- 2-5 years required
preparing medications and I.V. therapies, and delivering medications to the patient care areas; assist the Pharmacists with computer order entry, medication filling and distribution of completed orders to inpatients and soon to be discharged patients; responsible for answering and screening phone calls for the Pharmacist(s) from the nursing units; pull medications from the shelves for the Pyxis refill and deliver these to the various med stations and intensive care units; Maintaining drug inventory and supplies for the central pharmacy; Look for patient specific medications/IVs and STAT medications and make timely deliveries to the nursing units; Compound or repackage medications for inpatient prescriptions, including topical, ophthalmic, intrathecals, Pediatric oral and IV doses, and chemotherapy; Maintain accurate records on products compounded and prepare appropriate labels; Accurately fill departmental requisitions, crash cart medication trays and surgical narcotic boxes; provide for the maintenance of drug inventory which can include ordering drugs and supplies, verifying deliveries against purchase orders, and restocking shelves; rotate stock and check for expired medications and in some cases assist with their accounting, packaging and eventual removal from the pharmacy in accordance with the outdate policy; participate in special projects and help in the training of newly hired Pharmacy technicians and volunteers in the Central pharmacy; learn many different software systems for inpatient order entry and inventory management
- As a pharmacy technician your main goal is to assist the pharmacists with any tasks they delegate to you.
- The following are some of the job responsibilities Pharmacy technicians are expected to complete during a typical eight hour shift: