This is the full performance level for inpatient pharmacy technicians. Employees at this grade level serve as staff pharmacy technicians receiving some guidance from more experienced staff members, especially for more complex patients and procedures.
Major duties include:
*Delivers completed medication orders, medication
carts and prepared IV solutions to appropriate wards or clinics on a minimum
hourly basis, and per facility policy recommendation for Stat, Now and Routine
and interprets orders/prescriptions, obtains proper medication or material in
the proper strength and dosage form; determines the proper amount and counts,
pours, measures and labels the medication and does the appropriate record
keeping. After final check, dispenses
the medication to an inpatient area, ward or unit-dose cart and fills the
unit-dose carts with minimal supervision. Inventories and replenishes emergency
carts with minimal supervision.
*Gathers stock and fills ward stock
requests or replenishes automated dispensing units without secondary review and
assures the dispensed items are entered into the computer system. Basic knowledge of daily operations and maintenance of
various Pharmacy equipment routinely used by technical staff.
of hospital computer systems for review of the patient's electronic medical
record including adequate typing skills to complete data entry documentation and
other quality improvement purposes.
unused medications or IV solutions and returns them to the Pharmacy, either
returning the items to stock or isolates for destruction (as appropriate) after
performing all necessary documentation and record keeping functions in the
medications required for filling orders and stock requests, including affixing
readable bar-codes on applicable medication as needed.
*Compounds and/or reconstitutes oral or external
medications (non-sterile) without a second review. This includes calculating and converting t(o
proper weights and measures) the amount of drug or solution to be used.
*After prescription/order(s) are reviewed by a Clinical
Pharmacist for therapeutic propriety, reviews orders for technical accuracy and
converts the order, if necessary, so the item dispensed properly corresponds to
the drug and dose ordered.
correct drug, strength, dosage form, and quantity into the hospital computer
system for subsequent verification by authorized personnel
to inquiries on drug distribution from Pharmacy and non-Pharmacy, and identifies
basic therapeutic problems such as, duplicate therapy, and alerts the Clinical
Pharmacist to the possible need for clinical intervention.
in continuous quality improvement activities by participating in medical center
and service process assessments and action teams, and continually seeks to
Conducts timely monthly ward inspections in assigned patient
care areas (and other areas as needed) to ensure appropriate storage conditions
and drug accountability; accurately
documents medication sstorage
and expiration dates.
verifies, inventories, and replaces expired/damaged items Inpatient care areas
and automated dispensing cabinets. Assist with the training of pharmacy
students, pharmacy interns, and other personnel in departmental functions
according to policy and procedure.
inventory in Inpatient care areas, and relays this information to the Pharmacy Procurement
Technician. Receives and distributes
inventory in the absence of or assistance to the Procurement Technician. This includes
placing stock in proper storage areas, rotating stock on shelves (as per
policy) and removing/replacing/documenting expired/damaged items.
the medication refrigerator temperature on a daily basis in assigned Patient Care
with Outpatient Pharmacy section workload
and staffing: Window and Mail-Out Prescription Processing/Filling, Customer
Service, Telephone Triage; as deemed necessary to maintain the
consistency of overall Pharmacy services.
other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule:Variable - Minimum every other weekend. Will
rotate between weekend days/evenings (7am -3:30pm, 2:30pm 11pm), holidays
& occasional weekdays included.
Functional Statement Title/#:Functional Statement - Inpatient Pharmacy Technician GS-05