Pharmacy Technician
Renown Regional Medical Center - Reno, NV

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Position Purpose:
This position is responsible for providing timely preparation and distribution of medications and IV solutions within the hospital in conjunction with established guidelines, policies and procedures, and statutory requirements.

Nature and Scope:
The incumbent is expected to provide optimal patient care by recognizing differences in drug therapy (i.e drug, dose & frequency) in pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Intra-departmental activities, such as inventory ordering and billing procedures, can be done without the direct supervision of the pharmacist. Incumbent is challenged to assist the pharmacist in the timely and accurate distribution of medications. Questions involving medication use or therapeutics must be referred to the pharmacist and good judgment is required when other types of information is provided by the technician.

The incumbent is responsible for entering medication orders into the pharmacy computer system; this involves maintaining and updating the patient pharmacy profile; discrepancies, interactions for outpatient prescriptions and all therapeutic questions are to be referred to the pharmacist. The incumbent prepares medication cassettes and delivers to nursing units throughout the hospital (inpatient only). The incumbent is expected to pull, prepare and label medications based on the orders entered by a pharmacist. The incumbent pulls and delivers medications for automated dispensing machines.

The incumbent is challenged to assist in the training of new technicians.

The incumbent will be required to work varying shifts and days to meet the needs of the department and overtime may be Required The incumbent is expected to attend on a regular basis staff meetings, technician meetings, etc.

In addition to being competent to work in the inpatient & outpatient environments, incumbent is expected to be trained and have the ability to work in multiple areas. This position fills inpatient/outpatient medication orders and must maintain general pharmacy knowledge, knowledge of medications, medication dosage forms, and trade and generic names. Thorough knowledge in preparation of sterile parenteral products using proper aseptic technique, knowledge of pharmaceutical calculations, proper product labeling, and product reconstitution procedures. Thorough understanding of medication order procedures involving the pharmacy computer system. Demonstrates interpersonal skills to maintain effective communication with co-workers, other hospital employees, patients and visitors. Working knowledge of Renown Health and specific departmental policies and procedures, as well as state and federal laws regarding pharmacy.

The incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.

This position does not provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Prefer high School Diploma, (or equivalent), proficient math skills.

Specialized training is encouraged, and can be enhanced by completion of a recognized Pharmacy Technician training program or 1 year prior experience in a hospital or community pharmacy.

Registered by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. Recognized Pharmacy Technician training program, and/or are nationally certified (CPhT) preferred.

Completion of a recognized Pharmacy Technician training program or have national certification preferred.

Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc. Typing: 30 wpm.

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