Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

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Inpatient pharmacy technician provides initial clinical screening and monitors drug therapy regimens for contraindications, therapeutic duplication, drug – drug interactions, drug-food interactions, allergies, appropriateness of drug / dose, renal dosing adjustment, and IV compatibility.

Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Inventory – Maintains accurate and appropriate inventories of medications and supplies
Regulatory compliance – Maintains a safe and clean work area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
Communication and teamwork – Communicates with other caregivers and patients in an effective and positive manner
Delivers controlled substances and other medications to nursing units' automated medication dispensing cabinets (ADC)
Prepares medications and subsequently loads and unloads medication into ADC with appropriate bar code scanning
Supports the drug inventory process including rotation and restocking of drug dispensing areas with drugs and supplies needed to process patient medication orders
Answers phones according to established phone etiquette and directs calls to the proper personnel
Fills controlled substance orders and reconciles all discrepancies on a daily basis
Prepares and packages chemotherapy medications and other medications requiring special handling for subsequent administration to patients under the supervision of the pharmacist
Maintains all necessary paperwork, legal documents, and records for all medications, including chemotherapy prepared for administration

Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PTCB, BLS, II

Education for Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the inpatient pharmacy technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Education, Department of Education, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Associates, Business, Science, Communication, Math, Computer

Skills for Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

Desired skills for inpatient pharmacy technician include:

& advises appropriate licensed personnel of discrepancies
Chemical drug names & approved therapeutic equivalents
Generic
Reviews medication administration record for appropriateness
Trade
Aseptic technique and ability to prepare sterile IV products
Current drug forms
Federal and sate laws and regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical services
Generic and trade name traditional and current equivalents
Strengths

Desired experience for inpatient pharmacy technician includes:

Operates the unit dose packaging machine in an accurate and efficient manner
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to St
Support the practice of pharmacy
Perform drug distribution, record keeping, and clerical activities under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist
Current license to practice as a pharmacy technician in the State of Washington
Assist licensed pharmacists to formulate, label and dispense medications and other health care products

Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Examples

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Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of inpatient pharmacy technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Collect & verify patient medication histories
  • Perform routine pharmacy work that may include inventory, sterilization and maintaining patient records
  • Deliver medications to nursing units, clinics and procedural areas
  • Interact with professional and technical staff customers in a friendly and courteous manner
  • Maintains cleanliness and aseptic technique while following established departmental compounding practices and procedures when mixing intravenous admixtures including IVPBs, large volume parenterals, and total parenteral nutrition, if necessary
  • Determines when phone calls or emergency situations need to be referred to a pharmacist
  • Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to ensure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management
  • Assist licensed pharmacists to formulate, label and dispense medications and other health care products in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Fills and dispenses unit dose, IV Admixtures, and/or chemotherapeutic medications under the direction of pharmacists
  • Resolves aspects of specialty pharmacy insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM), and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) and communicates with payors and advises patients or physician of results as needed
Qualifications for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • 2+ years experience as a Pharmacy Technician in an Inpatient Pharmacy/acute care setting
  • Must be a Registered Technician with the State of Georgia by
  • Basic computer data entry skills required and typing approximately 30 wpm
  • Six months of hospital experience preferred
  • Proficient knowledge of computers, automated dispensing cabinets, calculators, various computerized and mechanical devices necessary for product preparation and dispensing (e.g., scales, micromix, strip packer, web site resources, general compounding, laminar air flow hoods, biological safety cabinets, ) preferred
  • Minimum six months related experience, hospital experience preferred
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Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of inpatient pharmacy technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Builds positive working relationships and communicates with other caregivers and patients in an effective and positive manner
  • Work directly with clinical pharmacists in managing provider refill requests from multiple pathways
  • Accurately enter refill orders in the Electronic Health Record (EHR), with high accuracy
  • Manage inbound patient communications
  • Perform routine functions assisting the pharmacist in collecting and verifying patient medication histories and accurately maintaining patient records
  • Various additional tasks to support pharmacist and providers
  • Operate a variety of equipment including computerized systems
  • Follow safety and infection control standards
  • Communicate effectively with others including to be able to follow instructions
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient and employer information
Qualifications for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Minimum of one year of pharmacy technician experience
  • Possesses effective computer and keyboarding skills
  • Able to use email to communicate with other members of the department including pharmacy management
  • A team oriented colleague that is detail oriented and passionate about medication and patient safety
  • Quality initiatives
  • Completion of approved pharmacy technician training program
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Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of inpatient pharmacy technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Implement and monitor staffing to meet the productivity targets for the unit
  • Insure recordkeeping and business process are adhered to
  • Insures proper control of inventory to insure availability of product and minimization of capital holding costs
  • Effectively lead the technicians to achieve best practices
  • Insure compliance with JCAHO, State and Federal regulatory agencies and
  • PEMC standards and policies
  • Perform duties relating to the filling and dispensing of unit dose and stock medications from the pharmacy to the nursing units and other ancillary departments in a prompt accurate manner
  • Fill/dispense oral and IV medications, triaging patient orders and maintaining the integrity of the Pyxis Profile System
  • These two openings will help to cover vacations, night shifts, and time off or leave of absence coverage for our pharmacy
  • Comply with all applicable company policies, procedures, and patient protocols
Qualifications for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Previous practical experience in a hospital and/or retail pharmacy
  • One year of pharmacy technician experience and/or certified as a pharmacy technician
  • Minimum six months related pharmacy experience
  • Experience dealing with 3rd party insurance and prior authorization process preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of pharmacy tech experience
  • IV sterile compounding experience preferred
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Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of inpatient pharmacy technician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Prepares daily bank deposits, updates pharmacy records, and distributes appropriate reports to accounting
  • Verifies prescription information – determines accuracy of the prescription based upon information provided, obtains the correct pre-made medications, and ensures that medications are delivered to the patient in a timely manner
  • Monitors inventory levels at respective site
  • Performs monthly inspections as a quality assurance measure and communicate any immediate problems to a supervisor for correction
  • Interacts with staff members and completes other duties as assigned by pharmacists or supervisor
  • Utilizes proper telephone etiquette including providing identification upon answering the telephone
  • Employs courtesy and uses constructive communication with pharmacy, customers, and hospital staff
  • Direct the work of interns, students, and pharmacy technicians in the Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Direct the workflow of the pharmacy to ensure timely medication delivery
  • Coordinate and conduct the instruction and training of pharmacy technicians regarding technical and distributive functions in the Inpatient Pharmacy
Qualifications for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Four (4) plus year’s previous practical experience as a pharmacy technician
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite of applications
  • Ability to work in a large team environment and manage multiple tasks as required
  • Current licensure with the State Board of Pharmacy
  • Previous practical experience in a hospital pharmacy
  • Registered with WA State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician
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Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an inpatient pharmacy technician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental policies
  • In coordination with the Technician Manager, ensure that policies and procedures are followed
  • In coordination with the Technician Manager, ensure compliance with all pharmacy laws and regulations
  • Ensure all IV clean room equipment and activities are recorded and documented according to all applicable laws and regulations
  • Perform the duties of a Pharmacy Technician 1 and 2
  • Maintain effective communications with Inpatient Pharmacy staff, the administrative staff of the Department of Pharmacy, and other departments in the Medical Center
  • Off-line time is allowed for completion of the above tasks, subject to revision as workload demands change
  • Prepare orders and maintain inventory for the pharmacy department
  • Demonstrate ability to use multiple computer systems
  • Fills medication carts daily
Qualifications for inpatient pharmacy technician
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective teamwork principles to change behaviors and achieve buy-in from the retail employees
  • Inventory Management and Procurement
  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
  • Plan and Implements projects related to department goals
  • Current Illinois Registered Pharmacy technician
  • One year of Pharmacy Technician experience required

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