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Certified Pharmacy Technician at SUN Behavioral Houston

Certified Pharmacy Technician

SUN Behavioral Houston Houston, TX Full-Time

Position Summary:

Supports Pharmacist and pharmacy services by stocking, assembling and distributing medications. Performs routine inventory checks on medications and supplies. Assists in the ordering process.

Position Responsibilities:

Clinical / Technical Skills (40% of performance review)

  • Answers telephones.
  • Makes rounds to nursing units to pick up orders.
  • Prepares individual medication cassettes for verification by pharmacist.
  • Fills requisitions for floor stock indications for verification by pharmacist.
  • Prepares billing for input by data processing.
  • Prepares and updates patient profiles on all hospitalized patients with information to include patient name, diagnosis, hospital number, age, sex, allergies, M.D.s treating (psychiatrist and internist), date of admission and other pertinent information.
  • Refers questionable orders to an intervention pharmacist for resolution.
  • Prepares pass medications for verification.
  • Prepares prescriptions for verification by pharmacist.
  • Signs out controlled substances on proof of use sheets.
  • Places and transmits orders to drug wholesaler.
  • Checks in all medication orders.
  • Checks for outdated drugs monthly on nursing units, after-hours drug cart and in Pharmacy.
  • Attends monthly pharmacy meetings and in-services.
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipates needed medications and supplies.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medication errors.
  • Assists in the preparation of IV admixtures and extemporaneous parental products under aseptic conditions.
  • Endorses policy and procedures of the department and of the hospital.
  • Maintains procedures concerning quality control, security of controlled substances and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Assists the pharmacy director on special assignments.
  • Assists the pharmacy director with responsibilities in accordance with the organizations missions, policy, and applicable laws, along with any special projects.
  • Interviews and assists in the hiring process, trains staff, plans, assigns, and directs work, addresses complaints and resolves problems.
  • Demonstrates ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from regulatory agencies, or members of the hospital staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Safety (15% of performance review)

  • Strives to create a safe, healing environment for patients and family members
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job.
  • Reports near misses, as well as errors and accidents promptly.
  • Corrects minor safety hazards.
  • Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.
  • Attends all required safety programs and understands responsibilities related to general, department, and job specific safety.
  • Participates in quality projects, as assigned, and supports quality initiatives.
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

Teamwork (15% of performance review)

  • Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Responds willingly to colleagues and serves as an active part of the hospital team.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with patients, families, staff, and physicians.
  • The ability to retrieve, communicate, and present data and information both verbally and in writing as required
  • Demonstrates listening skills and the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.
  • Demonstrates adequate skills in all forms of communication.
  • Adheres to the Standards of Behavior

Integrity (15% of performance review)

  • Strives to always do the right thing for the patient, coworkers, and the hospital
  • Adheres to established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and laws.
  • Applies the Mission and Values of SUN Behavioral Health to personal practice and commits to service excellence.
  • Supports and demonstrates fiscal responsibility through supply usage, ordering of supplies, and conservation of facility resources.
  • Completes required trainings within defined time periods, as established by job description, policies, or hospital leadership
  • Exemplifies professionalism through good attendance and positive attitude, at all times.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and staff information, following HIPAA and other privacy laws.
  • Ensures proper documentation in all position activities, following federal and state guidelines.

Compassion (15% of performance review)

  • Demonstrates accountability for ensuring the highest quality patient care for patients.
  • Willingness to be accepting of those in need, and to extend a helping hand
  • Desire to go above and beyond for others
  • Understanding and accepting of cultural diversity and differences


  • Required: Active certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
  • Preferred: Associates degree
  • Maintains education and development appropriate for position.


  • Preferred: Minimum of one (1) year experience in a behavioral healthcare setting.

Recommended Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Allergology
  • Assembly And Installation
  • Balanced Budgeting
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Billing
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