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Certified Pharmacy Technician - Pyxis Coordinator

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Kenner
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

This job is a member of the inpatient pharmacy team and work directly with the department pharmacists to maintain and improve pharmacy services for the assigned areas. Responsible for the maintenance of Pyxis MedStation system for adult and pediatric inpatient areas at the Medical Center under the supervision of pharmacist.


Required – High School diploma or equivalent


Work Experience

Required – 2 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician



Required – Pharmacy Technician Certification in the state of practice

National Pharmacy Technician Certification

Pyxis Certification must be obtained within 90 days of hire

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.

  • Must have working knowledge of pharmaceutical mathematics

  • Must have working knowledge of sterile technique and demonstrate aseptic technique proficiency

  • Must have working knowledge of safety guidelines for handling chemotherapy

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.

  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.

  • Skills to operate standard pharmacy and office equipment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).

Job Duties

  • Coordinate the setup, installation, and expansion of Pyxis MedStation systems.

  • Communicate the status of Pyxis product projects/activities/issues to pharmacy and nursing staffs.

  • Review reports of nursing activities and discrepancies, and refer to pharmacist or nurse manager according to policy and procedure.

  • Participate in policy and procedure development and review of Pyxis MedStation system.

  • Assist in resolving Pyxis MedStation system issues as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Manage inventory of Pyxis MedStation systems.

  • Review and adjust inventory max and min levels.

  • Review all Batch reports (e.g., Refill, Stock-out, All Station Events, Charges and Credits, Discrepancies, Overrides).

  • Facilitate and monitor pharmacy staff training (new and current staff).

  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, Kenner , Certified Pharmacy Technician - Pyxis Coordinator, Other , Kenner, Louisiana

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