POSITION SUMMARY: Assists the inpatient pharmacy department staff in accomplishing the goals of efficiently dispensing medications through preparation of bulk and batch sterile products ( IV solutions); providing drugs and supplies to nursing stations and all associated functions that are entailed in that process, and producing accurate patient charges.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent is required.
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Must maintain current registration with the NM Board of Pharmacy
Effective verbal and interpersonal skills are required
Basic computer skills are required
Familiarity with medical terminology, basic math and reading comprehension skills are preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Hospital experience is preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Pharmacy
Bloodborne pathogen B
Occasional exposure in daily duties. Little expected risk, but may be exposed unexpectedly to potential infectious materials. Exposure may be superficial and limited to a small amount of fluid. Close quarters in a busy environment. Low risk for infectious disease. Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals, allergenic drug products and needle sticks. Moderate exposure to video display terminals.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to move throughout the hospital at a rapid pace for the entire shift. Hearing must be sufficient to answer telephones and eyesight must be sufficient to read requisitions. Hand-eye coordination must be sufficient to perform aseptic technique. Must be able to raise a moderate load (less than 50 lbs.) using sound body mechanics alone or with assistance.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.