Pharmacy Tech

Summary:
The Pharmacy Technician reports to the Pharmacist and works under the direction of the Pharmacy Technician Group Leader performing a variety of technical and support tasks designed to assist in the formulation preparation dispensing and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

 

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of a pharmacist assists in the formulation and preparation of medications.



Performs general operations of electronic drug dispensing system (EDDS; i.e. Omnicell Pyxis) used in the inventory control and distribution of pharmaceuticals and related supplies. Generates and interprets reports to maintain assign refill and remove medication including controlled substances.



Processes medication requisitions for departments and laboratories for pharmacist verification.



Prepares medications for review and dispensing by a pharmacist.

Prepares intravenous admixtures including chemotherapy and pediatric critical care infusions utilizing aseptic techniques in a controlled environment according to computer-generated and/or pharmacist approved formulation record including proper manipulation labeling and expiration dating. Works in United States Pharmacopoeia 797 clean room environment and in accordance with procedures of the same.



Prepares non-sterile pharmaceutical products according to computer-generated and/or pharmacist approved formulation record including proper labeling and expiration dating.



Performs controlled substance discrepancy resolution in conjunction with other licensed health care professionals. Participates in controlled substances inventory management in the Pharmacy and the hospital.



Repackages and labels medications for distribution in accordance with pharmacist approved Packaging and Labeling Records. Prepares various emergency medication kits for pharmacist review and distribution to patient care areas.



Delivers medications to clinic procedural treatment operating room and patient care areas.



Performs routine procurement and inventory management of medications including ordering and receipt of chemotherapy and other pharmaceutical supplies. Completes necessary paperwork and verifies receipt for controlled substance procurement. Maintains operating room medication inventory including controlled substances.



Reconciles patient and department medication charges.



Performs routine preventive maintenance to all equipment according to standards for same.



Assists in maintaining related Pharmacy records and files performing equipment calibration and maintenance.



Assists in maintaining the Pharmacy and medication supply areas in a neat and orderly fashion ensuring medications are stored under proper conditions for light temperature sanitation and segregation.



Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities and medication safety initiatives of the Pharmacy and the hospital. Utilizes approved process for reporting actual prevented and near miss medication errors.



Answers the telephone and triages as appropriate. Interacts with internal and external customers in accordance to hospital Customer Service Standards.



Assists in orientation and training of other pharmacy technicians and interns.



Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

High school graduate or equivalence degree. Completion of one to two years of college preferred.



Successful completion (minimum grade = B) of a high school or college level course in algebra.



Maintains current national pharmacy technician certification.



Possesses basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.



Maintains current licensure as a pharmacy technician in the State of Rhode Island.



EXPERIENCE:

Comparable work experience preferably in a health care related field.



WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possesses physical ability to lift carry and maneuver medication delivery equipment and pharmaceutical related inventories including extended periods of work time spent standing and walking.



Requires the visual and manual dexterity to operate a computer.



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 3

 

Union: Non-Union