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Pharmacy Tech-II - 60121

at WVU Medicine United Hospital Center

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: *02473FD639736839

Job Description

Requisition Number

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Ancillary - Pharmacy

Cost Center
RMH-Ancillary - Pharmacy

Pharmacy Tech-II - 60121

BiWeekly Work Hours

Shift Start and End Time

Employment Status


800 Wheeling Ave.

Glen Dale


Postal Code

POSITION SUMMARY: The Pharmacy Technician II performs specialized tasks that require additional training and knowledge to perform dedicates assignments. The Pharmacy Technician II also performs fundamental duties necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the Pharmacy Department in the delivery of drugs to patient areas, processing charges, maintaining patient information data, generating required computer reports, answering the telephone, and is involved in clerical aspects of the employee pharmacy benefit. Accuracy and dependability are important and special attention must be given to detail in the Pharmacy Department. The Pharmacy Technician assists in most aspects of drug distribution that do not require professional judgement for which he/she is not qualified, either by education limitations or State or Federal Pharmacy laws. The Pharmacy Technician performs the duties necessary to maintain the unit dose drug distribution system throughout the Hospital as well as in the Pharmacy Department under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist on duty and ultimately the Director of Pharmacy.

1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Must be nationally certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
3. Must be registered with the WV Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.

1. Nationally certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
2. Registered with the WV Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.
3. Certification in area of specialty.
1. Five years pharmacy technician experience.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Responsible for reading physician orders, preparing unit-dose medications, delivering medications, and ordering and delivering drug supplies for various patient care units.
2. Read physician’s orders and prepare medication for dispensing, including unique dosage forms for pediatric and geriatric patient populations.
3. Has an understanding of standard pharmaceutical/medical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in the prescribing and dispensing of medications.
4. Prepare and deliver patient-specific medications from cart-fill and first-dose orders to the patient’s medication storage area.
5. Accurately prepare intravenous admixtures, other injectable medications and sterile irrigating solutions using aseptic technique and USP Chapter 797 guidelines.

6. Manage inventory and analyze patient care area medication supplies, replacing outdated or deteriorated medications; replace depleted inventory.
7. Assist in the preparation of sterile parenteral products under the supervision of a pharmacist.
8. Accurately prepare non-intravenous medications, including oral solutions / suspensions.
9. Label parenteral products appropriately.
10. Perform general operational functions of a pharmacy technician.
11. Perform arithmetic calculations for usual dosage determinations required in medication and solution preparation.
12. Perform in accordance with departmental standards established for speed and accuracy.
13. Prepare and label prepackaged medications after determining usage patterns and prepackaging requirements. Also maintain records related to this.
14. Maintain inventory and supplies in assigned pharmacy service areas.
15. Answer telephone in a timely manner and channels calls to appropriate individual.
16. Ensure that the pharmacy service areas and drug storage areas in the institution are kept clean and orderly.
17. Participate in planning and implementing change and maintaining and improving productivity through attendance and participation in staff meetings, committees, task forces and projects.
18. Assist in the education of pharmacy students, pharmacy residents, new pharmacists and new pharmacy technicians.
19. Perform complete and comprehensive nursing unit inspectons on a monthly basis as assigned.
20. Accurately fill and process employee prescriptions
21. Consistantly perform a specialized task that requires advanced training and skills such as chemotherapy compounding, Pyxis Maintenance, Pharmacy Buyer etc.
22. Actively increases knowledge in specialized area through continuing education, professional meetings and certification.
23. Certain duties cannot be assigned to Pharmacy Technicians because these duties can only be performed by pharmacists. These restrictions are regulated at state and federal levels and must be followed closely:
• Only pharmacists can receive oral prescriptions from prescribers or prescribers’ authorized designees. (This refers primarily to new telephone prescriptions).
• Only pharmacists can consult with prescribers or prescribers’ designees about patients’ prescriptions.
• Only pharmacists can provide confidential patient information to other health professionals or insurance companies.
• Only pharmacists can check medications before dispensing them to patients. (In states where technicians can prepare or package prescriptions, they do so under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.)
• Only pharmacists can consult with patients about prescribed medication use and other health issues.
• Only pharmacist scan recommend over-the-counter medications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk and stand for long periods of time.
2. Must be able to lift 30 pounds and must be able to push 50 pounds.
3. Dexterity required to finger, handle, and reach.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Room temperature.