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Pharmacy Technician

Location: Olney
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

  • Job Summary
    • Under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist assists the pharmacists with filling medication and IV orders and delivering them to the appropriate area of the hospital.
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • Education/Training
        • High School Diploma or equivalent
        • Experience
          • 1 year experience preferably in a hospital
          • License/Certification/Registration
            • Maryland Pharmacy Technician License required.
            • CPhT Certification required within 6 months of hire (except for Pharmacy Students).
            • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
              • Ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external customers.
              • Moderate Computer skills to perform prescription entries.
              • Ability to read and comprehend drug nomenclature and related medical terminology.
              • HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
              • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
                • Preparation: Assists with the filling of prescriptions, under the direct supervision of a registered pharmacist.
                  • Accurately fills the orders as entered into the computer by the pharmacist.
                  • Accurately and clearly labels all medications for dispensing (lot, expiration date, mg/tablet, etc.)
                  • Accurately fills prescriptions for frozen IV bags, mini-bag plus, and pre-mixed large volume parenteral solutions.
                  • Files written physician orders.
                  • Assembles Cataract eye kit according to departmental policies and procedures.
                  • Prepares unit dosing and bar-coding of bulk medications according to departmental policies and procedures.
                  • Mixes IV additives to solutions, TPN's and Chemotherapy as required.
                  • Transports: Delivers prescriptions to the appropriate area of the hospital.
                    • Delivers prescriptions to the appropriate area of the hospital.
                    • Delivers narcotics to nursing units
                    • Restock: Restocks and orders pharmaceutical supplies within the hospital.
                      • Restocks SureMed/ Omnicell machines; delivers 24-hour medication exchange cart.
                      • Orders appropriate IV supplies
                      • Restocks the shelves upon delivery of Baxter IV fluids and teamfills unit dose drawers.
                      • Accurately fills floor stock requisitions for other hospital departments
                      • Technical: Supports work of the department by performing clerical and secretarial tasks.
                        • Accurately enters medication charges into the computer system.
                        • Completes computer "updates"
                        • Answer and direct all phone calls appropriately
                        • Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and licensure.
                          • Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to address these education needs.
                          • Attends staff meetings or reads and signs staff meeting minutes.
                          • Attends continuing education programs in order to maintain certification.
                          • Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department.
                          • Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (License, PPD, Competencies etc.)
                          • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments.
                            • Participates on inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit knowledge as appropriate.
                            • Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental teams and committees.
                            • Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.
                            • Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
                              • Pitches in to cover shortages within department.
                              • Fills 24-hour exchange carts. Fills updates.
                              • Orders needed IV supplies and puts order away. Puts daily order away.
                              • Completes floor stock inspections.
                              • Completes admissions, transfers and discharges. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Olney , Pharmacy Technician, Professions , Olney, Maryland

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