Pharmacy Tech III

Providence Health & Services    Missoula, MT
Job Description

Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician III (Pharmacy, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Directs workload and assigns tasks to the technical staff to assure that the IV admixture service is efficient.

  • Products are prepared and delivered in a timely manner.

  • Assures that policies and procedures relating to the preparation and delivery of IV are followed.

  • Evaluates and provides feedback to staff to assure that IV admixture products are prepared using strict aseptic technique.

  • Assures that adequate levels of bulk syringes and various CSP’s (compounded sterile preparations) are prepared at all times.

  • Assures that pharmacy equipment is in good working order and that adequate supplies are available for the preparation of IV admixture.

  • Acts as a resource for staff re: IV admixture.

  • Functions as a staff technician (see Pharmacy Technician I job description) as needed to meet operational requirements.

  • Collects medication lists & interviews patient/family.

  • Contacts retail pharmacies and physicians offices to complete or verify medication histories.

  • Coordinates daily work with clinical pharmacists.

  • Enters collated medication list into computer system for pharmacist review.

  • Provides the clinical pharmacists with completed medication histories and promptly identifies issues that require clarification/intervention.

  • Functions as a staff technician (see Pharmacy Technician I job description) as needed to meet operational requirements.

  • Acts on any controlled substance discrepancies appropriately.

  • Checks patient record for pertinent information before processing orders.

  • Enters charges and credits for patient medications timely and accurately.

  • Refers appropriate clinical questions to a pharmacist.

  • Position will be variable shifts (day/evening) and every other weekend.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Certification by the National Certification exam (PTCB or ExCPT) as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

  • Must be licensed with the State of Montana as a certified pharmacy technician

  • Valid Montana State Driver’s License, motor vehicle record, and current insurance required upon hire

  • Working knowledge of all policies and procedures related to the preparation of I.V. admixtures

  • Experience with the preparation of all types of I.V. admixtures including minibags, syringes, and large volumes

  • Knowledge of I.V. admixture pumps and related computer software

  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique

  • Clear understanding of medication names and medical terminology

  • Ability to train staff

  • Ability to prioritize and triage work in a high volume, high stress environment

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of an approved pharmacy technician program

  • 1 year of experience working in an I.V. admixture service within an acute care setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 252741

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 01:43:52 GMT

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