Pharmacy Technician I - Clinical Pharmacy
Assists Pharmacist in processing and compounding prescriptions and other drug orders. Pulls prescribed medication from shelf, enters medication charges into the computer, restocks pharmacy automation shelves, and handles telephone inquiries.
Assists pharmacists as directed, including filling orders and preparing labels.
Clarifies orders for all types of medications; documents pertinent information in a clear, complete, concise and organized manner.
Complies with Federal and State statutes, rules and regulations regarding the practice of pharmacy.
Prepares and makes deliveries to patient care areas and ancillary units.
Processes patient charges for pharmaceuticals as required.
Replenishes medicine supply carts/automated dispensing units for nursing units; ensures that the pharmacy is stocked with essential drugs and pharmaceuticals.
Compounds, labels and packages pharmaceuticals.
Counts, packages and labels unit doses and fills routine orders for inspection by Pharmacists.
Uses aseptic admixture technique in the horizontal or vertical laminar airflow hood as appropriate.
Enters or retrieves data from established computer files.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED), or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: None required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Licensed by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy as Technician Trainee. Pharmacy Technician licensure obtained within one year of hire. Heartsaver CPR (HSCPR or HSFACPR) certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of pharmaceutical practices and procedures and regulations involving the administering of medications.
Knowledge of medicine terminology.
Skill in compounding and processing prescriptions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to listen and accurately interpret others’ communication or instructions to take appropriate action; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs and apply basic algebraic concepts
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move between 25 and 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may potentially be exposed to infectious organisms during routine and emergency situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.