Assists the Pharmacist in providing medication, drug information and pharmaceutical services to patients, nurses, physicians and other hospital personnel.
Prepares intravenous solutions and admixtures.
Maintains inventory of supplies and reorders them accordingly.
Assists in filling prescriptions
Maintains patient profiles and charts by filing, cataloging, storing and purging prescription documents and in compliance with PBM/Medicare D requirements if applicable.
Processes records of medications and supplies dispensed to patients or customers, computes charges and either enters them into the computer or forwards them to Information Systems or Patient Account Technician .
Prepares select reports and MARs.
Receives and stores incoming deliveries of medication and supplies.
Participates in departmental and organizational performance improvement and CQI activities.
Assists the Pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care for patients ranging in age from newborn to the elderly. Must be able to identify and understand that there are dosage variations between newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, and know to consult with the Pharmacist if any doubts or questions arise.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Maintains the Pharmacy Department in a clean and orderly manner.
Recognizes inappropriate dosing based on available dosage forms for various age groups.
Ensures compliance with USP <797> when applicable.
Must obtain National Technician Certification within one year of start of employment.
Low-risk compounding: The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.
Medium-risk compounding: The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.
High-risk compounding: The applicable media-fill test will be performed and passed semi-annually, after the initial training and media-fill test is completed and passed.
Interviews patients to obtain medication histories on admission and enters in "E.H.R." for review by pharmacist after initial training and demonstration of ability to perform work independently.
Coordinates and completes preauthorization of medications in outpatient arena in coordination with Provider, Nursing, Pharmacists and patients after initial training and demonstration of ability to perform work independently.
Procures and distributes medication orders per pharmacist request and fills medication kits (anesthesia trays, RSI kits) heart carts, crash carts, Automated Dispensing Machines stock outs. Chooses packaging appropriate to facility/client.
Prepares starter packs for the ER, medications for cart fill, and completes routine fill of Automated Dispensing Machines
Compounds other extemporaneous medications as requested.
Delivers medications to patient areas as needed.
Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date and identifies and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
Picks up requisitions and returned medications from patient care areas when on delivery rounds.
Performs unit inspections.and completes written reports as assigned.
Administrative/customer service functions including answering the telephone, door and outpatient pickup areas.
Assists in Operation and Maintenance of all facets of Automation and associated Technology as needed.
Specializes in specific job functions as directed.
Borrows and lends medications correctly.
Performs other pharmacy-related duties as requested or required.
Demonstrates ability to calculate figures and amounts relating to dosage calculations when filing various prescriptions ranging from the newborn to the elderly populations, including fractionated doses and compliance packaging/labeling where applicable.
Demonstrates ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral and diagram form.
Demonstrates knowledge and skill ensuring that pharmaceutical preparations are sterile, properly packaged, labeled and stored, and not outdated.
Demonstrates ability to deal with problems involving several variables in particular situations.
Demonstrates organizational skills, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Recognizes limited duties within scope of practice, referring or consulting a licensed pharmacist as necessary.
Continually strives to perform within pharmacy professional and ethical standards of practice.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner inside and outside of the work place.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards.
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as Departmental Goals.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.