Pharmacy Tech Full Time

Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under general supervision of a pharmacist or supervisor and according to established policies and procedures, prepares and distributes medications and IV solutions, fills medication carts, maintains pharmacy and patient care drug stock, records and charges medications to the correct patient or location, and performs other related duties. Supports the pharmacists in meeting the pharmaceutical needs of patients. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Fills and exchanges patient medication cassettes. Fills new medication orders based on labels generated by a pharmacist.. Prepares medications and unit of use (unit-dose) doses as necessary. Prepares solutions, ointments, and other compounds as needed. Delivers medications to appropriate areas in a timely manner. Maintains all required records and documents. 2. Maintains drug stock in pharmacy and patient care areas. Fills and delivers items as requisitioned. Delivers medications according to Pyxis usage reports and state regulations. Makes appropriate charges for all floors, units, and/or departments. Generates all required reports and fill sheets on a timely basis. Fills and exchanges medications for code carts. Maintains all required records and documents. Maintains a neat and clean environment in all medication storage areas. 3. Runs update lists for IV orders and aseptically prepares IV solutions for inpatient and outpatient areas, using proper aseptic technique. Properly labels all solutions. Prepares and labels bulk IV's. Cleans the IV hoods. Adheres to OSHA guidelines and safety procedures. Prepares chemotherapy drugs. Proper usage of computerized machinery used in compounding and formulating pharmaceutical products. Maintains a workflow ensuring proper and timely delivery of drug doses. Maintains all required records and documents. 4. Performs and documents assigned monthly unit inspections, including checking of code carts. 5. Assists in the purchasing functions, including maintaining adequate and proper inventory, ordering, storage, and receiving of medications and supplies. Assists in maintaining all required records and documents. 6. Communicates to pharmacists and/or pharmacy manager on matters requiring their attention.

Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent. Basic mathematical skills. Attention to detail. Ability to handle and prioritize high work volume and multiple tasks. Hospital and/or pharmacy technician experience preferred.

Category: Pharmacy

Primary Location: Framingham, MA

Hospital/Facility: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital

Shift Type: Rotate