Position Title: Pharmacy Technician I
Reports to: Pharmacist
The Pharmacy Technician I, under the supervision of a pharmacist, provides pharmacy support services including aseptic I.V. preparation, ordering of medications and supplies, assures proper storage, distribution, packaging and labeling of drugs, associated record keeping, clerical duties and inventory control.
PRIMARY DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (included but are not limited to the following):
Restock intravenous (IV) supplies.
Clean sterile compounding areas per policy.
Maintain competency for sterile compounding.
Assist with regulatory compliance of sterile compounding.
Using aseptic techniques add measured medications to IV solutions under sterile conditions to prepare IV solutions for various uses.
Deliver medications including narcotics to nursing stations.
Maintain proper storage and security conditions for medications.
Stock medications in automated dispensing cabinets and specialized kits according to established protocols.
Inventory medications and supplies, and execute wholesale and direct orders on a routine basis and as needed.
Perform inspections of medication areas throughout the hospital.
Clerical associated duties
Carry out quality control procedures; maintains records.
Participate in appropriate BRH committees and/or process improvement teams as assigned by supervisor and attends regular departmental staff meetings.
Manage pharmaceutical waste according to hospital procedures.
Non-Essential Functions (included but are not limited to the following):
- Stocks medications to appropriate locations when received from wholesale and direct orders. Includes knowledge of proper procedures for handling cytotoxic agents and caustic chemicals.
- Performs clerical duties including reference material updates, sorting mail, filing, and typing or using word processing.
- Performs computer related tasks including data entries pertinent to inventory and charging.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required
- Ability to use accurate, clear and concise oral and written communication
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships
- Ability to explain procedures and requirements to the public and employees
- Ability to critically think and analyze and communicate findings
- Ability to work independently and perform assignments with minimal direction
- Ability to operate a variety of automated office equipment such as personal computers, copy machines, calculators, fax machine, multi-line telephone systems, etc.
Minimum requirements (the following are minimal qualification necessary for entry into this classification)
Education: High School diploma or the equivalent. Training in a PTCB-approved technician training program preferred.
License(s): State of Alaska Pharmacy Technician License in good standing.
Certification(s): Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required within 6 months.
Experience: Computer experience and accurate keyboarding. Experience as a pharmacy technician required.
Physical: Must be able to sit for long periods at a computer terminal, be able to collect orders at various nursing stations on the floor, lift weights up to 50 pounds, kneel, reach overhead, bend down, open boxes, stock shelves, and similar duties.
Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Wears identification while on duty. Complies with state and federal laws for employee health requirements, such as TB testing and other requirements (see Employee Health Policy for specific requirements). For specific physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion environment, see attached Description of Physical Demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the positions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Practice Notice: Starting in 2017, Bartlett Regional Hospital may require pre-employment drug testing for all new hires and re-hires who have received a conditional offer of employment.