Average hospital work environment
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Casa Grande, AZ – March 31, 2015
The usual day at work at this hospital pharmacy included refilling the pyxis machines in all of the departments of the hospital. Providing the proper medications on an as needed basis for the patient in the intensive care unit. Maintaining stock levels of any and all medications within the pharmacy, checking temperature levels of refrigerated medications.
One of the greatest things learned at this type of job is the level of attention that is needed to perform the job optimally and make sure that there are no mistakes in the process. There is no room for error when one is dealing with a person's life. Management in the pharmacy was sub-par unfortunately, situations that I would bring up to the director of Pharmacy would go unheeded until it became a big problem. For the most part the co-workers were great and very helpful when I had questions about how to do something or I did not have the knowledge about a particular process. The most difficult aspect of the job was knowing exactly where everything was when it needed to be found in the pharmacy, the position of certain products needed to be changed from time to time to accommodate new amounts of medication or just new medication itself.
I would have to say the most enjoyable part of the job was when I would go out and do my twice daily rounds to deliver medication and refill the dispensing machines. I particularly liked it because I would be able to interact with different people i.e. nurses, doctors, patients and their family members.