This job is a
member of the inpatient pharmacy team, and work directly with the
department pharmacists to maintain and improve pharmacy services
for the assigned areas. Responsible for preparing and delivering
all sterile admixture products for adult and pediatric inpatient
areas at the Medical Center under the supervision of pharmacist.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's
High School Diploma or equivalent
Successful completion of a pharmacy technician training
Prior experience working with Sterile Products
Pharmacy Technician Certification in the state of practice
Sterile Product Preparation Certification
National Pharmacy Technician Certification
*5 years of IV Production experience will be
accepted in lieu of Sterile Product Preparation Certification, but
must obtain Sterile Product Preparation Certification within 90
days of hire
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
- Must have working knowledge of pharmaceutical mathematics.
- Must have working knowledge of sterile technique and
demonstrate aseptic technique proficiency.
- Must have working knowledge of safety guidelines for handling
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Skills to operate standard pharmacy and office equipment.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Assists pharmacists and other technicians to maintain an
efficient medication distribution system in order to provide safe
and efficient patient care.
- Accurately prepares sterile admixture products, such as
intravenous snap-ons, large volume parenterals, syringes,
chemotherapy, & bulk manufactured products using techniques
utilizing aseptic techniques and proper pharmaceutical procedures
(>400/shift OR 100% of shift dedicated to preparation of sterile
products and chemotherapy).
- Accurately prepares sterile admixture products using
- Appropriately operates and maintains specialized pharmacy
equipment (IV safety software, barcode software).
- Charts all scheduled maintenance designed to ensure sterility
according to protocol.
- Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and terminal cleaning of the
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance &
Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate
reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable
behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy,
and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are
not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10-20 pounds of
force to move objects; occasionally up to 100 pounds of
force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those
for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.