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The Pharmacy Technician position is intended for a technician with experience in an acute care hospital pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician works independently when appropriate and cooperatively with pharmacy staff to provide safe, accurate and timely delivery of medications to patients. Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician effectively processes new orders, accesses appropriate patient information in the electronic health record (EHR) if needed, issues drug doses to nurses, fills medication cassettes, fills automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) and/or drug delivery bins, packages, and prepares patient doses and maintains drug inventories. The Pharmacy Technician effectively communicates with co-workers, other healthcare professionals, and patients.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Trains new staff/students in the areas of his/her competency, to promote growth and development of Pharmacy Staff.
Successfully maintains competency in multiple Technician Skill Certifications relevant to his/her practice area(s) and is continually aware of new or updated Pharmacy methods.
Solely maximizes inventory turnover, prevents stock outs, and minimizes drug waste to optimize financial performance of the Pharmacy Department.
Complies with California Board of Pharmacy sterile compounding standards when preparing intravenous products, to establish consistent, accurate, and timely delivery of medications.
Complies with the laws governing the storage and maintenance of all drugs, including Schedules II-V, to secure the integrity of the Pharmacy Department.
Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the technician ensures accurate preparation, labeling, and timely delivery of medications as prescribed to ensure excellent patient care.
Able to independently use computer and/or automation resources in an efficient and timely manner as relevant to their practice are and ensures accurate billing.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.