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Pharmacy Technician

Category:

Clinical

Department:

Pharmacy

Status:

Part time

Schedule:

Part time, 40 hours per pay period, Flexible

Description:

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs specialized, technical pharmaceutical tasks such as maintaining inventory control, maintaining an automated medication distribution system and performing unit dose medication checking in a central pharmacy operating under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist or performs area-specific technical pharmaceutical tasks in an inpatient hospital unit technician may work in multiple facilities.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs documentation functions in designated areas of the pharmacy
  2. Files and retrieves various pharmacy records as required and/or requested by the pharmacist
  3. Loads medication containers or unit dose drawers for the medication distribution system
  4. Prepares medications for dispensing including prepackaging, counting, pouring, labeling and delivering medications under the direction of a pharmacist
  5. Attends to customers/nonprofessional calls in a courteous and timely manner
  6. Processes inventory orders and supplies/orders
  7. Monitors and replenishes drug stock in the pharmacy, floor stock in nursing medication areas and drug stock in emergency drug carts
  8. Responds to questions not requiring a pharmacist’s professional judgment / refers all questions regarding drug therapy to the pharmacist
  9. Retrieves specific clerical and other patient information from patient profile as directed by the pharmacist
  10. Performs various and basic computer functions
  11. Ensures assigned work areas and equipment are clean and orderly
  12. Demonstrates knowledge of infection control standards and adheres to the guidelines for handwashing, standard precautions, and bloodborne pathogens as required by DOSH.
  13. Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information at all times as observed by peers and management.
  14. Demonstrates awareness of safe work habits and maintains a safe working environment by adhering to department and hospital policies, including but not limited to, zero lift, SDS, body mechanics and ergonomics.
  15. Demonstrates compliance to all Human Resources policies, including but not limited to, attendance, dress code, smoking, and name badges.
  16. Attends department meetings and participates in mandatory education.
  17. Conducts self in a professional manner and is pleasant, respectful, and courteous in all interactions with patients, families, staff, and other visitors to the hospital.
  18. Promotes effective working relationships and works cohesively with employees both within and outside of the department.
  19. Understands and demonstrates the mandatory reporting process for abuse or neglect as required by the Department of Social and Health Services.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

High school graduate with college or higher level education is preferred. Ability to understand oral and written directions from registered pharmacists; organize and perform work effectively and accurately; operate computers, word processors, understand medical terminology; conceptualize and communicate improvement in functioning pharmacy procedures. Current Washington State Pharmacy Technician License, in good standing. CPhT Certification , 2+ year’s pharmacy hospital and/or clinic experience preferred. Must be able to speak, read, write, and follow oral/written instructions in English.

Closing:

Open until filled

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