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Pharmacy Technician I
Job Code:2022-05-021
Department:Pharmacy
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum17.12
Salary Midpoint19.26
  
Position Closes:

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 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 position requires the maintenance of adequate quantities of necessary drugs and supplies necessary to meet the mission of the Pharmacy Department.

 

Job Description

  • 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, and proper monitoring of medication storage conditions and status.
  • 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.

 

Job Knowledge

Knowledge or the ability to acquire knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature, metric and apothecary systems of weights and measures, sterile procedures, Federal pharmacy laws and regulations, JCAHO and IHS standards, operations of various types of pharmaceutical apparatus, equipment, automated technology, compounding techniques, and measurement of ingredients. Position requires basic mathematical and public relation skills. Valid driver’s license may be required.

 

Education/Experience

  • High School graduate or equivalent. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to operate a typewriter and/or keyboard for the production of documents, labels, and other printed materials.
  • Ability to learn and/or knowledge of basic pharmacy processes and systems, pharmaceutical drug names, calculations, and regulations.
  • Ability and/or knowledge to manage the ordering, receipt, accounting of, and proper storage of supplies.
  • Ability to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds.
  • Ability to exercise tack and diplomacy in order to gain the confidence, support, and cooperation of these individuals.
  • Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
  • Basic proficiency in position expected within 12 months of hire.
  • Must apply for and obtain National Technician Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) within one year of initial employment.