A non-professional and non-supervisory health care employee, who under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, performs specific job responsibilities for the routine daily internal Pharmacy operations, and also performs advanced technician responsibilities
- Effectively use the hospital’s electronic medical record and pharmacy systems for charging / crediting, inventory adjustments and other functions
- Lay out medications for Pyxis fill and individual patient items for final check by the Pharmacist.
- Deliver medications and other supplies to nursing units
- Prepare I.V. admixtures using aseptic technique, and assist in clean room maintenance as assigned
- Prepare sterile chemotherapy admixtures using aseptic technique, and following all policies and procedures regarding hazardous materials
- Perform assigned daily cleaning and maintenance of Packing/Preparation area.
- Repackage pharmaceuticals for unit of use
- Answer the telephone and window calls
- Maintain on a routine basis the physical area of the Pharmacy
- Assist in checking new shipments into inventory
- Learn basic functions of purchasing pharmaceuticals and serve as a back-up when the buyer is not available
- Serve as a formal trainer and mentor new employees
- Consistently complete assigned audits and performance improvement projects, such as narcotic audits, inventory control, clinic order filling, etc.
- Troubleshoot pharmacy-specific problems (such as Pyxis issues, delivery / service-related problems, etc…) and escalate if necessary
- Perform other such duties as may be assigned by the pharmacist on duty or pharmacy management
- Attend department staff meetings and in-service programs
- Serve as a role model for others in the department
- Audit Anesthesia Departments controlled substance lockers with return of the previous Controlled Substance Disposition Records to satellite Pharmacy for further processing
- Achieve a monthly audit of all medication and IV storage areas throughout the hospital. This audit includes removal and documentation of all outdated, defective, and non-authorized items.
- Assist in other pharmacy department responsibilities as requested by a pharmacist or pharmacy management
- High school diploma or GED required
- Basic typing and/or computer skills
- Experience as a Pharmacy Technician preferred
- Certificate from an ASHP accredited pharmacy technician training program preferred
- PTCB certification (C.Ph.T.) preferred
- Must either possess a valid MO Board of Pharmacy Technician Registration or be eligible for application