Pharmacy Technician

DCH Health System
Job Description

PERFORMANCE PLANNING

The pharmacy technician assists pharmacists in providing medication to inpatients and outpatients of all ages and helps the pharmacist in any routine duties not requiring professional judgment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Helps process and deliver medication to all patient care areas in a timely and accurate manner.
  2. Accurately follows the assigned workflow for their work area during their shift.
  3. Assists with maintaining accurate inventory and participating in the efficient and economical use of supplies and resources.
  4. Systematically checks any assigned pharmacy stock areas for removal of outdated medication and cleanliness.
  5. Functions as a preceptor when assigned to train newly-hired Pharmacy Technicians in their new work areas.
  6. Answers and screens all incoming phone calls.
  7. Is able to perform mathematical processes of: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  8. Has a basic understanding of the metric system.
  9. Has working knowledge of all State and Federal laws and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy.
  10. Maintains annual continuing education requirements as required by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy.
  11. Must successfully demonstrate competency, proficiency and safety on annual competency assessments as developed by the Pharmacy Manager.
  12. Participates in performance improvement activities.

DCH Standards:

  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, co-workers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.

All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Anyone hired after 12/31/2019 must be a high school graduate or have the equivalent.

Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Alabama.

Must successfully receive their Pharmacy Technician Certification awarded by a certification group recognized by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists or the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy (e.g. the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT) within 6 months for hire date.  Must be able to operate a computer, calculator and a telephone. transfer carts and other related pharmacy equipment.  Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.

WORKING CONDITIONS

WORK CONTEXT

Environmental

  • Exposure to contaminants
  • Exposure to hazardous conditions
  • Close physical proximity
  • Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment

Psychological

  • Contact with others
  • Occasionally deal with unpleasant or angry people
  • Daily use of electronic mail
  • Engage in face to face discussions
  • Frequent use telephone
  • Work with group or team

PHYSICAL FACTORS

  • Physical activities include: Talking, hearing, bending, twisting, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, climbing, balancing, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, repetitive motion, standing, and/or using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls).
  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
  • Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing
  • Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
  • Possible exposure to disease, infection and hazardous materials.
  • Physical presence onsite is essential. 

OTHER JOB FACTORS

  • Must be pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations.
  • Must be able to file and maintain records.
  • Must be careful about detail and be thorough in completing work tasks
  • Must be willing to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Must be honest and ethical.
  • Must be able to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
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