Pharmacy Technician (Clatanoff) - PRN/CPT - Rotating Shifts/Days
Job Description: Under the direct supervision of a Maryland-licensed pharmacist and in coordination with other technicians, the Pharmacy Technician performs various support activities and duties within the Pharmacy Department by assisting in the timely preparation, packaging, distribution and delivery of medications. Delegated pharmacist tasks are performed in accordance with standard written procedures, guidelines and State and Federal Regulations. The major job responsibilities of this position are: drug distribution, medication preparation and compounding, customer service and quality assurance/improvement in accordance with established Departmental procedures; accurately and efficiently; with minimal intervention. Obtains and maintains appropriate knowledge and understanding of the AAMC Department of Pharmacy processes, policies and procedures as outlined during initial training and ongoing competency assessments including:Functions within the computerized patient profile system to review orders.Fills medication labels and packages medications in a timely fashion for final check by a pharmacist, and assures delivery via designated hospital system (ie hand-delivery, pneumatic tube, cartfill or automated dispensing system) to appropriate location.Follows all procedures for utilizing G?Secure sendG?? function of the Pneumatic Tube System, as appropriate. Uses appropriate pharmaceutical-medical terms, abbreviations, and symbols common to pharmacy practice. Answers phone calls courteously and follows up appropriately. Carries out the calculations required for the usual dosage determinations and solutions Performs the essential functions relating to inventory management; communicating medication needs and/or changes in utilization patterns. Minimizes drug waste. Identifies cost-saving opportunities. Interacts effectively with colleagues and other members of the health care team in a professional manner. Maintains confidentiality of patient information. Participates in the orientation and training of pharmacy staff, as necessary. Provides clear and accurate instructions, demonstrates the required scope of activities, and reviews the new employees/or trainees work for accuracy, following all department guidelines. Acts as a resource for all new employees; helps co-workers. Identifies and/or involved with opportunities for improvement or key Departmental initiatives (ie ideas, projects, task or project lead). Required Minimum Education : High School Diploma or equivalent. . Required License/Certification : Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician from the Maryland Board of Pharmacy or Pharmacy Student Registration from the Maryland Board of Pharmacy; in good standing. Required Minimum Experience/Qualifications : Computer keyboard skills and math proficiency with metric calculations. Preferred Qualifications : National Pharmacy Technician Board Certification (PTC-B). Previous experience/competency in Hospital or Infusion Pharmacy Services. Prior IV admixture experience. Working Conditions/Physical Requirements Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.