The technician works as an extension of the pharmacist, performing duties related to patient, provider, and customer care. The technician has more responsibility with care activities which may include (but not be limited to) sterile product preparation and performance of a majority of pharmacy technical operations.
Provide patient/provider/customer care
Use the pharmacy computer system to facilitate patient care
Participate in patient/provider/customer care activities that do not require the expertise of a pharmacist
Prepare and label medications appropriately for distribution.
Retrieve, review, and perform inventory management for medications and supplies in the pharmacy.
Maintain pharmacy records.
Perform housekeeping duties in the pharmacy in compliance with hospital and accreditation policies.
Participate in the onboarding and training of new pharmacy personnel.
In addition to the duties and responsibilities of a Certified Pharmacy Technician:
Prepare sterile and non-sterile products for use in patient care, where applicable.
Within legal parameters, conduct operations in the pharmacy to allow a pharmacist the time and resources to engage in counseling and clinical interactions with patients.
Take on additional projects or activities as assigned by their manager
The technician will work in a non-high-risk area at least 75% of their weekly hours over 4-weeks.
Maintains qualifications to work in specialty service areas that may require the technician to deal with hazardous medicines, prepare medicines for high-risk populations (pediatric patients, chemotherapy infusion), or other specialized practice areas for pharmacy technicians.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) within 2 years - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB or NHA))
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