Will aid pharmacist in preparation, dispensing, record keeping, and transporting of medications for all patients in age groups. Under minimal supervision, performs the required duties of a technician at a high level of proficiency, demonstrating exemplary work behaviors and ownership for the success of the work area.
- Associates degree is preferred
- Certification is required
- Computer skills are required
- Customer service skills are required
- Excellent communication skills are required
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire Current certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Current licensure with the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy By virtue of societal trust and security explicitly imparted to pharmacies for the control of drugs, candidate/incumbent must have a clean criminal record (i.e. no felony conviction; no drug or pharmacy related convictions, including misdemeanors; no denial, suspension, revocation, or restriction of registration or licensure by any State Board of Pharmacy) Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment including CPR, etc Current certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Current licensure with the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy
Level and type of experience PREFERRED One year previous pharmacy practice experience in a similar setting Previous experience using a standard keyboard and typing speed of 20-30 words per minute
Education/training REQUIRED High school diploma or equivalent Describe independent action(s) required Performs tasks designated by the pharmacist to assist in patient care that do not legally require a pharmacist’s supervision or verification. Communicates effectively with all staff members. Identifies equipment or operational problems and brings them to the attention of a pharmacist or pharmacy manager. Interacts with other health care practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment.
Demonstrates the ability to receive, interpret, and prepare for dispensing all incoming medication orders. Understands the processes of medication preparation with consideration for the age of the patient and the nature of the medication. Demonstrates the ability to accurately compounds pharmaceuticals and ensures the finished products are appropriately labeled, and checked. Takes action to ensure medications are delivered in a timely manner. Asks questions to clarify ambiguous directions or processes. Orders and maintains adequate stock in the work area and ensures stock is appropriately stored and in date. score: N/A
Must be available to work all shifts, weekends, holidays, and emergency coverage.
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