Pharmacy Technician

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for assisting the pharmacist in carrying out the duties of running a hospital pharmacy, only performing those duties permitted by law.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct rounds to the nursing units at a minimum of every 2 hours; picking up and delivering medications.  All non-IV medications will be placed in the automated dispensing units where applicable.  All IV medications will be properly stored in the refrigerator or automated dispensing unit tower section.
  • Ensure that medication rooms on the various nursing units are kept free of medication “clutter” and that all medications are secure (inside the automated dispensing units).
  • Develops and maintains a good rapport with intra- and interdepartmental personnel.
  • Maintains an adequate level of  inventory on the nursing divisions by generating replenishment reports, filling, and delivering medications.  Completes  monthly unit inspections for outdated, overstocked or inappropriate medications.
  • Fills first-dose unit dose medication orders and assists in first-dose IV admixtures and IV fluids in a timely manner under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Ensures all daily manual   charges are processed in a timely manner. 
  • Answers and fields phone-calls into the department.
  • Completes narcotic deliveries to the nursing units.
  • Completes and maintains refrigerator and/or freezer temperature logs in the pharmacy department on a daily basis.
  • Completes zone inspections monthly for outdated medication, and maintains the pharmacy free of outdated medication.
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of facilities, equipment, and supplies.  Fills unit dose carts and completes other technician duties if needed.
  • Attends departmental and other meetings as requested.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, conferences, seminars, workshops, professional affiliations, contributes idea for improvement of pharmacy services, etc.
  • Files pharmacy copies of physician orders throughout the day in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

 EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

  •  High School graduate or equivalent
  • Pharmacy Technician Registration (or application in process).
  • Pharmacy Technician Certificate from a training program preferred.
  • One year hospital pharmacy experience with unit dose and IV admixture systems; OR
  • Two years nursing home/retail pharmacy experience preferred.
  • CPR is not required.
  • Ability to perform basic math functions.
  • Knowledge of medication names and related supplies.
  • Ability to take and follow oral and written directions accurately.
  • High visual acuity.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to use computer effectively.