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Pharmacy Technician - PRN 

Location HMRx - Floyd E. 'Tut' Fann State Veterans Home  
Position Pharmacy Technician - PRN  
Description

 

Purpose:

 

To assist the Director of Pharmacy Services in the day-to-day functions of the pharmaceutical services department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern long-term care facilities to assure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times.

 

Essential Functions:

 

 

  • Assist the Director of Pharmacy with checking the physician’s orders to ensure that residents are receiving medications as ordered by the attending physician.
  • Monitor drugs for expiration and assist in maintaining proper inventory by checking stock for reordering; check units for floor stock drugs and maintain inventory.
  • Monitor the use of supplies; check for misuse and overuse.
  • Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms (MAR’s, patient profiles, etc.) and reports necessary for medication records.
  • Ensure that drug storage rooms and medical supply areas are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
  • Pre-pack medication in unit dose and maintain inventory records of each product; assist in maintaining the unit dose profiles.
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with the medical profession and department supervisors to ensure that pharmaceutical needs of the resident can be met and maintained.
  • Responsible for charging, recording, and billing on a monthly basis.
  • Responsible for data entry of admission and discharge information, and the set up of files for each resident.
  • Complete purchase orders and receive supplies when they come in to facility.
  • Responsible for data entry of prescription dispensing.
  • Performs other related assignments as required.

 

Work Schedule

  • As assigned, including some week-ends, evenings and Holidays.

 

Working Conditions

  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.
  • Most of the work is performed indoors
  • Is subject to frequent interruptions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.
  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.
  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors.
  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.
  • May be exposed to bodily fluids, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including the AIDS and hepatitis B viruses.

 

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; implements or office equipment; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner.
  • Collect information through observation, listening, touching, and smelling.
  • Must have auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess
  • Job requires regular sitting, standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, writing, and carrying charts, food, trays, etc.
  • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Employee may be required to move chairs, beds, and medical equipment, move patients in bed (with or without assistance).
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
  • May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds.
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.

 

Safety, Sanitation and Infection Controls

  • Assure the assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are observed.
  • Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
  • Follow established safety policies and procedures.
  • Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with established sanitation procedures.
  • Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Report any accident/incident to your supervisor no matter how minor.
 
Position Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma or its equivalent; prior pharmaceutical experience preferred.
  • Must possess license, register, or certification from the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam or a Board of Pharmacy approved exam in the state where facility is located.
  • Must fulfill continuing education requirements per state requirements.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of computer systems, system applications, and other equipment relative to pharmaceutical services.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
  • Must be trustworthy, holding residents medical and personal information in confidence at all times.
  • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
 
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Full-Time \ Part-Time \ PRN PRN 

Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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