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Pharmacy Technician I - Pharmacy

Department:  PHARMACY

Job Details

Req Id    57548 
Department    PHARMACY 
Shift   Evenings
Shift Hours Worked    9.50 
FTE    1.0 
Work Schedule    SEMC NU 7.5 HR 
Employee Status    A1 - Full-Time 
Union  Non-Union

Job Summary

Utilizing special knowledge and background of drug terminology, assists pharmacist in the preparation and delivery of medications. Helps maintain records and drug inventories. Maintains dispensing and store room areas in neat, clean, and stocked condition for safe and efficient operation of the Pharmacy. Assists pharmacist and the Pharmacy in provision or required services and meeting goals and objectives.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares medications for dispensing under the direct supervision of the pharmacist, demonstrating accuracy, precision, and consistency relating to selection, packaging, and labeling functions
  • Prepares and labels medication for dispensing from computer fill lists, physician order copies, or other request forms
  • Fills assigned unit dose cassettes in an accurate and timely manner
  • Prepares stock solutions and compounded items to maintain appropriate inventory levels, utilizing formula worksheets
  • Prepares enhanced sterile product medications including but not limited to, hyper alimentation, controlled substance drips, epidurals, large volume IV’s, specialized infusion solutions, Persantine, etc.
  • Performs Nursing Station Inspections as assigned and as per department policy and procedures
  • Prepare controlled drugs for substocks on the nursing units
  • Delivers controlled substances to nursing areas
  • Prepares lock boxes for anesthesia and PACU following prescribed department policies and procedures
  • Performs weekly controlled substance inventories as assigned
  • Delivers medications to patient care areas, according to established schedules, assuring timely provision of medications to patients
  • Prepares Central Supply or Surgery order properly as assigned
  • Reviews Pharmacy stock for expired or deteriorated medications as assigned
  • Processes outpatient or employee prescriptions according to policy, meeting all legal requirements

Education Requirements

Required: High school or equivalent; minimum of 1 year as Pharmacy Technician I

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Required: None 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Nearest Major Market: Utica