Under the supervision and direction of staff pharmacists, as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy Services, carries out non-judgmental activities in medication distribution process including the selection and preparation of medication doses in response to patient specific orders, requests for bulk preparations, and meeting anticipated needs. Medications are prepared, packaged, and labeled according to department policies, regulatory, and accreditation standards. The preparation and distribution of medications may requires use of special equipment and processes, including aseptic technique, packaging equipment, and automated dispensing devices. Other duties may include transport of medications to patient care areas, record keeping, auditing, maintenance of equipment, organization and cleanliness of department areas, and other activities associated with the medication management process.
Working under the direct supervision of the pharmacist(s), the pharmacy technician assists in all pharmacy operations' functions related to: (1) preparation & distribution of all doses of medication; (2) maintenance of drug inventories (e.g., re-stocking automated dispensing cabinets throughout the hospital, drug packaging/re-packaging, extemporaneous compounding, code cart re-stock, etc.);(3) compounds IV's and chemotherapy in the 797 and 800 rooms, and, (4) processing admission, discharge, and transfer of patient information and medication. The pharmacy technician acts as an extension of the pharmacist so as to enable the pharmacist to safely and efficiently perform their required duties as they relate to the medication use system.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Relevant Experience
Certification and Licensure
- Pharmacy Technician Certification required, if not present upon hire, must be obtained within 90 days of starting position
- BLS Certification