personal Achievement - Employee demonstrates initiative in achieving work goals and meeting personal objectives.

      • Uses accepted procedures and practices to complete assignments. Uses creative and proactive solutions to achieve objectives even when workload and demands are high.
      • Adheres to high moral principles of honesty, loyalty, sincerity, and fairness.
      • Upholds the ethical standards of the organization.

        CRITERIA D: Performance Improvement - Employee actively participates in Performance Improvement activities and incorporates quality improvement standards in his/her job performance.

        • Optimizes talents, skills, and abilities in achieving excellence in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
        • Initiates or redesigns to continuously improve work processes.
        • Contributes ideas and suggestions to improve approaches to work processes.
        • Willingly participates in organization and/or department quality initiatives.

          CRITERIA E: Cost Management - Employee demonstrates effective cost management practices.

          • Effectively manages time and resources
          • Makes conscious effort to effectively utilize the resources of the organization - material, human, and financial.
          • Consistently looks for and uses resource saving processes.

            CRITERIA F: Patient & Employee Safety - Employee actively participates in and demonstrates effective patient and employee safety practices.

            • Employee effectively communicates, demonstrates, coordinates and emphasizes patient and employee safety.
            • Employee proactively reports errors, potential errors, injuries or potential injuries.
            • Employee demonstrates departmental specific patient and employee safety standards at all times.
            • Employee demonstrates the use of proper safety techniques, equipment and devices and follows safety policies, procedures and plans.

              JOB FUNCTIONS

              ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

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

              • Fills physician / prescriber orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts or medication requisitions and specialty items/bins accurately.
              • Identifies and fills replacement medications on emergency crash carts, OR carts and floor automated medication systems accurately.
              • Compounds sterile products accurately and in accordance with USP .
              • Compounds non-sterile products accurately and in accordance with USP .
              • Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately and in a timely manner.

              • 2. Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies according to established policies, procedures and protocols and within specified time frame.

                • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations.
                • Rotates, restocks, and replaces outdated and unusable drugs according to policy.
                • Prepackages medications in unit of use containers for pediatric and neonatal population in accordance with policy.

                • Contributes to the effective operation of the department.

                  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                  • Picks up orders, requisitions and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds.
                  • Enters medication orders charges, and credits into pharmacy computer system accurately.
                  • Professionally answers the telephone, requests at the window, and makes STAT deliveries to patient care areas when requested.
                  • Maintains logs, records and other required documentation accurately; files in appropriate locations.

                  • Participates in quality improvement activities of the department.

                    PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                    • Completes all assigned medication storage area inspections in a timely manner.
                    • Conducts quality monitors, collects data and completes documentation as assigned.
                    • Completes assigned cycle counts in a timely manner.

                    • Performs all other duties as assigned.

                      PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
                      • Maintains competency required for current job title/position.

                        HIPAA REQUIREMENTS:
                        Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable HIPAA regulations appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Medical records w/ limit to job functions both paper and electronic, patient demographics, lab and radiology results, patient information related to surgery or appointment schedules, medical records related to quality/data, patient financial information and 3rd party billing, information related to patient location, religious beliefs, research information, and/or public health records, employee prescriptions, investigatory information.

                        SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
                        Maintains knowledge of and adherence to all applicable safety practices appropriate to Job Position including but not limited to: Incident reporting, handling of wastes, sharps and linen, PPE, exposure control plans, hand washing, environment of care, patient identification, receives meds and/or orders.

                        Hospital Experience preferred
                        Pyxis experience preferred
                        1-year pharmacy tech experience preferred

                        EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
                        High school diploma or equivalent required.

                        Trainee Certification or Pharmacy Technician Certificate from the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy

Keywords: Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge , Certified Pharmacy Technician- PRN, Professions , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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