Reporting to the Pharmacy Operations Manager, under close supervision and following prescribed procedures, assists Pharmacists in processing physician medication orders by ensuring medications are promptly, accurately and safely delivered, charged for and credited. Prepares medication for delivery to patients, and labels pharmaceutical orders. Maintains records related to drug use and charges. This position requires the Technician to be proficient in both of the major areas of Pharmacy, i.e., dispensing oral medications and in preparation of I.V. solutions. Although duties may vary by assigned area or shift, the following accurately describes the essential job functions. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served, including neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric.
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
Current state license as a Pharmacy Technician required. Technician must also satisfy requirements for National Certification as dictated by the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act.
Approximately 6 months on the job experience necessary in order to learn and develop proficiencies in the tasks and technical skills outlined above, compounding, packaging, labeling, storage, patient billing procedures, record keeping requirements, the ability to perform and apply arithmetic calculations and medical center policies and procedures.
Prior experience is desirable, preferable within a hospital setting.
The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served.
This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
Ability to read and write an order, to review and update patient profiles, understand and follow written and verbal instructions in order to mix solutions and prepare medications, and perform basic arithmetic calculations when filling prescriptions, measuring solutions and so forth at a level normally acquired through completion of high school.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical terminology helpful.
Ability to type at acceptable levels of speed and accuracy in order to prepare medication labels at a level normally acquired through completion of 1 to 3 months course work in touch typing which can be obtained in high school.
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with various Medical Center personnel when gathering and exchanging factual pharmaceutical information.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when picking drugs for dispensing and IV compounding.
Problems solving is frequent, with tasks being repetitive and similar.
Interruptions and distractions are frequent due to continuing dialogue between the Pharmacist and Technician, telephone calls and changing work tasks.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills are required.
Demonstrated ability to work well with others.
Excellent computer skills and the ability to process detailed information in an accurate manner.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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