Pharmacy Technician (406)

Hancock Regional Hospital   Greenfield, IN   Full-time     Pharmacy
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Posted on September 29, 2020

JOB SUMMARY: Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.

QUALIFICATIONS:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collects data, conducts quality monitors, and completes documentation as assigned.
  • Collects patient home medications per hospital process and enters into EMAR.
  • Fills physician orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, and stock requisitions accurately.
  • Replenishes medications in emergency drug containers and floor stock areas accurately.
  • Prepares intravenous admixtures and other sterile preparations (including chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition) safely and accurately using appropriate techniques.
  • Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule.
  • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing medications and supplies in appropriate locations.
  • Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.
  • Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
  • Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas accurately within specified time periods.
  • Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques.
  • Picks up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds. Enters medication orders into pharmacy computer system accurately.
  • Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately.
  • Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required.
  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel. Answers requests and makes stat deliveries to patient care and ancillary areas when requested.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.
  • Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately; files documentation in appropriate locations.
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication.
  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well-organized; keeps pharmacy equipment clean.
  • Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.

EXPECTED BEHAVIORS:

  • Maintains current technician certification, attends pharmacy staff meetings, p