Job Description

Location: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital
Posted Date: 7/17/2020

Pharmacy technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. Pharmacy technicians must have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice, and be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, package, and compound and otherwise prepare medications.
Procures and distributes medication orders per physician request, pharmacist request, or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols
Fills physician orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, stock requisitions and automated dispensing system refill lists accurately
Replenishes medications in emergency drug containers and floor stock areas accurately
Prepares intravenous admixtures and other sterile preparations safely and accurately using appropriate techniques including aseptic manipulations, garbing procedures, and aseptic work practices
Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule
Assist with the purchase of drugs and supplies in accordance with GPO bids and Steward best demonstrated practices
Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing medications and supplies in appropriate locations
Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date
Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs
Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas accurately within specified time periods
Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques
Picks up orders, requisitions, and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds
Assist in the process for patient and department charges, and that they are accurately and timely posted to accounts
Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required
Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel
May answers requests at the window (if applicable to hospital location) and makes stat deliveries to patient care and ancillary areas when requested
Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately; files documentation in appropriate locations
Demonstrates competence in automated dispensing equipment and adheres to established processes and procedures
Loads medications from restock lists into automated distribution system correctly
Empties and reconciles contents of automated distribution equipment return bins
Ensures that look-alike, sound-alike medications are segregated in automated distribution equipment
Maintains outdated medication tracking function, ensuring appropriate expiration dates are entered, stock is rotated, and expired items removed from automated distribution equipment
Maintains appropriate par levels for inventories in automated distribution equipment
Accurately loads new inventory items and removes items deleted from inventory in automated distribution equipment
Monitors automated distribution equipment stock-outs and resolves stock-outs in a timely manner
Inspects medications in automated distribution equipment monthly, ensuring removal of expired and unusable medications and reconciliation of inventories
Maintains security and confidentiality of passwords
Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs
Maintains all required training and education per department requirements
Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations

SECONDARY POSITION ROLES:
Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism at all times
Organizes and prioritizes work assignments
Demonstrates good oral and written communication
Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized; Keeps pharmacy equipment clean
Collects data, conducts quality monitors, and completes documentation as assigned
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
Wears hospital badge identification while on duty.
Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal hygiene.
Treats patients and families with respect and dignity. Assures confidentiality of patient records.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Assists in the resolution of problems or concerns while being a supportive team member.
Consistently strives to promote great customer service in all aspects of the job.
Education: High school degree or equivalent
Experience: Previous experience as a hospital pharmacy technician preferred; ACPE or ASHP accredit course in compounding sterile preparations preferred.
Certification/Licensure: Current technician certification and required licensing

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