ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: Pharmacy Technician
REPORTS TO POSITION: Varies
DATE LAST REVIEWED: May 17, 2016
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community,
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better
health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
The St Charles Health System Pharmacy provides a broad range of
inpatient and outpatient pharmaceutical care services to ensure
safe and effective medication use.
The Pharmacy Technician is under the direct supervision of a
pharmacist, assists in providing pharmaceutical care to the patient
by preparing, storing, ordering, billing, labeling, and
distributing IV and other medications in a safe, accurate and
timely manner in accordance with Medical Center policies and
procedures, and state and federal law. Performs other technical and
clerical duties as necessary for the daily operation of the
This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Maintains stock supplies in the pharmacy and packages
medications as necessary under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Prepares IV or other medications using aseptic technique for
administration by the nursing staff, maintaining accurate
documentation and properly billing, labeling, compounding,
packaging, obtaining a pharmacist verification, and delivering
these medications in an accurate safe, and timely manner.
Prepares chemotherapy and handles blood products in a safe
manner utilizing appropriate safety equipment to assure
environmental safety of self and others.
Maintains and cleans the equipment necessary to perform duties,
reporting any failures or need for repair to immediate supervisor
or Pharmacy Manager immediately.
Prepares and delivers a 24 hour supply of medication to patients
daily, checking for and collecting each discharged patient's
medications for crediting.
Maintains, prepares, and delivers the floor stock medications by
nursing units to replenish their stock per department policy and
Follows all policies and procedures for the automated dispensing
Accurately placing daily order for medications and supplies with
wholesaler, vendors, Purchasing department, and other pharmacies,
communicating potential supply issues to immediate supervisor in a
Verifies inventory received against the invoice noting any
exceptions and communicating these to immediate supervisor or
pharmacy inventory coordinator.
Stocks the shelves, rotating stock appropriately.
Withdraws and prepares controlled substances for delivery
following the policies and procedures for the pharmacy controlled
substance vault. Reports any discrepancies immediately.
Accurately bills and credits medication charges as
Makes recommendations for changes to the policies and procedures
to the Pharmacy Manager, or other appropriate hospital manager.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: High school diploma or GED.
Required: Contingent upon successful Pharmacy Technician
licensure with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. National Technician
Certification or the ability to obtain within one year of hire
Preferred: Six months or more hospital pharmacy experience, or
related field with experience in medications, sterile technique
experience, and computer skills.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Standing, walking,
lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 1-10 pounds,
Frequently (50%): Sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing
stairs, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 11-25 pounds.
Occasionally (25%): Climbing ladder/step stool, reaching
overhead, Lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling 25-50 pounds, Operation
of Motor Vehicle, Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the
ability to hear normal speech level.
Rarely (10%): Keyboard Operation
Never (0%): Whispered speech level
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Occasionally (25%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust,
vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Second Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time: