Job Description

Pharmacy Tech II, 40 HRs/Week, Day/Evening Rotator, Every 4th Weekend, Holidays Required

Job Summary:

Working under the day to day supervision of the pharmacists and Pharmacy Leadership, the technician is responsible for the proper handling of medications. This includes but is not limited to: receiving, distribution, management of expiration dates, management of inventory in Pyxis, storage, repackaging, compounding, filling orders, delivering, and stocking. Additional and ongoing demonstration of intermediate skills in the practice of pharmacy as defined below are required. The job requires excellent communication skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Works under the supervision of:

  • Pharmacy Leadership

Career Ladder Criteria (as applicable by site)

  • Performs Hazardous Compounding
  • Performs batch sterility tests
  • Monitors at least one Key Performance Indicator or produces at least one Key Process Improvement
  • Assists in revising training materials
  • Demonstrates Intermediate skill performance by performing at least one of the following:
    • Intermediate Purchasing Skills
    • Decentralized Pharmacy Services
    • Medication Histories
    • ADC optimization

Ordering/ Receiving

Assists with receiving order from wholesaler

Scans in delivery

Properly inventories/stickers delivery to ensure all items are received

Confirms that each med is “scannable”. Involves pharmacist when appropriate

Helps to maintain proper stock levels of drugs, supplies and solutions by informing in writing, the need for an item when it is getting low

Repackages medications from bulk to unit-dose when necessary

Compounding

Performs calculations for dosing, unit conversions, admixture volumes

Prepares clean room and sterile products area for daily use

Follows clean room policies and procedures

Prepares low and medium risk sterile and non-sterile compounds

Complies with Universal precautions and uses Aseptic technique when compounding

Inventory Management

Checks expiration dates in and outside the department

Credits and debits patients in Meditech if meds reordered or returned

Resolves missing medication issues

Performs monthly floor inspections to ensure integrity of medications on the units and in patient care areas.

Ensures all medications are properly labeled

Properly disposes of medications, hazardous substances, sharps

Properly identifies and returns expired meds eligible for credit

Assists in semi-annual inventory activities as needed

Fills Medication Orders

Receives labels and orders, and is able to accurately select proper drug, dosage form and strength

Accurately retrieves medications from ADC fill list

Neatly organizes filled meds for checking.

Accurately retrieves medications as requested at the window

Properly refills trays and kits including but not limited to: Code Trays, STEMI kits, anaphylaxis kits, “tackle boxes” in preparation for pharmacist to check.

Accurately fills OR Machines

Delivers medication

Performs routine rounds to patient care areas and units in timely manner

Delivers meds to proper location including but not limited to: ADC, Med Room or a nurse if requested.

Updates machines with current date for drug

Outdates meds in ADC at each delivery to machine

Returns meds from the floors when need

Fills Automated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC)

Under stands process of loading and unloading

Fills ADC accurately by consistent use of scanner when required

Loads meds in a neat precise manner without overfilling pocket

Is able to trouble shoot minor equipment issues with ADC

Is able to reboot equipment as needed

Communication

Uses exceptional customer service skills/communication to resolve issues

Answers phones and triages phone calls that need a pharmacists

Communicates well with nursing and other staff outside of the pharmacy department

Professionalism

Maintains a high degree of professionalism within and outside the department

Maintains excellent working relationships with others

Dresses professionally

Maintains a neat, clean and organized work area

Represents the Department of Pharmacy and acts as liaison if needed when outside the department

Complies with HIPAA policies

Supports the training of new staff

Manages time effectively and prioritizes accordingly

Maintains Logs

Responsible for the daily accurate documentation of logs including but not limited to: refrigerators, hood cleaning, eye wash

Reports any omissions or error

Handle Controlled Substances

Understands the importance of excellent record keeping, accuracy and handoffs when dealing with Controlled Substances.

Immediately reports any concerns/discrepancies to pharmacist or supervisor

Knowledge and Skills

Written and oral communication skills

Basic math needed for compounding

Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to problem solve

Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients visitors and staff

Licensure and Competencies

  • Is responsible for maintaining licensure CPhT and State registration as required
  • Is responsible for completing all educational modules including but not limited to: Steward University
  • Performs Gloved finger-tip and media fill test as required.

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