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AdventHealth Pharmacy Tech Supervisor in Killeen, Texas


Pharmacy Tech Supervisor -  AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Our team members are nationally recognized for delivering the highest level of care. We offer the latest advances in medicine and provide uncommon compassion as part of our faith-based approach to wellness. Our employees make a difference on a higher level by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. At AdventHealth Central Texas & AdventHealth Rollins Brook, you will receive a competitive salary while experiencing the freedom to deliver the best care for patients’ bodies, minds, and spirits in a way you feel passionate about. There is no better place to make a true impact in the lives of others.

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

§    Located in the heart of Texas, AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook provide care for the citizens of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

§    Both AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook are committed to reinvesting in the community by offering the services, technologies and facilities to set the standard with the continually changing healthcare industry.

§    As a member of our team of more than 1,000 employees you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth while working in an environment that is centered around our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.


Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

Day Shift

You Will Be Responsible For:

Pharmacy Operations

Actively performs all pharmacy technician functions and maintains active proficiency in:

·      Standard work parameters

·      Operational programs

·      Delivery and compounding systems

·      Hospital computer systems

·      Medication ordering systems


Maintains operational expertise in and actively provides coverage of the technician services provided by

·      Central Pharmacy

·      IV Room

·      Delivery

·      Controlled Substances

·      Oncology Compounding

·      Quality Assurance & Sampling

·      Technician Inventory Check

·      Medication History

·      Clinical Services

·      Regulatory Compliance

·      Designated Trainer

·      Quality Assurance Auditing


Oversees appropriate utilization of medication automation, technology, and computer systems

·      Accurately interprets electronic records

·      Maintains expertise in Cerner processes

·      Manages proper and complete patient profile record


Accurately oversees the management of medication inventories and the preparation and delivery of patientspecific medication doses

·      Manages medication delivery activities

·      Prepares accurate medication products for delivery

·      Prevents improper drug, dose, dosage form selection, expiration dating, and barcode scanning issues when checking products

·      Performs oral and injectable product compounding


Supervises technician and intern practice

·      Maintains appreciation for and competency to perform technician duties and roles as needed

·      Prioritizes work load, organizes work flow, and checks accuracy of pharmacy technician activities

·      Intervenes as needed to optimize the patient-centered pharmacy services provided in/by practice area


Pharmacy Practice

Facilitates medication safety practices

·      Identifies, mitigates, and reports potential medication errors such as lookalike sound-alike medications


Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development

·      Maintains personal continuing education plan including documentation of an annual selfevaluation and plan for self-development

·      Completes CE modules as part of Pharmacy Technician licensure renewal


Provides patientcentered care services

·      Provides accurate, safe and timely medication therapy


Effectively collaborates with other hospital departments and strategic business unit leader to advance patient care services and pharmacy programs


Supervises, coordinates, and oversees pharmacy care services and direct patient care programs in a Clinical Pharmacy Division

·      Supervises all activities within assigned patient service lines and operational areas


Clinical Pharmacy Services

Works as an active member of pharmacy clinical programs and multidisciplinary team

·      Collaborates with other pharmacy staff

·      Collaborates with care providers and Pharmacist to optimize care and improve services


Provides support to direct patient care programs

·         Places practice priority on the delivery of patientcentered care

·         Identifies highrisk patients and implements interventions to improve quality and safety

·         Proficiently maintains patient information and efficiently evaluates patients’ health care needs


Provides coverage of decentralized pharmacy practice areas

·         Provides medication histories in decentralized areas as assigned and supports other areas as needed


Maintains expertise and continuityof practice in all care areas of:

·         Cardiology Pharmacy Division

·         Critical Care Pharmacy Division

·         Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Division

·         Internal Medicine Pharmacy Division

·         Neurology Pharmacy Division

·         Oncology Pharmacy Division

·         Surgery Pharmacy Division


Teamwork and Inter-Professional Collaboration

Presents to assigned areas on time, ready to work and does not exhibit unscheduled absenteeism

·         Adheres to lunch and break schedule


Assures continuity of care between shifts, among pharmacy staff assignments, and across pharmacy practice areas

·         Assures appropriate handoff between shifts and participates in Energizers/Meetings

·         Accepts any necessary work from preceding and does not leave excessive work for following shift


Works effectively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure the best outcome for the patient

·         Demonstrates sensitivity to the perspective of the patient, caregiver, or health care colleague in all communications

·         Actively supports teammates (pharmacists, technicians, managers)

·         Uses effective negotiation skills to resolve conflicts


Assist pharmacy managers and pharmacist with compliance, auditing, and medication histories.


Teaching, Training, Precepting, and Mentorship

Mentors new-staff and assists with training

Supports experiential training of pharmacy trainees in areas of expertise

·         Actively engages in pharmacy technician student learning experiences


Demonstrates desire and aptitude for teaching and competency of

·         The teaching roles: Instructing, Modeling, and Coaching

·         Teaching clinical problem solving

·         Evaluating experiential performance

·         Providing criteria-based feedback

·         Teaching independent evidence-based practice

·         Differentiating between students and resident learning experiences


Precepts and mentors (number defined annually):

·         Pharmacy technician student rotations


Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation

Supports and participates in medicationuse process improvements led by colleagues and peers

Supports regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processes

Identifies practice-related issues which require evaluation

·         Identifies the need for quality improvement initiatives or healthcare provider education as needed to advance practice

·         Identifies short- and long-term obstacles to patient care and medication safety, regulatory compliance, or stewardship of resources


Professional Activities and Practice Advancements

Maintains a commitment to pharmacy practice via participation in pharmacy technician professional activities and practice advancement accomplishments. Supports improvements in and contributions to pharmacy practice

Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching


Leadership and Organizational Involvement

Participates in departmental meetings (75% attendance as scheduled)

Participates in departmental educational activities (100% completion)

Supports practice advancement initiatives, clinical research projects, and stewardship initiatives led by colleagues and peers

Maintains professional image

·         Actively participates in a Departmental Practice Council(s) as requested


Develops leadership qualities and skills

Schedule and Human Resources Management

Must meet work performance standards

·         Failure to meet performance standards may prevent tier advancement and can lead to positive discipline and a demotion


Maintains competent, skilled, and cooperative staff by coordinating training for new employees, coaching and mentoring of all employees, and routine professional development for all staff

Assist with recruitment, interview, and hiring processes for staff in assigned areas

Develops a harmonious and satisfied staff by facilitating engagement initiatives and taking actions that appropriately maintain positive employee engagement

Supervises and monitors staff performance in assigned pharmacy areas to ensure accuracy and quality of services, completion of all tasks, and mitigation and correction of deficiencies

Provides manager with feedback regarding job performance including employee discipline if needed for assigned employees

Supervises pharmacy technicians, pharmacy technician interns, and pharmacy interns


What You Will Need:

·         Three years of Contemporary hospital pharmacy experience

         Registered Pharmacy Technician in Texas

·        Current certification from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB),         the Institute for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ICPT), or from the       National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

·       Sterile Compounding Certification

·      Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in a physical science, business or          healthcare preferred


Job Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician Supervisor has primary responsibility for the pharmacy automation systems, technician scheduling, technician PDO/sick coverage and technician assignments. Other facility specific assignments may include patient billing and inventory management activities.  If applicable for the facility, information systems must be accessed for pharmacy charge data, AHS CDM databases, wholesaler, purchase files, automated dispensing systems, pharmaceutical contracts and data files.






This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.