This position provides services at the TCRHCC main campus. Pharmacy services are provided to ambulatory patients, group home patients, dialysis patients and hospitalized patients. This position involves the review, preparation, document-checking, labeling, dispensing and quality assurance of medications provided by the Pharmacy. Responsibilities include maintaining a sanitary work environment and patient area, managing and restocking pharmaceutical inventory, and ordering of supplies. This position promotes continuing education and offset cost for existing and/or incurred educational costs in exchange for a period of obligated service. The position also provides the opportunity for career advancement through tier levels as determined by pharmacy experience and certification. Program is 80 hours in total; refer to CPT Technician Pilot Program for further details.
APPLIES TO PHARMACY TECHNICIAN:
- Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and performs a variety of complicated tasks, which are outlined below.
- Routinely inspects assigned drug storage areas monthly to insure proper storage, security and prepares proper documentation.
- Reviews basic chart screening procedures, which include allergies, and weight/age based dosing information during prescription data entry into Pharmacy Program.
- Receives and fills orders from the inpatient units, field clinics, etc. with appropriate drugs followed by a final check by the Pharmacist.
- Types labels, fills outpatient and inpatient prescriptions. Fills inpatient drug orders and discharge medication orders.
- Must keep records of patient doses and drug mixtures, usually through an electronic filing system, for health and billing purposes.
- Performs intravenous admixture procedures. Assures the calculation and preparation of hyper-alimentation (Total Parenteral Nutrition) products, anticoagulant, cardio-active, chemotherapy products and other admixtures are properly prepared as required. Prepares labels for all IV’s, assure sterile technique and record productivity.
- Coordinates efforts with nurses and other health professionals to ensure adequate supply levels are always available on the units/wards.
- Participates in scheduled and organized continuing education programs as conducted by the Pharmacist, Nursing or Medical Staff. Must demonstrate leadership in the work environment, promote harmony and customer service.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves prolonged bending, twisting, maintaining balance, reaching, frequent sitting, standing, walking, kneeling crouching and occasional driving and climbing. Must be able to lift up to 10lbs continuously and occasionally over 100lbs. Must be able to push and pull up to 34lbs for a prolonged period of time as well as occasionally needing to push and pull over 100lbs. Sensory requirements for position include: far vison, near vision, color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech, hearing overhead pages, and telephone use. Must possess hand manipulation of simple and firm grasping fine manipulation and use of keyboards.
Immediate response to telephone requests, verbal requests. Mental attention and assertiveness are required at all times. The ability and willingness to learn new information is an expectation. Must be able to cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way, manage altercations, concentrate, handle high degree of flexibility, handle multiple priorities in stressful situations, demonstrate high degree of patience, adapt to shift work, work in areas that are close and crowded and frequently work alone. Must accept a flexible schedule to meet unit needs.
May continually be exposed to infectious diseases, chemical agents, dust, fumes, gases, extremes in temperature or humidity, hazardous or moving equipment, loud noises and occasionally to unprotected heights.