Pharmacy Technician I
|Facility:||Franciscan St. Elizabeth - Lafayette|
|Description:||Under the supervision of the Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician I performs multiple tasks related to preparing, dispensing, admixture compounding, delivering, and charging medications.|
|Duties:||General Daily Operations Routes medication orders and requisitions to the appropriate area of the department for processing. Packages drugs for unit dose dispensing. Processes admissions, discharges, and transfers. Fills, charges, and delivers floor stock items, including those provided via exchange boxes or carts. Fills medications provided via automated dispensing machines; provides assistance to patient care areas with issues related to dispensing machines. Assists pharmacist with processing.|
Specialized Operations Enters orders for intravenous admixtures, including Chemotherapy and TPNs, into the computer. Prepares the IV admixture area for work, including restocking and reordering drugs, IV’s, and supplies, cleaning laminar flow hoods, and filing and record keeping related to IV service. Compounds IV admixtures, TPN/PPN, chemotherapy, and other specialized sterile preparations. Assists the pharmacist with entering and filling employee prescriptions and IV order entry.
|Qualifications:||Some pharmacy experience is required. Has working knowledge of applicable functions of the pharmacy computer system. Has thorough knowledge of daily functions of automated dispensing machines. Has working knowledge of the compounding pumps utilized in the admixture area. Has knowledge of sterile technique, appropriate utilization of a laminar flow hood, and special technique and handling requirements of IV chemotherapy agents. Has the ability to read medical orders. Has a thorough knowledge of unit dose process. Possesses problem-solving skills Supervisory experience preferred (if Home Healthcare Agency). |
Minimum Position Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supervisory experience preferred (if Home Healthcare Agency). Must obtain certification within 12 months of employment or promotion to this level in order to retain position.
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