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Pharmacy Technician

Opportunity Criteria

Employment TypeFull Time
Salary Range Not Specified
Would you thrive in an environment where you learn and grow personally and professionally all while helping make a positive impact on people’s lives? Do you appreciate being around others like yourself who are dependable, trustworthy, hard workers who believe in the value of each other, teamwork, and inclusivity? HSCS is dedicated to building a diverse community atmosphere where employees feel valued, supported, and accepted while providing specialized care for Texans in need. If providing hope and healing through compassionate, innovative, and individualized care interest you, we welcome your application for the position below.

The Pharmacy Technician II performs highly-complex (senior-level) pharmaceutical assistance work with pharmacist review and supervision as required by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, under the supervision of the Director of Pharmacy. Work involves inventory management, preparing medications for a pharmacist final check, delivering medications to patient areas, conducting medication area inspections, providing technical assistance, and performing clerical duties. Provides guidance to others as needed. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment within the boundaries allowed by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Responsible for adhering to standards of professional, legal, and ethical practice and all applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures and/or guidelines of the hospital, HHSC and Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).

Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.



 
Essential Job Functions:
1. Attends work on a regular basis and may be asked to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
2. Prepares prescription drugs pursuant to medication orders with final pharmacist check prior to dispensing. Prepares bulk medications via unit-dosing equipment and supplies. Distributes patient medication and stock supplies to medication storage areas timely and accurately. Provides customer service support, to include answering telephone calls and assisting in person with requests.
3. Enters and reviews medication information, prescriptions, and directions for use into databases or patient profiles, with the pharmacist providing the final verification.
4. Manages the pharmacy inventory by placing orders, receiving, and reconciling shipments, and updating the pharmacy software. Sets and adjusts par levels based on usage. Monitors inventory routinely to remove expired or excess medication. Arranges for pharmacy waste and expired medications to be removed through authorized vendors.
5. Maintains files (i.e., invoices, outpatient prescriptions, controlled substance records) as required by the TSBP and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulations, and hospital policy.
6. Prepares reports as requested by the Director of Pharmacy.
7. Maintains pharmacy equipment and medication preparation areas orderly with routine sanitizing as required. Ensures security of the pharmacy and medications. Participates in hospital and department performance improvement activities.
8. Maintains competency by participating in required hospital and licensure training by due date; participates in hospital in-services, departmental meetings, and continuing education offerings as requested; assesses own needs and seeks learning experiences; takes responsibility for keeping abreast of changes in hospital and departmental policies and procedures; and attends continuing education as required by the TSBP to maintain Pharmacy Technician certification.
9. Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.  
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology
2. Knowledge of applicable state and federal pharmacy rules and regulation
3. Skills in using pharmaceutical equipment to include, but not limited to, unit-dosing equipment and automated medication dispensing system
4. Ability to prepare medications
5. Ability to monitor and replenish inventory per established par levels
6. Ability to communicate effectively with others

 
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy  
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Experience in pharmaceutical assistance work
2. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred; education and experience may be substituted for one another  

Facility & Address

San Antonio State Hospital

  • San Antonio TX 78223

Contact Information

Sabrina Lopez-Lugo

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