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 Lead Pharmacy Technician regarding the various department programs. He/she facilitates departmental and hospital programs being carried out in accordance with regulatory agency requirements.
AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Hospital Pharmacy
HOURS OF WORK: Variable schedule-Full time and per diem openings, apply online at www.valleymed.or/careers
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Current license certification by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.
Hospital experience with I.V. admixture, unit dose and computers and/or retail experience, preferred. Recent grads considered.
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion, with good patient service and patient management skills.
Demonstrates teaching ability.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physical and emotional demands of a diverse population.
Ability to work with Microsoft Office programs, MedsManager, Pyxis and Cardinal Choice systems. Frequent use of data entry keying into computer.
UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS. ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Standing, walking, sitting.
Requires the ability to perform fine motor movements in the preparation of parenteral admixtures, prepackaging and compounding.
Requires the ability to wear protective clothing when mixing cytotoxic drugs.
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 cytotoxic drugs.
Fill and stock medications, intravenous solutions, and supplies by restocking Pyxis machines.
Perform unit inspections and remove outdated medications from inventories.
Responsible for maintaining basic knowledge of current medications.
Responsible for medication deliveries throughout the hospital and outlying areas.
Responsible for making sure that packaging, restocking and rotating stock of medications, intravenous solutions and supplies onto pharmacy shelves is done by the end of each shift.
Provide assistance to VMC medical staff on issues regarding pharmacy services.
Collect and update home medication list for patients and enter in electronic medical record.
Review medication list with clinical pharmacist.
Facilitate discharge patient medication prescription requirements and prescription fill location.
Perform routine outpatient (retail) and inpatient pharmacy technician support functions.
Complete additional responsibilities/projects when assigned by manager, lead technician or pharmacists.
Please apply oline at www.valleymed.org/careers. We have a full tiem and a per diem position open.
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