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Pharmacy Technician-Inpatient Area

Job Description

Pharmacy Technician-Inpatient Area
Assist pharmacist in the maintenance of the inpatient pharmacy?s drug distribution system, with a focus on quality and accuracy, patient care, and customer service. Under supervision of a pharmacist, and consistent with state, federal and local regulations, prepare medication orders for final check by pharmacist. This includes, but is not limited to, processing orders through pharmacy computer system, identification of patient in hospital, entering patient information into computer system, and physically preparing drug product (doses) for pharmacist?s review/final check prior to delivery to patient care areas.

Typical Duties:

Prepares medication orders with oversight of pharmacist ? correctly determines the number of doses to be sent, accurately obtains pre-made medications, and acts as a liaison for the pharmacist in obtaining medications from ancillary areas.

Fills unit dose carts per computer generated patient profiles and automated medication dispensing equipment. Routinely deliver and exchange 24-hour supply medication carts.

Ensures medications are delivered to patient care areas in a timely manner; via pneumatic tubes, cart delivery, or hand carrying.

Modifies filled carts by adding or deleting medications from patient drawers.

Performs monthly nursing unit inspections for quality assurance and communicate any immediate problems to a supervisor for correction.

Monitors inventory levels.

Interacts with staff members and completes other duties as assigned by pharmacists or supervisor.

Employs courtesy and uses constructive communication with pharmacy, customers, patients, and hospital staff.

Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

Qualifications :

High school education; including at least one of the following. Certified Pharmacy technician, successful completion of a formal technician training program, three or more year?s pharmacy experience, five or more year?s healthcare related experience, associates or bachelor?s degree or 5 years? experience in a science or business. Detail-oriented; computer literate; math aptitude including a basic understanding of units of measure; ability to work as part of a team; prioritization capabilities, and exceptional communication and customer service skills. Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification required within twelve months of ent ering into position. Previous experience with pharmacy applications a plus.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Pharmacy Technician-Inpatient Area