The Pharmacy Technician prepares, fills and distributes medications and sterile products. All technicians are under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
High school graduation or equivalent. Two years of college with appropriate science courses or completion of a formal Pharmacy Technician program.
Two years as a pharmacy technician or related experience preferred. Hospital pharmacy technician experience is strongly preferred.
Demonstrated working knowledge of general pharmacy operations. Demonstrated knowledge of drug names, dosage forms, packaging and storage requirements. Demonstrated application of aseptic technique procedures. Ability to prepare sterile solutions. Knowledge of pharmacy computer systems and hardware. Ability to work tactfully and effectively with patients, nursing staff, physician staff, and all hospital personnel. Ability to prioritize work flow and respond appropriately to immediate or urgent patient or work flow needs. Ability to read, speak, write, understand and follow English verbal and written instruction.
Must be currently registered as a Pharmacy Technician in the state of California.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Processing orders for the preparation, filling and refilling of narcotic and non-narcotic medications for employee/take home prescriptions, inpatients, floor stock, offsite facilities, or case carts according to applicable policy and procedure guidelines
Distributing and refilling medications (narcotic and non-narcotic) in the Pyxis Medstations
Preparing intravenous admixtures, other sterile and non-sterile preparations, including, but not limited to parenteral nutrition, intravenous antibiotics, large volume intravenous additives, GU irrigant syringes, triple antibiotic irrigations and narcotic analgesia syringes
Preparing chemotherapy only if certified to do so by MGH Pharmacy Department and performing LFGI decontamination and cleaning
Maintaining quality of drugs by continuously monitoring expiration dates
Employing established policies, procedures and standards for aseptic technique and handling sterile products
Maintaining appropriate quality control log documentation and participating in quality control activities
Maintaining adequate inventory, including, but not limited to, stocking shelves, procuring inventory, unit dose repackaging, and assuring appropriate levels of stock
Maintaining computerized patient profile records with additions, deletions, or changes under the supervision of the pharmacist. This includes sorting, assessing and prioritizing communications and orders for the pharmacist with the assistance of any established triage protocol and entering orders
Maintaining an orderly, neat and sterile work area, including the following of appropriate policies and procedures when handling hazardous substances
Maintaining work logs in the appropriate area related to the activities of narcotic and drug preparation, maintenance of equipment, repackaging and status of work completed
Assist Pharmacists in performing monthly inspections of medication storage in the patient care areas
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, State and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classification protected by Federal, State and local laws.
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