Inpatient Pharmacy Technician I (1.0 FTE, Rotating)
1.0 FTE, Rotating shifts
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This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Pharmacy Technician II is the full proficiency or journey level of the pharmacy technician job family where employees are responsible for independently performing the full range of duties of moderate difficulty and complexity as outlined under the Essential Functions and acts as preceptor to new staff in basic pharmacy technician functions. Performs sterile and non-sterile compounding for both hazardous and non-hazardous drugs, as well as distributes medications, inventories pharmaceutical supplies, and troubleshoots and escalates issues. Performs at least one advanced assignment. Understands the responsibilities regarding medication and pharmacy operations.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
* Performs sterile and non-sterile compounding of non-hazardous drugs.
* Searches for medication orders in the EHR and processes returned/discontinued products.
* Assess and monitors labeled items in medications kits for expirations, and maintains inventory.
* Assesses documentations and triages and/or escalates when an environmental monitoring value is out-of-range.
* Distributes medications and trains new staff by auditing and/or providing just in time feedback for accuracy.
* Triages inventory related issues and removes outdated supplies and rotates products.
* Performs drip rounds and processes drips in the EHR as necessary per SOP.
* Troubleshoots Patient¿s Own Medication (POM) issues, and communicates effectively with the pharmacists when delivery system issues arise.
* Escalates appropriately in a timely manner, issues raised by nurses, Information Systems personnel, maintenance engineering, and supply chain or any other departments.
* Investigates any narcotic discrepancies and resolves within their scope of practice as necessary and reports discrepancy to a pharmacist.
* Performs Automated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC) pulls, destock and restock inventory, participates in inventory count of controlled substances.
* Delivers medications to the MRI area utilizing appropriate MRI safety protocols.
* Performs at least one advanced assignment, as necessary, including but not limited to, TPN Compounding, hazardous sterile compounding, and receiver function.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
* Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
* Experience: Six (6) months of sterile compounding or inpatient experience.
* License/Certification: (CPhT) - Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician -OR- (PI) - Licensed as Pharmacy Intern by the California Board of Pharmacy.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
* Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity.
* Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations; weighing, measuring and documentation with accuracy.
* Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
* Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.
* Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.
* Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
* Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.
* Ability to work with devices, information systems, automated and technical equipment utilized in pharmacy.
* Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
* Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.
* Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations.
* Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies.
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
Date Created 1/1/1901
Date Revised 9/6/2020.