Certified Pharmacy Technician - Specialist

ID 2022-8954
Location
Moses Cone Hospital
Work Location
US-NC-Greensboro
Division : Name
Moses Cone Hospital
Department : Name
MHC - IV Admixture
Category
PHARMACY
Position Sub-Category
PHARMACY TECH
Position Type
Full Time
Employment Type
Employee
Exempt/NonExempt
Non-Exempt
FTE
1.00
Work Hours
40
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Monday through Friday, occasional Weekends and holidays
On call Required
No

Overview

INPATIENT

 

This position is accountable to work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and assist in the various activities of the pharmacy department in order to provide quality patient care in a designated setting. Candidates have the ability to foster a top-tier employee engagement culture throughout Cone Health. Certified pharmacy technician specialists have prior experience in hospital settings to include various roles within distributive and medication history roles. This role requires advanced leadership qualities and experience, given the additional responsibility to take ownership of department training, competency assessment, and project assignments that go beyond the certified technician role.

A certified pharmacy technician specialist (CPTS):

1. Is cross trained and demonstrates, in both written and verbal form, expert proficiency and competency in a highly specialized or diverse pharmacy practice model.

2. In conjunction with the pharmacist manager or his/her designee, is responsible for:

a. the operational oversight in a highly specialized or diverse pharmacy practice model.

b. the quality, regulatory, and compliance oversight in a highly specialized or diverse pharmacy practice model.

c. a longitudinal process improvement project(s) in a highly specialized or diverse pharmacy practice model.

 

Talent Pool: Allied Health

 

Responsibilities

 

 
Prepares, distributes and disposes of medications in compliance with current standards of practice under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

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Records patient medication histories.

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Serves as a pharmacy technology resource to the department. Demonstrates ability to operate, troubleshoot, and resolve automation/technology issues.

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In addition to patient care responsibilities, accepts and completes project assignments, performs ongoing audits, and assists with maintaining regulatory compliance on a routine basis according to departmental needs.

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Maintains inventory in work areas.

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Redirects workflow/resources during peak/low volumes and assists with scheduling of technicians while maintaining workflow and triaging phone calls.

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Trains and educates new and current employees and follows up to ensure competency of the team. Develops and revises competency documents/tools. Completes competency evaluation and provides appropriate feedback to leadership.

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Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate degree in pharmacy technology or other healthcare related degree.

 

EXPERIENCE:
Required: Certified pharmacy technician experience in hospital setting for at least six months.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
REQUIRED:

? Pharmacy technician certification through PTCB or NHA prior to hire

? Registered with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of hire

*Must satisfactorily complete required testing: basic mathematics competency annually, aseptic technique [if required], maintain PTCB certification, medication history-taking competency*

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