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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 1/12/2017

Methodist Houston, TX

Houston, TX
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Job Summary

The Pharmacy Technician II assists in providing day-to-day comprehensive pharmacy services that require advanced competencies (i.e., order entry, compounding, etc.). The Pharmacy Technician II assists the Pharmacy manager in the collation of data for productivity and quality assessment, improvements, and mentoring new employees. The Pharmacy Technician II may, at times, be required to perform other specialized functions in the work area, if trained and competent in the function. The Pharmacy Technician II may also, at times, be required to perform any functions normally associated with a Pharmacy Tech I job description if departmental needs mandate. The Pharmacy Technician II is responsible for fulfilling the department`s mission to provide excellent distributive, educational, and clinical services to our customers. The Pharmacy Technician II is required to respect fellow team members and other healthcare workers. The Pharmacy Technician II is expected to provide compassionate customer service and is absolutely accountable for their work performance. We commit ourselves to positive patient and family outcomes. A Pharmacy Technician II is expected to demonstrate personal and professional integrity at all times.



Medication Orders: Has a clear understanding of the medication order process from physician initiation to med distribution to patient care area.


Proficient in performing calculations required for usual dosage determinations.


Knowledgeable and skilled in recognizing medication trade names, generic names, dosage, routes of administration, and frequency


Greater than 80 % of primary job responsibilities include the following for each job title:

a)Computer Order Entry. Enters data promptly and accurately:

* Verifies correct patient name, identification number, and location

* Confirms and inputs current height, weight, and allergy

* Competent and proficient in translation of physician orders.

* Processes order entry efficiently by utilizing order sets, correct bill codes, and appropriate dispense quantities.

* Manages orders by prioritizing stat orders, now orders, pyxis items, and regular administration orders

* Utilizes correct order set code to determine the proper drug name, route, dose, and administration times

* Follows guidelines for non-formulary and appropriate clinical notes and flags

* Identifies automatic therapeutic interchanges and enters the correct medication, as well as, prints out the form for the Pharmacist to sign and place on the chart.

* Within reasonable limits (NGT 10% below) average speed and accuracy of the order entry process should be consistent with the group norm

* Pro-actively notifies verification Pharmacist of order entry issues that cannot be resolved

* Comprehends automated computer system. Understands how to prioritize the physician orders and manage the automated computer system accordingly. Identifies and follows up on Physician orders to maximize patient outcomes.

b)TQC. Prepares compound products with accuracy and appropriate aseptic technique:

* Proactively ascertains vault and storeroom inventory levels every shift on a daily basis

* Efficiently prepares sterile and non-sterile compounded products in batches or individual doses

* Skilled in repackaging of bulk medications into unit dose forms.

* Assures adherence to sterile procedures and care of equipment to prevent contamination

* Applies proper techniques when preparing, mixing, assembling, packaging, and/or labeling.

* Follows specific labeling requirements necessary to comply with compounding procedures

* Obtain required documents and provides or obtains signatures to complete compound projects

* Processes sterility cultures and obtains results in a timely manner.

* Competent and proficient in utilizing available resources to locate recipes and formulas

* Knowledgeable of all materials necessary for specific compound preparations and packaging

* Appropriately files all worksheets, logs, and lab reports on a daily basis

c)SNF. Reconciles nursing units and submits data for department

* Completes Section O of Medication Data Set (MDS)

* Updates height, weight, allergy and CrCl on patient profiles

* Maintains/updates Drug Regimen Review (DRR) notebooks

* Coordinates the DRR process and maintains the records.

* Coordinates review of Pyxis override reports with pharmacist.

* Performs unit inspections to keep units in compliance with policies and regulations.

* Performs medication pass observation

* Coordinates the data collection and record keeping and assists in preparation of reports for CMPI

* Provides training for nursing staff, pharmacy staff and unit secretaries on a variety of technical issues (e.g., order entry issues).

d) Vault. Ensures accurate documentation and tracking of movement of controlled substances

* Assists administrative specialist in controlled substances to coordinate the workflow in the vault and the delivery activities of the technician I personnel.

* Revises vault assignments as required by staffing

* Schedules the vault technicians and submits the schedule to manager for approval and posting

* Follows up on unresolved controlled substances discrepancies

* Reconciles return bins for Pyxis med stations in procedure areas without pharmacy satellite support

* Coordinates removal of expired controlled substances from Pyxis units and prepares necessary quality assurance reports

* Receives controlled substances orders from wholesaler

* Audits delivery records

e) Pyxis (ADS) Coordinator. Coordinates the automated dispensing

Inventory control activities and reporting.

* Inventory Control: Monitors drug usage and stock outs in automated dispensing units and maintains/adjusts inventory par levels as appropriate.

* Drawer Configuration: Identifies appropriate pocket sizes for medications and appropriately separates different types of medication forms to prevent medication errors.

* Reporting: Generates, collates, and maintains automated dispensing system reports as required. Collates, reviews and maintains productivity, quality assessment, and inventory data collected for management s review.

* Expired Drugs: Monitors automated dispensing machines for expired drugs. Documents and reports monthly checking by pharmacy staff.

* Problem Solving: Coordinates troubleshooting activities for automated dispensing system and documents problems and resolutions. Reviews service logs routinely. Contacts the vendor as necessary.

* Restocking: Loads and/or refills medications in automated dispensing unit accurately and promptly.

* Drug Recalls: Coordinates the removal of recalled medications from automated dispensing units, prepares documentation and forwards to Pharmacy Purchasing Technician in a timely manner.

* Data Entry: Enters data promptly and accurately for file maintenance.

* Receives controlled substances orders from wholesaler

* Audits delivery records

f) Computer Support Billing Entry.

* Resolves Mediware billing exceptions

* Identifies appropriate resolution for HIS billing rejects and provides the resolution details to Charge Transaction Control

* Assists the Pyxis tech when needed with resolution of Pyxis charge rejects

* Documents trends of order entry errors that lead to billing rejects and identifies areas for improvement

* Provides individualized training follow-up to users making consistent errors

* Provides remedial training on a larger scale when more global issues are identified that lead to common errors

* Performs ad hoc charging or crediting activities for select areas

* Must have the ability to work with hospital information systems such as Mediware, HIS, Pyxis


At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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