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Steward Health Care System Pharmacy Technician, II - Full Time in Dorchester, Massachusetts

internal 10.18-25

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Under the direction so the Pharmacy Director and supervision of a pharmacist, Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications and maintaining the drug inventory. Prepare and repackages unit does medication, following established protocols and guidelines. Follows all Pharmacy Department established policies and procedures.

  • Delivers and refills schedule II through IV medication for the automated dispensing machines. The certified pharmacy technicians will be able to pick orders for Pyxis. Will check and refill orders for schedule IV medication. Schedule II and prepackages unit does medications, following established protocols and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Procures and distributes medication orders per pharmacist request or pre-arranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Fills medication orders, medication surgical kits, medication carts, Pyxis machines and stock requisitions accurately

  • Replenishes medications in emergency crash carts or floor stock areas accurately.

  • Technician prepares intravenous admixtures or other sterile products (including chemotherapy) accurately

  • Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately per established schedule

  • Maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies according to established policies and procedures

  • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking, and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations

  • Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date

  • Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs

  • Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas

  • Prepackaging bulk medications in unit dose packages

  • Contributes to the effective operation of the department

  • Picks up orders requisitions and medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery rounds.

  • Enters charges and credits for patients medications accurately

  • Generates reports, pick lists and labels as required

  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department. Direct calls to appropriate personnel

  • Answers requests at the window and makes stat deliveries to patient care areas when requested

  • Comply with chapter 797 monitoring standards

  • Complies with all State and Federal rules, regulations and laws which govern the practice of pharmacy

  • Organizes and prioritizes work assignments

  • Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation accurately. Files documentation in appropriate locations.

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication

  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized. Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.

  • Participates in the quality improvement activities of the department

  • Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly

  • Identifies and replace outdated and unusable drugs

  • Collects data, conducts quality monitors and completes documentation as assigned

  • Maintains competence required for current job title/position

  • Maintains current technician certification

  • Attends pharmacy staff meetings

  • Participates in orientation, education, and training programs. Reviews literature and other materials as assigned

  • Completes all competence/skills assessment requirements

  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

  1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

    1. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Ability to hear, see and communicate (written/verbally) with patients in an effective manner

  • Able to walk, stand, move, stoop, bend, and lift to perform job responsibilities

  • Able to complete work on full assigned shift productively and basic computer skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with large numbers of professionals

  • Ability to work harmoniously while under pressure

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  • Education: High school diploma or GED required

  • Experience: 2 years of experience preferred

  • Certification/Licensure: MA certification/license in the state of MA

  • Software/Hardware:

  • Other:

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