Pharmacy Technician

New England Sinai Hospital And Rehabilitation Center Fall River , MA 02722

Posted 6 months ago

Job Summary:

Performs a wide variety of technical and clerical duties for the hospital wide drug distribution system and intravenous admixture program. Maintains confidential records, prepares intravenous medication including, but not limited to chemotherapeutic preparations.

Responsibilities:

  • Medication orders are filled accurately.

  • Code carts and code trays are filled and ready for checking.

  • Repackaging of medications is done correctly and procedure is followed.

  • Medications are written on the re-order list when inventory is low.

  • Items on the "To Do" list are completed without waiting to be assigned.

  • Ward inspection assignment is completed monthly.

  • Phone calls are triaged and managed whenever possible. If the call requires a pharmacist the call is given to the appropriate person.

  • IVs are prepared when needed for delivery; preparation does not delay delivery.

  • Titrate rounds are done and titrating IV meds are prepared and delivered prior to the time required.

  • IV lists are reconciled each morning and any discrepancies are clarified.

  • IV and Chemo orders are filled accurately.

  • IV and Chemo orders are manufactured in accordance with good sterile product preparation technique.

  • IV room is restocked on an ongoing basis so that supplies are readily available.

  • Proper garb regulations are adhered to.

  • Temperature and hood cleaning logs are completed.

  • IV room cleaning is done and documented.

  • Chemotherapy procedures are followed including technique, garb and checking process.

  • ParX is always used for refills and loads of medications.

  • Pyxis refills are accurate.

  • Medication expiration dates are checked and updated in the Pyxis.

  • Floorstock is checked and filled on schedule days.

  • Pyxis s are looked at and action taken in a timely manner. Pyxis FST is called if needed.

  • Proper procedure are followed in the handling of controlled substances.

  • Questions are clarified with the Pharmacist.

  • Medication errors are brought to the attention of the Pharmacist for clarification.

  • Any question regarding a physician order which the technician feels is inappropriate is brought to the Pharmacist for clarification.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Technician certification preferred. MA Technician Registration Required.

  • Six to twelve months pharmacy experience preferred.

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