Pharmacy Technician (406)
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.
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- Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.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- Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
- Maintains current technician certification, attends pharmacy staff meetings, p