Assists the registered pharmacists in performing technical duties related to the
preparation and distribution of various oral and intravenous medications. Demonstrates
proficiency in all areas. Duties are performed under the supervision of a registered
- Fills and delivers medication orders for all age groups under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
- Answers and screens telephone calls and refers calls to a pharmacist when appropriate.
- Performs cart fills, refills automated dispensing machines, restocks emergency boxes and kits.
- Processes charges and credits for medications.
- Compounds and repackages oral medications.
- Documents and delivers controlled substances.
- Compounds sterile preparations utilizing proper aseptic technique; follows USP 797 guidelines.
- Compounds hazardous high-risk preparations utilizing proper aseptic technique; follows USP 800 guidelines.
- Performs medication reconciliation for patients being admitted to the hospital.
- Performs computer order entry of ambulatory prescriptions independently.
- Trains and orients new teammates to department workflow and procedures.
- Troubleshoots departmental equipment problems and drug distribution problems.
- Solves problems independently and seeks additional activities when required work is complete.
- Accepts assignments in non-primary areas or facilities.
Works primarily in the pharmacy. Delivers medications to nursing units. Requires
considerable walking, standing, pushing mobile cart of 50 pounds maximum and lifting
25 pounds of material. May be required to frequently stretch, bend, squat, or kneel to
perform job. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize
exposure to hazardous agents. Takes necessary precautions to avoid inadvertent
needle sticks, minor cuts or bruises. Exposed to various conditions throughout the
workday such as walking on hard surfaces, climbing stairs and changes in temperature
and humidity. Must be able to perform manipulative skills such as writing, typing, and
data entry into the computer and automated dispensing machines. Must have use of
both hands, be able to see clearly and read small type such as that on unit-dose
medication packages and syringes. Must be able to speak and be understood by others
to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear normal sounds with moderate
background noises. Involves rotating shifts.
Education, Experience and Certifications
High School Diploma or GED required. Pharmacy Technician Board Certificate is
preferred. 12 months prior Pharmacy Technician experience preferred. Valid
certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required and must be
maintained. No written warnings within the past 12 months.
Specialty Area - Home Infusion Pharmacy
Additional Essential Functions
- Orders supplies and medications for pharmacy per purchasing request.
- Checks invoices against purchase order to assure accurate accounts payable
- Coordinates medication and supply delivery to patient via courier and mailing services.
- Coordinates pickup of contaminated equipment after patient discharge and determines restock.
- Cleans and tests returned equipment per policy.
- Maintains warehouse clean and dirty per policy.
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