AHMC Healthcare

  • Pharmacy Technician

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2019 7:14 PM)
    Location : Location
    US-CA-San Gabriel
  • Overview

    Under the direct supervision and control of a Registered Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician performs packaging, manipulative, repetitive, or other non-discretionary tasks related to the processing of a prescription or medication order in a pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician does not perform duties restricted to a Registered Pharmacist.


    ·       Has a good understanding of policies/procedures, or knows where to find the appropriate


    ·       Participates in the inservicing and training of new associates.

    ·       Performs mathematical calculations accurately, as demonstrated by successfully passing the

            IV quiz with at least 70% accuracy.

    ·       Notes low inventory levels on storeroom requisition order.

    ·       Records proper disposition of toxic wastes and hazardous chemicals.

    ·       Notifies pharmacist of discrepancies.

    ·       Initials labels of all extemporaneously prepared products (IVs, orals, irrigations) and records

            such preparations appropriately in the proper log.

    ·       Fills physician orders accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner.

    ·       Orders/maintains stock appropriately.

    ·       Utilizes time efficiently and effectively.

    ·       Performs floorstock inspections appropriately.

    ·       Exchanges patient cassettes accurately and on time.

    ·       Fills medication cassettes accurately and within the period of the work shift.

    ·       Performs IVPB/LVP rounds diligently/completely/accurately.

    ·       Prepares/labels IV fluids accurately and in a timely manner.

    ·       Maintains a good working knowledge of the preparation of sterile products as it relates to

            proper aseptic technique, reconstitution, dilutents and volumes, expiration dates and


    ·       Minimizes wastage of IVs by recycling viable medications that are returned to Pharmacy;

            following up on discontinued IVs, discharges and expirations of patients; and preparing

            medication accurately and properly the first time.

    ·       Documents appropriately on medication fill lists.

    ·       Records cleansing dates/times of laminar flow hoods.

    ·       Discards wasted medications, glass items, needles and syringes appropriately.

    ·       Adheres to the recommended safety and department policies/procedures when preparing


    ·       Prepares outpatient prescriptions for pharmacist checking.

    ·       Establishes work priorities to ensure all assignments completed on time.

    ·       Demonstrates a high degree of flexibility and cooperation in day to day operations.

    ·       Inputs billing data of patients into computer accurately and in a timely manner (within 48


    ·       Makes appropriate adjustments (i.e., charges/credits) into the computer, when necessary.

    ·       Bills physicians accurately and properly.

    ·       File Controlled Substances Record Sheets properly and in a timely manner.

    ·       Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner.

    ·       Notifies Director of Pharmacy of any problems/discrepancies relating to billing (e.g., late

            charges, need for new charge codes, lack of patient information for billing, etc.).

    ·       Repackages and labels oral bulk products to unit dose in a timely and accurate manner and

            maintains appropriate documentation of such.

    ·       Maintains adequate inventory levels for the departments for Pharmacy, Laboratory,

            Respiratory Care.

    ·       Prevents stock-outs, particularly of commonly used items.

    ·       Notifies Purchasing Coordinator of any items that are low in stock, or of and items that are


    ·       Checks for expiration dates on medications and removes out-of-date medications.

    ·       Ensures that outdated and damaged drugs are disposed of appropriately.

    ·       Ensures that all medications, chemicals, agents and supplies are stored properly.

    ·       Receives supplies from vendors and assures that invoices/packing slips match supplies                  received.


    • Must be a graduate of an accredited pharmacy technician program or equivalent
    • Registration with California State Board of Pharmacy (required).
    • Previous hospital pharmacy experience (preferred).
    • Able to perform basic mathematical calculations.
    • Familiar with computers.


    San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

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