Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves performing routine semi-skilled tasks within the Pharmacy Department at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent assists in data collection to support medication related services, medication distribution and clerical duties related to medication procurement, storage and distribution in a hospital or retail pharmacy setting. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist or higher ranking pharmacy staff. Supervision is not a function of this position. Does related work as required.


Fills unit dose medication for Pharmacist approval for designated patient areas, including emergency drug supplies (Code Boxes), floor stock medications, intravenous solutions, individual patient medication and intravenous medication orders;

Manufactures intravenous products, chemotherapeutic products and completes sterile and non-sterile manufactured products for Pharmacist approval for designated patient areas and maintains all required documentation;

Returns medications and intravenous medications to stock and credits patient accounts;

Fills controlled substance orders and maintains the Pharmacy controlled substance inventory;

Supports unit based cabinet medication distribution systems, including but limited to, gathering medication for pharmacist verification, stocking unit based cabinets and generating reports from the unit based cabinets for pharmacist review;

Returns to stock controlled substance orders;

Orders, receives and places medications, intravenous solutions and supplies into stock and maintains all required documentation;

Monitors medications and intravenous solutions for expiration dates and removes expired medications from all stock areas;

Completes nursing unit inspections and assembles drug kits for Pharmacist approval;

Reviews computer printout for accuracy of pharmacy charges, makes corrections as required and maintains all required documentation;

Answers inquires regarding billing discrepancies;

Assists in the collection and communication of information;

Repackages medications into dispensing units;

Delivers medications and intravenous solutions;

Collects patient specific data to assist the Pharmacist;

Answers the telephone in a courteous fashion, accurately receives and relays messages as required, uses discretion in all matters of patient confidentiality;

Maintains a clean, neat and organized work environment.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS : Working knowledge of hospital and retail pharmacies and pharmacy procedures, including drug distribution, drug repackaging, intravenous admixture preparation, storeroom activities; ability to maintain written records; ability to follow direct and specific orders; skill in making mathematical calculations; dependability; responsibility; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) months of pharmacy experience.

NOTE : Completion of a recognized Pharmacy Technician Certificate program or active accreditation by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or successful completion of one semester in an accredited School of pharmacy may be substituted for the six months of pharmacy experience.

NOTE : Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.


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