Pharmacy Specialty Technician
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary
The Pharmacy Technician has the educational and training background to fill medication orders and works under the supervision and direction of a pharmacist as stated in the Arkansas State board of pharmacy regulations and hospital policies. The Technician provides assistance to pharmacists and other health care professionals in the medication delivery system. Technicians communicate problems with current medication order preparation and delivery, they help distribute new orders or medication related problems to staff pharmacist. Technicians prepare new & refill medication orders which include oral, injectable, IV solutions, floor stock request and other supply needs. Technicians are responsible for delivering medications to the patient’s nursing unit and help in returning unused medication doses. Technicians take care of charging and crediting medications, they communicate with other hospital employees to appropriately handle medication related issues. Technicians must follow aseptic clean procedures during medication preparation procedures. Technicians assure that needed medications and supplies are inventoried, ordered, and stocked. They help with the daily operation aspects and organization of their assigned areas to help make sure that it operates effectively and efficiently.

Position Duties

1.
Processes orders: including medication preparation and delivery, compounding and repackaging, floor stock and IV delivery.
  • Prepares medications and IV's, fills order request, cart fills and refills efficiently and accurately. Prioritizes needs appropriately. Repackages and labels medications as needed. Completes assigned duties.
  • Performs emergency fills when needed in a timely manner
  • Performs appropriate expiration dating of products prepared. Checks for appropriate dating, removes expired medications from stock.
  • Help process patient charges and credits accurately and in a timely manner. Investigates and processes missing doses of medications.
  • Performs controlled substances responsibilities which may include delivery, inventory, returns, preparation and labeling and communication of any problems or discrepancies to management staff immediately.
  • Answers phone in a professional manner, provides information and helps problem solve to improve patient care.

2.
Provides supportive services
  • Helps perform inventory of stock and follows correct procedures in obtaining supplies and stocking. Orders, receives, distributes and maintains adequate supplies per policy.
  • Maintains drug storage areas to assure that items are labeled and stored in a clean and orderly manner, provides feedback on usage and any problems or issues with stocking, monitors expiration dates of stock
  • Provides compounding and repackaging support.

3.
Performs other duties
  • Provides feedback to managers on work related issues, provides suggestions on improvements and provides feedback on any patient safety related issues. Performs appropriate documentation, maintains records, performs yearly evaluations and departmental requirements in a timely manner.
  • Attends and participates in meetings, follows policies and procedures, serves as a role model and helps train new employees and provides feedback and information. Observes legal limitations of regulations.
  • Participates in special projects & procedures.

Position Qualifications

Education Requirements

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Required

Experience Requirements

6 months in hospital or retail pharmacy technician position experience
Preferred

Certification/License/Registry Requirements

Pharmacy Technician Registration: (AR) Candidate must possess at time of hire
Required

Physical Requirements

Physical Activity - Stand
Regularly

Physical Activity - Walk
Regularly

Physical Activity - Sit
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Use hands to touch, handle, or feel
Regularly

Physical Activity - Reach with hands and arms
Regularly

Physical Activity - Climb or balance
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend
Occasionally

Physical Activity - Talk or hear
Regularly

Physical Environment - Inside Office Environment / conditions
Regularly

Physical Environment - Toxic or caustic chemicals
Occasionally

Physical Environment - Blood or bodily fluid
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 10 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 25 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 35 pounds
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 50 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)
Frequently

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - Up to 100 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person) * This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation
Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight - More than 100 pounds (Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person) * This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation
Occasionally

Noise Level - In general, the noise level for this position is considered to be:
Moderate

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