Pharmacy Tech II

Employer
MEDSTAR HEALTH
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Dec 04, 2022
Closes
Dec 08, 2022
Ref
723878407
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, prepares and fills routine orders for prescribed medications; restocks automated dispensing machines; repackages medications; compounds both sterile and non-sterile medications.EducationHigh School Diploma or GED Required orequivalent graduation. Required andCompletion of an approved/accredited Pharmacy Technician training program PreferredExperienceLess than 1 year 6 months related pharmacy technician experience andHospital environment experience PreferredLicenses and CertificationsRegistered Pharmacy Technician through the Board of Pharmacy Required andPharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification within 180 Days RequiredKnowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesVerbal and written communication skills.Knowledge of drug nomenclature and medical terminology; proficiency in basic mathematics, including fractions and decimals.Basic computer skills preferred.Abides by recommendations from regulatory and advisory groups regarding safe medication principles, including look alike, sound alike and high alert drugs. Responds appropriately to medication occurrences. Understands and takes appropriate action when a medication occurrence is identified. Complies with internal reporting requirements for medication occurrences using the Patient Safety Event system. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.Assists pharmacists in obtaining patient specific information as appropriate for safe medication management. Under direct supervision, participates in the exchange of information with appropriate healthcare professionals and staff.Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Ensures that medications are properly and safely stored throughout the hospital. Stores medications under conditions necessary to ensure stability. Secures medications in accordance with the hospital's policy, law and regulation. Refills and replaces medications in automated medication dispensing machines throughout the hospital. Troubleshoots and services automated medication dispensing machines as needed. Appropriately labels all medications and chemicals used to prepare medications with contents, expiration dates and appropriated warnings. Routinely inspects all medication storage areas according to hospital's policy. Adheres to all laws, regulations, and hospital policies regarding the management and handling of recalled, discontinued, unused, expired, or returned medications. Inspects returned medications for integrity before returning to pharmacy stock. Segregates outdated or recalled medications from pharmacy stock.Participates in the evaluation of the hospital's medication management system for risk points and identifies areas to improve safety.Safely and accurately prepares all medications in the most ready to administer form (including hazardous medications and sterile products) , using proper techniques, calculations and appropriate precautions. Labels and packages medications according to hospital policy, applicable laws and regulations, and standards of practice to ensure safe, accurate administration (ie labels medications with the drug name, strength, quantity, beyond use date, patient name, patient location, and directions for use). Maintains documentation for all repackaged medications as required by departmental policy.Selection and Procurement: Ensures that medications are selected and procured based on departmental criteria. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the formulary list and the formulary process. Adheres to policies and procedures regarding the procurement of non-formulary medications. Adheres to policies and procedures that address medication shortages, outages, emergency, and disaster situations. If applicable, adheres to policies and procedures regarding the 340B Drug Pricing Program.Stores controlled substances in such a manner to prevent diversion in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. Accounts for all unused, expired, or returned medications according to law. Utilizes automation where applicable.Transports medication to patient care units, placing in the designated delivery locations, within established departmental standards for turnaround times.Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.

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