Job Description

Location: Saint Anne's Hospital
Posted Date: 5/27/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0201.54100 SAH Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician

JOB SUMMARY

Performs a wide variety of technical and clerical duties for the hospital wide drug distribution system and intravenous admixture program, including: Maintaining confidential records; preparing intravenous medication including but not limited to chemotherapeutic preparations, while abiding by clean room regulations (USP 797); repackaging of unit-dose medications, performing monthly ward inspections, and rotating at off-site SAH-owned pharmacies on a regular basis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES

  • Medication orders are filled accurately.
  • Code carts and code trays are filled and ready for checking.
  • Repackaging of medications is done correctly and procedure is followed.
  • Medications are written on the re-order list when inventory is low.
  • Items on the “To Do” list are completed without waiting to be assigned.
  • Ward inspection assignment is completed monthly
  • Phone calls are triaged and managed whenever possible. If the call requires a pharmacist the call is given to the appropriate person.
  • IVs are prepared when needed for delivery; preparation does not delay delivery.
  • Titrate rounds are done and titrating IV meds are prepared and delivered prior to the time required.
  • IV lists are reconciled each morning and any discrepancies are clarified.
  • IV and Chemo orders are filled accurately.
  • IV and Chemo orders are manufactured in accordance with good sterile product preparation technique.
  • IV room is restocked on an ongoing basis so that supplies are readily available.
  • Proper garb regulations are adhered to.
  • Temperature and hood cleaning logs are completed
  • IV room cleaning is done and documented
  • Chemotherapy procedures are followed including technique, garb and checking process.
  • ParX is always used for refills and loads of medications
  • Pyxis refills are accurate.
  • Medication expiration dates are checked and updated in the Pyxis
  • Floorstock is checked and filled on schedule days.
  • Pyxis alerts are looked at and action taken in a timely manner. Pyxis FST is called if needed.
  • Proper procedure are followed in the handling of controlled substances
  • Questions are clarified with the Pharmacist.
  • Medication errors are brought to the attention of the Pharmacist for clarification
  • Any question regarding a physician order which the technician feels is inappropriate is brought to the Pharmacist for clarification

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER

  • Minimum Education Requirements: High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum Work Experience: Six to twelve months pharmacy experience preferred
  • Equipment/Software/Certification: Technician certification preferred. MA Technician Registration Required.

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