Job Description

Pharmacy Tech I, Per Diem, 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. The job requires excellent communication skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Works under the supervision of:

  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Pharmacists

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 errors

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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