Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy (SOCH)
Sisters Of Charity Hospital - Acute - Buffalo, NY

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Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy (Sisters of Charity Hospital ): Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy, Northtowns and Supervising Pharmacist, and supervision of the Senior Pharmacy Technician & Buyer and Clinical Pharmacists, and according to New York State law, performs technical activities associated with dispensing pharmaceuticals.
REPORTS TO: Senior Pharmacy Technician & Buyer

SKILLS and EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (minimum): EDUCATION:
  • High School diploma or equivalency.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of six (6) months previous pharmacy experience as assistant to pharmacist is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITY:
  • Good manual dexterity.
  • Knowledge of math.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Computer skills including:
o Pharmacy computer system program
o Automated dispensing machine
o Pharmacy compounding, packaging, automix machines, as applicable
o Hospital computer operating system

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (TECHNICAL/PHYSICAL):
  • Two (2) to six (6) weeks of orientation, depending on prior experience.
  • Equipment Operated: Personal computer, laminar flow hood, biological hood, compounding devices, labeling machine, repackaging machines, telephone, fax machine, hospital computer systems, copy machine, automated medication dispensing machines, when applicable.
WORKING CONDITIONS:Environment :
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment. PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • Good manual dexterity (making of syringes; typing/order entry).
  • Moderate physical effort required, may engage in activities requiring prolonged standing, walking, close machine/instrument work or lifting, pushing, pulling supplies or equipment.
STRENGTH : (LIGHT-MEDIUM)
Low Lift (floor to knuckle): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Mid Lift (knuckle to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
High Lift (shoulder and above): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Full Lift (floor to shoulder): Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Carry: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)
Push: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (51-100 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (11-20 lbs.)
Pull: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (51-100 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (21-50 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (11-20 lbs.)
Overall Strength Category: Occasional 0 to 2.6 hours/day (11-20 lbs.); Frequent 2.7 to 5.3 hours/day (1-10 lbs.); Constant 5.4 to 8 hours/day (negligible)

Dictionary Of Occupational Titles
Constant (C) 67-100% Workday
Frequent (F) 34-66% Workday
Occasional (O) 0-33% Workday
Not Present (N)

ACTIVITY : (LIGHT-MEDIUM)
Walk – Frequent
Climb Stairs – Occasional
Stoop – Frequent
Kneel – Occasional
Crouch – Occasional
Reach (immediate) – Frequent
Reach (overhead) – Constant
Handling – Frequent
Fingering - Frequent
Sitting – Occasional
Standing – Constant
Push Cart - Occasional
Pull Cart - Occasional

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