Pharmacy Technician


Under the supervision of a
pharmacist and direction of a technician group leader or technician specialist
performs a variety of technical and support tasks designed to assist
pharmacists in the formulation preparation dispensing and delivery of
medications and pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with established policies
and procedures and in keeping with the scope of services provided and in
consideration to the age of the patients being served.


Lifespan employees are
expected to embrace Lifespan's mission of "Delivering health with
care" and successfully role model Lifespan's values of Compassion
Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions
with patients customers and one another.



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

Licensed Independent Practitioner medication orders and preparing medications
for review and dispensing by a pharmacist.

general operations of electronic drug dispensing
system (EDDS; i.e. Omnicell Pyxis) used in the inventory control and
distribution of pharmaceuticals and related supplies.  Including maintaining assigning refilling
and removing medication including controlled substances generating and
interpreting reports to perform above.

operating room medication inventory including controlled substances.

intravenous admixtures up to and 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.  Work in United States Pharmacopoeia 797 clean
room environment and in accordance with procedures of the same.

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.

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

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.

Performs routine procurement and inventory management
of medications including ordering and receipt of chemotherapy and other
pharmaceutical supplies.  Completes
necessary paperwork for controlled substance procurement and verifies receipt
of such.

Processes medication requisitions for departments and
laboratories for pharmacist verification.

Reconciles patient and department medication charges.

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

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.

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.

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

in orientation and training of other pharmacy technicians and interns.

duties as assigned.


Other information:


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

current unrestricted Rhode Island Pharmacy Technician licensure.

and holds current National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) or has a
minimum of one-year pharmacy technician work experience and achieves and
maintains certification within 7 months of hire.

basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.


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: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 4


Union: IBT