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Pharmacy Technician I

Pharmacy

PRN (<16hrs/week)

General Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician I works under the direct supervision of the pharmacist as stated by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and reports to the Pharmacy Operations Supervisor. The technician assists the pharmacist and other health care professionals in the medication distribution system.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Uses computer and relevant programs to access patient records to charge/credit patients for medications, and to verify patient's location.

·         Organizes and prioritizes phone calls and window traffic, and keeps the pharmacist informed.

·         Collects and organizes all pertinent information under the direction of the pharmacist. 

·         Recognizes and prioritizes stat and emergency medication orders.

·         Appropriately uses and maintains all equipment ensuring it is clean and in working order.

·         Performs stock rotation, ordering, and maintaining appropriate stock levels. 

·         Appropriately stores medications in their designated areas.

·         Compounds and/or prepackages oral suspensions, ointments/creams, unit dose oral syringes, inhalants, and tablets. 

·         Accurately prepares patient-specific doses with correct medication, concentration/strength, and dose. 

·         Labels patient medications properly and applies auxiliary labels when necessary.

·         Prepares medications for loading/refilling into automated dispensing devices, and to accurately place medications in the designated location. 

·         Demonstrates ability to deliver patient-specific medications to the correct patient drawer, and remove expired medications from patient drawers appropriately.

·         Develops rapport with patient care units by being highly visible and available to serve their needs and address concerns as they arise. 

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Licenses and/or Certifications:

·        Certified with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician OR

·        Certification eligible with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and certification obtained within 9 month of original hire date.

o    Technicians must hold current certification from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or

o    Completion of a pharmacy technician training program approved by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:  

·         High school diploma or equivalent required.

·         Requires basic interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with a variety of departmental and hospital personnel when obtaining and/or replenishing medications.

·         Requires skills necessary to verify medication information with computer records, and appropriate documentation associated with medications.

·         Basic computer keyboard skills are required.