Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 9/12/2022

Working under the day to day supervision of the pharmacists and the Pharmacy Leadership, the technician is responsible for the proper handling of medications. This includes but is not limited to: receiving, distribution, management of expiration dates, management of inventory in Pyxis, storage, repackaging, compounding, filling orders, delivering, and stocking. The job requires excellent communication skills and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Information


Ordering/ Receiving

  • Assists with receiving order from wholesaler
  • Scans in delivery, including adding barcodes to EHR and ADM’s.
  • Properly inventories/stickers delivery to ensure all items are received
  • Confirms that each med is “scannable”. Involves pharmacist when appropriate
  • Helps to maintain proper stock levels of drugs, supplies and solutions by Informing in writing, the need for an item when it is getting low
  • Repackages medications from bulk to unit-dose when necessary
  • Maintains list of drugs affected by manufacturer’s shortages
  • Obtain all medications and supplies necessary to provide patient care (wholesaler, Materials Management, direct vendors, repackagers, drop ship items, courier items, etc.)
  • Reach out to manufacturers as necessary for supply chain issues
  • Facilitate the remedy for incorrect, short, or damaged products delivered from the vendors
  • Account for invoices from all vendors and process with A/P for payment
  • Manage transfers between facilities (internal billing, obtain currier, etc.)
  • Transfer meds to and from the LUM
  • Order minor equipment via PO process with Central Supply
  • Replace specialty items when they expire using vendor specific processes (TNKASE, Alteplase, etc.)
  • Maintain records for all recalls. Manage the removal of recalled products and the disposition according to the recall instructions.
  • Establish and manage appropriate PAR levels on all products to drive inventory turns
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all vendors
  • Oversee the removal of expired products with the reverse distributor, processing returns in a timely fashion to maximize potential credit
  • Maximize contract compliance with purchases
  • Communicate shortages within the department and participate in the process of obtaining alternative products when appropriate. Follow processes for obtaining allocated products and coordinating with other purchasers to move product where it is most needed.
  • Attend system buyer meetings (weekly conf calls and in person meetings as convened)
  • Provide data for reporting to P&T.
  • Maintain records for DCSA (pedigree) – able to retrieve when needed
  • Oversee the retention and storage of purchasing records
  • Facilitate all aspects of the physical inventory process
  • Participate in the adherence to expense budget and explaining variances to finance via reports
  • Coordinate State supplied vaccines – reordering, producing temp records, renewing program annually
  • Fills floor stock requests
  • Oversees Pyxis optimization
  • Oversees all expire red medication lists/updating pyxis
  • Oversees all med room inspection
  • Oversee all refrigerator monitoring
  • Ensuring medications are dispensed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Oversees the compliance and education of IV room personnel
  • Supervises the preparation of the sterile products by technicians
  • Oversees technician workflow in the department
  • Compounds sterile products as needed
  • Reveiws Pestle activity daily
  • Reveiws Med Keeper daily
  • Participates in department education and training
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Bills ambulance providers and miscellaneous areas as required.
  • Reviews and handles batch rejections and interface errors
  • Performs duties of a Pharmacy Technician I, II or III as required by a staffing model.
  • Performs administrative assistant tasks as assigned

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

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