SCOPE OF POSITION Under the direction of a pharmacist and in coordination with other technicians, prepares unit dose and intravenous medications for dispensing to patients. Makes scheduled deliveries to appointed nursing units to deliver medications to patients while ensuring that our department meets medication security requirements set forth by The Joint Commission. Assists pharmacists with medication order entry into the pharmacy computer system. Maintains stock levels of medications to avoid delays in service to patients. Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a team. Technician must participate in continuing educational opportunities to meet the annual competency requirements and participate in continual training opportunities provided by department to develop ongoing skills in other areas of the pharmacy. Technician must comply with all rules and regulation of the hospital and pharmacy department. Must complete PTCB certification within 6 months of hire date, unless such is in place upon hire. All technicians must maintain a current PTCB certification throughout employment in order to work as pharmacy technician at OSU Medical Center department of Pharmacy.
Duties and Responsibilities
May vary by work setting. Prepares and packages complex medication dosage forms for oral, parenteral, enteral, ophthalmic, topical, and rectal administration for patient use and in research protocols. Prepares complex sterile intravenous admixtures, including small and large volume parenterals, cassettes for portable infusion devices, chemotherapy, and total parenteral nutrition solutions using aseptic technique for use in patients and in research protocols. Prepares self-administered medications to improve patients' understanding of their medication regimen. Maintains accurate dispensing records for controlled substances and other medications, supplies and equipment. Maintains efficient area operations and resolves problems to ensure optimal customer service. Works under the direction of a licensed pharmacist in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Maintains appropriate medication, equipment and supplies inventory levels to minimize delays in customer service. Under the direction of a pharmacist, inspects medication areas and maintains storage standards set forth by the TJC and other health regulatory agencies. Maintains the cleanliness and neatness of the area and anywhere medications are stored. Interacts with physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. Participates in the orientation and training of volunteers, pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, undergraduate and graduate students and other hospital staff. Attends department sponsored continuing education programs. Satisfies life-safety training and other training and education requirements.
60% Distributive Practice Activities
May vary by work setting. Under the direction of the pharmacist, in coordination with other technicians, and according to applicable state and federal law, the technician III will:
prepare and package complex injectable, oral, topical, ophthalmic, and rectal medication dosage forms for patient use and in research protocols according to procedures learned through on-the job training and educational programs Using proper technique, compound specialty products for patient use Aseptically prepare and manufacture complex sterile intravenous admixtures, including small and large volume parenterals, chemotherapy, intrathecal drugs, and total parenteral nutrition solutions for patient use and in research protocols using techniques appropriate to each situation Prepare self-administered medications for patients to improve their understanding of their medication regimens Generate medication labels Coordinate and deliver medications and supplies to nursing units and other areas in a timely and accurate manner to ensure optimal patient care Triage new medication orders, and enter orders into the pharmacy computer system for pharmacist verification and approval Answer the phone and coordinate efficient operations Maintain accurate and appropriate dispensing records Maintain appropriate medication inventory levels to ensure uninterrupted service to all customers Inspect medication storage areas for expired, unusable, or unsecure medications (pursuant to TJC and state board of pharmacy standards) Performs quality assessment activities and procedures to ensure optimum pharmaceutical services. Interact with physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals in a courteous and professional manner Demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team by exhibiting good interpersonal skills and remaining flexible and open-minded Other duties as assigned
10% Productivity Management
Maintain organized workspace to help foster efficient operations Anticipates, recognizes and solves routine issues that occur within the team, department or customers without supervisory approval Maintain self-productivity Show attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness in an effort to continually improve quality Present ideas to managers for process and quality improvement Support team initiatives Respect the authority of the staff pharmacist Perform tasks efficiently and within established time standards Manage time wisely and demonstrate the ability to prioritize assigned tasks Use time wisely and look for activities that need to be performed Be able to deal with a dynamic environment
20% Teaching/Training/Educational Activities
Participate in the orientation and training of new pharmacy staff members and learners Mentor new team members and be a positive role model for other staff Assist Technician Team Managers and Pharmacy Technician IVs with updating and maintaining competency checklists Satisfy life-safety training and other training and education requirements Meet annual competency requirements for department Be committed to personal growth and development
10% Projects/Other Duties and Responsibilities
Participate in special projects Committee participation Provide feedback for evaluations Assist with staffing adjustments Assist with regulatory compliance (e.g. TJC, CBL completion, Medication Safety and Storage Audit, competency checklists, USP 797 compliance)
Patient Population Served:
Knowledge of growth and development and an understanding of the range of treatments necessary to meet the age specific needs of the patient population served:
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