Pharmacy Technician (Part Time)

DUTIES:
The incumbent may be assigned to one or a combination of the following duties, but not limited to:
Outpatient - Checks new prescription label for accuracy and affixes prescription and auxiliary labels to container.
Sends filled prescriptions to pharmacist for verification/check.
- Counts or pours correct amount of medication and prepackages medication into appropriate container.
- Completes prescription control document including manufacturer, lot number, date filled, initials of technician and other information necessary to clarify the prescription document.
- Determines patient eligibility from computer data.
Updates patient information within the computer system.
- Performs a variety of bulk compounding including, but not limited to ointments, lotions, solutions, etc.
Uses a variety of pharmaceutical equipment.
Refers to master formula cards for preparation instructions.
Reports any unusual occurrence, i.
e.
, color or consistency change, to pharmacist and makes adjustments accordingly.
- Files, on a daily basis, all prescription and computer generated documents in an accurate and complete manner to allow for immediate retrieval.
- Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of pharmacy by cleaning of glassware, spatulas, bottles, shelves, counters, cabinets and all other items or areas associated with prescription processing.
- Notifies pharmacy procurement technician if levels appear to be inappropriate (i.
e.
, too low, too high, out of stock).
- Deals appropriately with direct and telephone inquiries from patients, Medical Center staff and others referring any unanswerable questions concerning professional practice to a pharmacist.
- Verifies patient identification via identification card or inpatient bracelet when dispensing medication at pharmacy window.
Correctly matches patient's stated address to their address documented on package of medication dispensed.
- Is familiar with pharmacy automated equipment and able to perform routine care and operation if needed.
Inpatient - Pickup of ward replenishment orders for processing of all wards and the delivery back to these wards on scheduled days.
- Distribution of narcotics and controlled drugs to respective wards and automated dispensing equipment.
- Maintenance of proper stock levels; notification to procurement technician when levels are inappropriate; rotating stock and checking assigned areas for outdated stock.
- Filling of extemporaneous orders presented to Pharmacy Service by hospital personnel and charging items in computer system.
- I.
V.
Room Duties:
Must be able to prepare IV solutions and doses with supervision in an aseptic manner.
- Unit-Dose Duties:
Incumbent will compile pick-lists using the computer system and upon completion of compilation, send pick-list to the automated medication counter for processing.
S/he will then fill individual patient cassettes from the pick-list.
After having the cassettes checked for accuracy by a pharmacist or approved certified technician, they will be delivered to wards according to posted schedules.
Upon return to the pharmacy, the technician will be responsible for crediting any returns into the computer system.
Incumbent will be responsible for pre-packing unit dose drugs.
Com plet ed pick-lists are filed in computer system.
- S/he will be able to complet e the monthly pharmacy and ward inspections.
WORK SCHEDULE:
This is a part-time position with an average of 20 hours per week.
Hours can be on weekdays between 7:
00 AM and 11:
00 PM, and weekend days between 7:
00 AM and 3:
00 PM.
Most likely, hours will be weekdays between 4:
00 PM and 8:
00 PM and weekend days between 9:
00 AM and 1:
00 PM.
However, this position is a float position and the selected candidate will be asked to cover other technician shifts, which can encompass weekdays from 7:
00 AM to 3:
30 PM, 8:
00 AM to 4:
30 PM, 9:
00 AM to 5:
30 PM, and Saturdays/Sundays/Federal Holidays from 7:
00 AM to 3:
00 PM.
Functional Statement Title/#:
Pharmacy Technician

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