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Job SummaryUnder the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician performs pharmacy-related functions in compliance with department policies and procedures and participates as an active member of the pharmacy team to provide safe, rational and cost-effective pharmaceutical care for patients served by Upstate Medical Pharmacy. A Pharmacy Technician II is competent in all Technician I accountablities and in addition, assures clinical, departmental, and independent leadership development annually. Assists in training pharmacy personnel.
Contibutes to an efficient work environment
a) Answers the telephone within three rings.
b) Screens and prioritizes telephone calls.
c) Answers requests at the pharmacy window
d) Adjusts priorities to accommodate changes in work demands
e) Maintains departmental facilities, equipment, and material in a condition to promote efficiency, health, and safety of patients and staff.
f) Assists in keeping the pharmacy free of clutter and dust.
Assists in interpreting, clarifying, and entering into the pharmacy computer orders for medications and/or supplies.
a) Clarifies orders with pharmacist and/or nurse when order is unclear.
b) Enters patient demographic and clinical information into the pharmacy computer as required.
c) Enters prescription information into the computer, generates labels, and patient education leaflets when appropriate.
d) Consults pharmacist to review and respond to computerized clinical prompts.
e) Follows up with physician offices, nurses, and/or patients to ensure that all medications and supplies for patient care are provided as requested.
f) Inputs physician stock order requests and charges appropriately
Non-sterile drug preparation/compounding.
a) Compounds ointments, creams, oral solutions and medications.
b) Adheres with regulatory guidelines for documenting pharmacy compounding
Fills, labels and appropriately packages medications and pharmaceuticals.
a) Assists in maintaining workflow in an appropriate, productive, and prioritized manner.
b) Accurately assembles medications, pharmaceuticals, and supplies for pharmacist to check.
c) Restocks medication following fills in appropriate location and assesses stock for reordering needs.
d) Assigns medications to FF200, shelf, or carousel when new medications arrive.
Handles out-window effectively, exceeds patient expectations with customer service.
a) Operates the cash register to accurately accept payments for pharmacy products and services rendered.
b) Assures out-window procedures by using two patient identifiers, and verifying the accuracy of the prescription orders.
c) Complies with all identification requirements needed for control medication pick-up.
d) Identifies and complies with pharmacist requirements to offer counsel on all new prescriptions and questions regarding OTC products.
e) Maintains OTC stock, ABC ordering, fronting, and cleaning OTC shelving on a regular basis.
Demonstrates proper use of pharmacy automation.
a) Basic problem solving for QS1 prescription (RX) processing and point-of-sale (POS) software.
b) Basic problem solving for Automed involving the Fast Fill 200, check stations, carousel, and scanning devices.
Maintains inventory so that the pharmacy remains stocked with essential pharmaceuticals and supplies.
a) Generates and processes orders daily and as needed.
b) Receives inventory, rotates and stocks to ensure that out-dated medications are pulled from the shelves.
c) Maintains inventory order points and levels as established by the department.
d) Generates and receives emergency drug and supply orders.
e) Returns out-dated, expired, and overstock pharmaceuticals for credit when possible; appropriately disposing of medications, under the supervision of a pharmacist, when appropriate.
f) Conducts routine follow-up on all overdue shipments and works directly with the vendor to resolve problems.
Actively participates in training new personnel
Successful completion of 3 developmental categories.
a) Clinical Development
b) Leadership and Professional Development
c) Department Growth and Development
This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director, or executive.
- Graduation from a Pharmacy Technician training program accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
- 2 years of experience as a Retail Pharmacy Technician
- Current SC Pharmacy Tech Certification (Lawson Code CPHT)
- SC Driver's License with excellent driving record (in compliance with Prisma Health policy S-104-3)
In Lieu Of The Above Minimum Requirements
In lieu of the completion of an accredited pharmacy technician training program only, must be a S.C. Certified Pharmacy Technician who was certified prior to July 1, 2004.
Other Required Skills and Experience
- Capable of lifting 50 pounds required
- Must be able to spend the bulk of the shift standing or walking
Work ShiftDay (United States of America)
LocationGrove Commons Practices
Facility1008 Greenville Memorial Hospital
Department10527307 Pharmacy-Cancer Institute-CIGrove
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