The Pharmacy Tech provides medications, sterile and non-sterile products to inpatients and some outpatients under supervision of pharmacists.
Fills new orders (stats and routine) accurately, efficiently and consistently.
Fills the 24-hr cassette cart accurately, efficiently and consistently with less than 5 errors on average.
Labels floorstock requests, crash carts, kits, etc. accurately, efficiently and consistently, assuring that patient charges are captured appropriately.
Assists Pharmacists the processing of all orders, determining the appropriateness of dispensing certain medications or floorstock requests and exercising good judgment in the use of pharmaceutical products, e.g. missing doses, formulary vs. non-formulary, adhering to policies and guidelines, costs considerations, etc.
Delivers medications in an efficient and courteous manner, including stats, routines, 24-carts, crash carts, floorstock, etc.
Answers telephone calls promptly and courteously and refers to pharmacists.
Responds to pharmacy window promptly and courteously to help when the bell rings.
Runs, processes and files daily reports accurately, efficiently and consistently, e.g. cart fill list, MARs, etc.
Inspects areas where medications are kept and ensures proper storage, expiration dates, etc. and maintains records of such inspections.
Demonstrates proper aseptic technique and hood cleaning procedures.
Prepares IV and TPN products accurately, efficiently and consistently with minimal wastage and appropriate labeling requirements.
Demonstrate proper knowledge * skills in the operation of TPN compounder.
Demonstrates proper aseptic technique, hood cleaning procedures, and protective garment use in the handling/preparation of chemotherapy agents.
Prepares chemotherapy products accurately, efficiently and consistently with minimal wastage and appropriate labeling requirements.
Know the policies and procedures for chemotherapy spill and exposure.
Pre-packs and labels items not available in unit dose accurately, efficiently and consistently, in the appropriate amounts before supply runs out.
Compounds and labels extemporaneous products using appropriate compounding technique, recipes, supplies, calculations, packaging and labeling requirements, etc.
Uses pre-packing and compounding tools and machines appropriately and maintains their cleanliness; always cleans ups after pre-packing or compounding products.
Refills, loads and unloads the Pyxis Medstation accurately, efficiently and consistently.
Handles narcotic discrepancies accurately, efficiently and consistently.
Demonstrates proper knowledge and skills in the operation of Pyxis as it relates to both nursing and pharmacy, e.g. narcotic handling and accountability, removing, returning and wasting medications, discrepancy resolution, refilling, loading/unloading, remote stock, drawer recovery, temporary patients, filing reports, etc
Demonstrates proficiency in using the Console to resolve problems, generate various reports, etc.
Uses good judgment and tends to emergency needs related to Pyxis, e.g. stock outs, nursing questions/complaints, drawer/machine failures, calling customer service etc. in an appropriate and efficient manner.
Maintains an adequate inventory levels and communicates with the buyer on routine and special procurement needs.
Ensures that medications are stored properly, rotates stock and checks for expiration dates.
Demonstrates proper knowledge and skills in the operation of Pyxis C2-Safe. e.g., remove & return meds, perform inventory, print reports.
Demonstrates proficiency in resolving discrepancies and resolving issues related to Pyxis C2-Safe.
Demonstrates proper knowledge & skills in the operation of Pyxis PARx.
Certification of technical schooling or training, California Pharmacy Technician License
Graduate from a technical school
AHMC Seton Medical Center has been serving the health care needs of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County since its founding as Mary’s Help Hospital in 1893.