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Tidelands Health Pharmacy Technician (Non-Certified) - Waccamaw Community Hospital (Murrells Inlet, SC) in Myrtle Beach Area, South Carolina

Position Summary: Under the supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician fills medication orders, prepackages, compounds pharmaceuticals, refills & loads Pyxis & supplies, delivers medications, assists in managing Pyxis maintenance, troubleshooting, and optimization of Pyxis inventory levels, assists in PI/QA, assists with USP 797 compliance, involved in departmental projects, and performs various clerical duties as assigned. The Pharmacy Tech agrees to support the goals, objectives, and proper function of the department and the hospital in order to provide positive patient outcomes while maintaining patient confidentiality. The Pharmacy Tech will comply with the policies, laws, regulations, and standards that govern the practice of pharmacy as well as those of the hospital. The Pharmacy Tech will maintain an appropriate level of competency in order to perform the job duties as required by the department, the hospital and any regulatory agencies.

Summary of Primary Functions

  • Attention to detail with high speed efficiency and accuracy.

  • Proficiency in calculations.

  • Fills medication orders for inpatient/outpatient areas, clinics, etc.

  • Compounds, labels, and repackages medications under the supervision of pharmacist.

  • Loads & Refills Pyxis Medstations. Works toward optimal inventory levels-max/min

  • Assists pharmacist in processing controlled substances requisitions and associated documentation and filing required and utilization of Pyxis CII Safe.

  • Delivers supplies to patient units and ancillary areas as needed.

  • Answers telephones and responds to questions and problems as authorized.

  • Performs clerical and billing duties as assigned. Maintains logs and filing systems

  • Orders medications/supplies from suppliers as assigned, types P.O.s, and checks orders on receiving.

  • Removes expired or soon to expire drugs from inventory and re-orders as necessary.

  • USP 797 Compliant

  • Completes pharmacy quality improvement assignments.

  • Attends annual orientation and other in-services as required by pharmacy and GHS. Completes and passes periodic competency tests as required by the department, the hospital or regulatory agencies.

  • Maintains continuing education credits as required by Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, the Board of Pharmacy, and any other regulatory agencies.

  • Performs other functions as required or as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School graduate or equivalent with strong math/algebra, reading comprehension, typing and computer entry skills.

  • Specialized training in an accredited pharmacy Technician program is preferred.

Experience:

  • Must maintain an appropriate level of competency in order to perform the job duties as required by the department, the hospital and any regulatory agencies.

  • Strong knowledge of medications, required.

  • Hospital pharmacy experience, preferred.

License/Certification:

  • Must be registered as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern with SCLLR Board of Pharmacy.

Skills:

  • Ability to work cooperatively with health-system and pharmacy staffs.

  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

  • Ability to set priorities, makes decisions, and responds quickly to emergency requests.

  • Ability to assist the pharmacist in meeting the pharmaceutical needs of neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Good human relations and oral/written communication skills required.

Other:

  • Minimum of 40 hours per week for full-time status based on the needs of the department; occasionally subjected to irregular hours or days.

Physical Requirements: Light-Medium Physical Agility Test (PAT) Rating

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Occupational Hazard:

  • Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances, including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs, and cleaning solutions.

• Potential for exposure to sharp instruments. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used. Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials is negligible.

Job ID: 2020-8242

Shift: Rotating

External Company Name: Tidelands Health

External Company URL: http://www.tidelandshealth.org/

Street: 4070 Hwy 17 Bypass

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