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Pharmacy Technician II
Job Code:2019-05-037
Department:Pharmacy
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum13.44
Salary Midpoint15.79
  
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The incumbent in this position serves as a Pharmacy Technician for the Cherokee Service Unit under the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority. The incumbent for this position has prior and/or initial experience as a pharmacy technician. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of technical and support duties associated with the provision of pharmaceutical services to the patient population that is served by the organization.
 
The technician fully assists the pharmacist in the preparation and provision of medications in the fulfillment of patient care functions.
The technician will have responsibilities for inventory control, which include, but are not limited to, ordering of pharmaceuticals and supplies, management of stock, inventory maintenance, maintenance of appropriate records, and management of requisitions and requests.
The technician will participate in the provision of outpatient pharmaceutical services. This includes, but is not limited to: performing receptionist/clerical duties; performing data entry functions; preparing prescriptions for patient use; maintenance of appropriate records; and completing functions related to insurance and billing.
The technician will participate in the provision of inpatient pharmaceutical services which include: data entry responsibilities; preparation of intravenous admixtures; preparation of unit dose supplies; maintenance of appropriate records; and maintenance of medication inventories for patient use.
The technician will have responsibilities related to medication supply management including packaging, labeling, minor compounding, maintenance of appropriate records, and maintenance of adequate supplies to meet patient and hospital needs.
The technician will have other general department duties including: automated equipment maintenance and monitoring; department cleaning and organizing; professional interactions with pharmacy and hospital staff; proper monitoring of medication storage conditions and status; and maintenance of appropriate records related to pharmacy operation.
The technician will be responsible for other duties as assigned, in order to meet the mission of the pharmacy department to provide patient care.
More specific information related to job duties is available as a supplement to this job description.
Basic knowledge of or possess the ability to obtain knowledge of:
Pharmaceutical nomenclature
Characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical Calculations
Pharmaceutical systems and metric/apothecary systems of weights and measures
Procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals
Sterile and aseptic procedures
Federal pharmacy laws and regulations, JCAHO and IHS standards
Operation of various types of pharmaceutical apparatus, equipment, automated technology, compounding techniques, and measurement of ingredients
Public relation skills
Valid driver’s license may be required
 
Minimal required schooling:

High School graduate with diploma
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations
Ability to operate a typewriter and/or keyboard for the production of documents, labels, and other printed materials.
Two to Four Years of specialized experience including experience as a pharmacy technician, working in health care in a hospital or practice setting with direct patient care experience, or in a pharmaceutical firm or laboratory.
For consideration for this position, certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as a Certified Technician.