Pharmacy Runner

MedStar Health - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)3.8


Job Summary

MedStar Pharmacy is committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every patient, every time, at every touch point. All associates are accountable for their role in meeting patient experience standards. Responsible for assisting the Bedside Delivery Technician with medication deliveries to discharge patients a nd MedStar employees. This position is not involved in the dispensing process and duties are limited to d elivering medications, picking up hard copy prescriptions, and handling payment transactions. Responsibilities also include, maintaining the OTC area in the pharmacy, picking up McKesson orders from the inpatient pharmacy, delivering mail to the mail room, and restocking pharmacy supplies.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: 6 months of established work history or volunteer experience.


SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Cleans and straightens OTC shelves while maintaining plan-o-gram displays.

Collects payment for prescriptions, secures appropriate signatures for medication deliveries, and complies with all HIPAA requirements.

Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.

Delivers and receives ingoing and outgoing mail from the mail room.

Delivers prescriptions to MedStar employees throughout the hospital, or to inpatient for employee pickup.

Delivers prescriptions to patients’ nurse or provider. Hands prescriptions to patient’s nurse or provider in s ecure bag to be held in storage on the floor until patient is discharged.

Maintains the pickup bins in a neat and orderly fashion; files completed prescriptions alphabetically, combines bags of the same patients, and retrieves completed orders for pickup.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Picks up McKesson order from the inpatient pharmacy.

Restocks pharmacy supplies (vials, paper, labels, bags and bottles).

Retrieves hard copy prescriptions from around the hospital as requested, and brings them back to the p harmacy for processing.