Works under the supervision of the pharmacists and the Pharmacy Manager. The Pharmacy Technician’s primary job function is to assist the Pharmacist in the preparation and distribution of medications, inventory, and stock replacement. Assures the appropriate billing for SOMC patient and staff. Performs other duties as assigned.
GED/High School Diploma required Enrolled in, completion of a board approved Pharmacy Technician training program or National Certification required
Successful completion of Qualification test within 1 year of hire required
(Qualification test can be employer specific or the National Certification
Pharmacy Technician training program or certification or prior technician work experience desirable.
D. Interpersonal Skills
Ability to maintain a customer service orientation to professionals, patients, and hospital employees. Willingness to work under direct and indirect supervision. Ability to work well as a team member. Accuracy in following directions.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Finger dexterity required to manipulate unit dose medications and syringes in an aseptic manner. Requires ability to enter information into a computer.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
Requires standing and/or moving/pulling carts throughout the hospital departments up to 75% of the day. Requires lifting up to 30lbs occasionally and 10lbs or less frequently.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Analytical skills to sort medications and pharmaceutical supplies, make calculations and maintain records. Knowledge of basic medical terminology and generic/brand names of drugs desirable. Attention to detail and ability to follow directions required. Must be able to read, write and communicate in an effective manner.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Sufficient vision to perform duties.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Tasks involve very low exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues. Minor risk to hazardous chemicals (acids, etc.)/biological/and chemotherapeutic agents exist.