Pharmacy Technicians function in various areas of the pharmacy,outpatient pharmacy, various storage areas, offices and patient care areas, under the supervision of the outpatient or inpatient pharmacy supervisor and Supervisory Technician, or a registered pharmacist in the absence of a pharmacy supervisor (depending upon the area of administrative assignment of the incumbent). Pharmacy technicians provide various technical support services within the pharmacy department. Pharmacy technicians provide various technical support services within the pharmacy department. This position involves providing services related to inpatients and/or ambulatory patients. Technicians typically carry out a limited range of technical support functions described below. These include but are not limited to; processing, filling and distributing outpatient prescriptions for non-scheduled federal legend drugs and medical devices, over-the-counter products and supply items and distributing scheduled federal legend drugs; inpatient preparation and distributing unit dose medications, ward stock items and intravenous admixtures; stock management; operation, maintenance, re-stocking and troubleshooting of automated dispensing equipment; patient and customer relations; and preparation and maintenance of various logs, records and reports. The incumbent may be required to perform some or all of the functions, however the relative percentages of time spent performing each specific function varies with the area of administrative assignment. Outpatient: Pharmacy Technicians must basis technician knowledge of drug and medication brand names, generic names/chemical names, general and special storage requirements, expiration date requirements, manufacturer/distributor sources, dosage forms, applicable systems of weights and measures and medical terminology to interpret providers' orders and verify correct drug, dosage form, strength and dose is prepared and/or distributed; working knowledge of drug use and dosage forms available to be able to screen drug orders for propriety and assist the pharmacist in solving potential drug related problems; working knowledge of hospital computer system(s), specifically the applicable VISTA, CPRS and Class-III software applications and processing options (e.g., BCMA, unit dose, outpatient prescription processing including P2000, IV admixtures, etc.) and a thorough knowledge of the operation and basic daily maintenance and minor repair of automated dispensing equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm /occasional Saturdays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599194000
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