Pharmacy Technician I (Inpatient)

Company: Valley Medical Center ( Learn More )

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US-WA-Renton
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High School
Full-Time
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Job Description

VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

Job Description

Pharmacy Department

The position description is a guide to the critical duties and essential functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and revised to meet the changing needs of the organization.  

TITLE: Clinical Support Partner - Pharmacy Technician I (Inpatient)

 

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for supporting the pharmacists in their duties by providing technical assistance in accordance with department policy and Washington State Law. He/she maintains close working communication with pharmacists and pharmacy coordinators and manager regarding the various department programs. He/she facilitates departmental and hospital programs being carried out in accordance with regulatory agency requirements.

 

ROLE: See job description for Clinical Support Partner for generic job duties.

AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Hospital Pharmacy

HOURS OF WORK: Variable to accommodate pharmacy needs

RESPONSIBLE TO: Pharmacy Operations Manager 

PREREQUISITES;

  1. High school graduate or equivalent required.

  2. Basic typing ability, 30 wpm preferred.

  3. Current license by the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (PQAC) as a Pharmacy Technician.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Hospital experience with I.V. admixture, unit dose, automated dispensing cabinets, and computers preferred.

  2. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion, with good public relations and proper patient management skills, and the ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with fellow employees.

  3. Good written and verbal communication skills.

  4. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physical and emotional demands of a diverse population.

  5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information.

  6. Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a dynamic work environment

  7. Ability to work with Microsoft Office programs, Epic, Pyxis, and other pharmacy computer systems. Requires frequent use of data entry keying into the computer.

UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS. ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

  1. Capable of walking at least 5 miles per shift.

  2. Requires the ability to perform extensive fine motor movements in the preparation of parenteral admixtures, prepackaging and compounding.

  3. Extensive data entry keyboarding into computer.

  4. Requires the ability to wear personal protective equipment when preparing hazardous and non-hazardous medications.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Generic Job Functions: See Generic Job Description/or Clinical Support Partner 

B. Unique Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the provision of technical support of drug distribution services for all hospital patients and selected outpatients.

  • Preparation of parenteral medications and solutions including hazardous drugs.

  • Fill medication floor stocks, intravenous solutions, and other medications by restocking Pyxis machines.

  • Completes assigned competency assessments.

  • Completes unit and pharmacy-area inspections, including removing outdated medications from inventory and ensuring security of medication storage areas.

  • Responsible for maintaining basic knowledge of current medications.

  • Responsible for deliveries of medications throughout the hospital and outlying areas.

  • Responsible for ensuing medications, intravenous solutions, and supplies are restocked and rotated by the end of each shift in the areas worked.

  • Provides assistance to nurses and other patient care staff on issues regarding pharmacy services.

  • Completes additional responsibilities/projects when assigned by manager, coordinators, or pharmacists.

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    Job Qualifications:

    PREREQUISITES;

    1. High school graduate or equivalent required.

    2. Basic typing ability, 30 wpm preferred.

    3. Current license by the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (PQAC) as a Pharmacy Technician.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Hospital experience with I.V. admixture, unit dose, automated dispensing cabinets, and computers preferred.

    2. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion, with good public relations and proper patient management skills, and the ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships with fellow employees.

    3. Good written and verbal communication skills.

    4. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physical and emotional demands of a diverse population.

    5. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information.

    6. Ability to multitask and work efficiently in a dynamic work environment

    7. Ability to work with Microsoft Office programs, Epic, Pyxis, and other pharmacy computer systems. Requires frequent use of data entry keying into the computer.


    Job Requirements