In an environment of continuous quality improvement, the Pharmacy Technician/Licensed Student Pharmacist is responsible for performing technical and clerical duties essential for the efficient operation of the pharmacy department. Exhibits the MHS Standards of Excellence and exercises strict confidentiality at all times.
· Pharmacy Technician:
o Certification as a National or State of Ohio Pharmacy Technician through the National Healthcareer Association and/or the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required
· Licensed Student Pharmacist:
o Current licensure in the State of Ohio as a Pharmacy Intern required
o Must be enrolled in or a recent graduate of an accredited pharmacy school
· Typing, interpersonal skills, and some computer knowledge.
1. Pharmacy Operations: Communicates with pharmacists, physicians, nursing staff, and other pharmacy technicians to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care. Appropriately initiates billing functions such as debiting and crediting. Provides guidance and training to new pharmacy staff as needed. Performs nursing unit and medication storage audits assigned by pharmacy supervisor.
2. Medication handling: Fills and delivers medications in a timely and efficient manner. Prepares sterile products following all necessary regulations and precautions including USP 797. Repackages pharmaceuticals as needed. Manages department and unit inventory by anticipating medication needs, placing medication orders, and managing outdated medications. Pyxis activities include restocking, new loads, expiration date checking, inventory management, and troubleshooting as required.Fills and delivers medication and physician orders in a timely and efficent manner.
3. Medication Reconciliation: obtaining medication histories in an accurate, professional and efficient manner for patients newly admitted to the hospital. Contacting community pharmacies, outpatient providers, and patient family members to obtain needed medication information and coordinate care. Entering medication information into the pharmacy computer system and hospitalist computer system.
4. Performs additional duties as required by the pharmacy director and pharmacy supervisor.
5. Assumes all other duties and responsibilities as necessary.