FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Coordinator, the Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacist in performing pharmacy related duties as necessary, including preparation of medications, inventory, etc. The Pharmacy Technician must perform order entry with 100% accuracy for patient medication orders and outpatient prescriptions, perform data entry of floor stock with 100% accuracy, retrieve medication orders from different assigned locations/areas and deliver medications on a predetermined schedule, assembles medications, orders and labels with 100% accuracy for the Pharmacist, fills patient medication drawers with 100% accuracy under the supervision of the Pharmacist, assists the Pharmacist in maintenance of records of controlled drugs, checks floor stock daily and replenishes it with 100% accuracy, orders, maintains, enters IV solutions at a predetermined level with 100% accuracy, checks and removes all outdated medications from usable pharmacy and departmental stocks on a monthly basis, as stock is removed from shelves, must ascertain if a particular stock should be ordered and enters such accordingly, checks in orders, places into stock and puts costs into the computer according to policies and checks orders against invoices and must abide by all pharmacy and hospital policies and procedures.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Eligibility for obtaining the State Pharmacy registration for Technicians.
Experience: At least one year experience in a pharmacy, preferred.
Licensure, Registration, Certification: Eligible for obtaining State Pharmacy registration for Technicians.
Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Considerable mental concentration required for long periods of time. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from the floor and overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.
Working Conditions: Exposure to infectious materials and other hazardous conditions. Frequent interruptions. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and stressful situations.
Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.
Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.
Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.
Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.