The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Certified Pharmacy Technicians are responsible for performing duties to assist the Pharmacist in medication preparation and distribution. Those duties consist of, but are not limited to: Aseptic preparation of IV admixtures, including Chemotherapy agents, in compliance with departmental, hospital and licensing agency standards. Fill and distribute medications through first fill, cart fill and/or Automated Drug Systems. Must be functional on hospital computer system as well as interfaced pharmacy systems. Possess familiarity of a multitude of generic/trade name medications. Accurately process patient medication orders and billing adjustments as required. Perform specialized Narcotic Distribution and Storeroom duties. Must be able to fill oral prepackage syringes and use Medication Prepackage Machines, ensuring Federal prepackaging guidelines are met. Must prepare stock orders and maintain adequate inventory for daily operations of various Pharmacy areas. Maintain effective use of time management skills, and be computer literate. Adherence to and familiarity with control and safety concepts as outlined in policies, state laws, and JCAHO Standards for the Department of Pharmacy. Compliant with the practices of a unit dose medication distribution system. All functions must be performed using excellent customer relation skills.
Certified Pharmacy Technician, Prefer 1 year pharmacy experience or will consider Diploma from Accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program as equivalent to 1 year experience. High School Graduate.
National Certification. Prefer IV Training Certificate.
Prefer 1-year pharmacy experience and IV training. Must be able to pass IV Competency Testing within 6 months of employment.
Performs all IV prep processes utilizing proper aseptic technique after passing IV Compatibility Testing. Assists pharmacists as required. Appropriately processes all medication orders following procedures appropriate to the practice area. Accurately processes Code Boxes/Thrombolytic Boxes, Crash Carts and any other restockable medication supply system. Orders meds/supplies as needed by utilizing want book or Drug Wholesaler data entry. Process Pyxis refills, stock-outs, loads to all areas. Prepares IV/Syringe Preparations as required to fill bulk fills and complex drips following dept. policies and State/Federal laws (after passing IV Compatibility Testing).