Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

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Senior pharmacy technician provides first line screening for medication order errors, drug or allergy contraindications, and processing non-formulary drug requests.

Senior Pharmacy Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

In-depth knowledge of specialty injectable prescription drugs, disease states, health plan formulary management techniques, medical terminology and current diagnostic and reimbursement coding (J/Q codes, ICD-9, CMS 1500)
Provide customer service by triaging requests according to priority
Research medication order issues and facilitate their resolution by providing exceptional customer service support
Direct to appropriate team member to ensure best service possible
Obtain information, explain available products or services
Review orders for completeness and fax back orders to customers as needed
Create and maintain accurate customer records
Maintain required documentation for tracking and researching orders
Communicate with pharmacy field staff via email, phone or fax regarding patient changes received from facilities
Understand Medicare Policy and Co-Pay requirements/guidelines

Senior Pharmacy Technician Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Senior Pharmacy Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PTCB

Education for Senior Pharmacy Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the senior pharmacy technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy Technician, Education, Associates, Health Care, Pharmacy, Business, Nursing, Healthcare, Management, Life Science

Skills for Senior Pharmacy Technician

Desired skills for senior pharmacy technician include:

Company asset protection techniques
Damaged goods involving Rx drugs
Files claims for warehouse overages
Order errors
Store inventory control
Basic drug terminology
Pharmaceutical calculations
Drug use and aseptic technique
GDP and cGMP
Disease states

Desired experience for senior pharmacy technician includes:

Coordinate/manage “STAT” order process (check e-kit stock list and fax back to customer)
Assist team members/department as needed in order to meet workflow deadlines and/or complete miscellaneous projects
Prep for the day
Oversee the Boots pharmacy team in delivering the technical aspects of the pharmacy services to Gatwick IRC’s, ensuring that the commissioned service is delivered
To ensure a full audit trail of medicines is maintained at all times
Ensure the timely ordering of stock medication for Gatwick IRC’s from wholesalers, and including controlled drugs and ensuring full stock control systems are in place

Senior Pharmacy Technician Examples

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Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior 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 senior pharmacy technician
  • Assist the Healthcare Team with the delivery and implementation of the medicines administration procedures at the Gatwick IRC’s
  • Carry out Medicines Use Reviews with residents, supporting residents in accessing advice from a pharmacist when necessary or requested
  • Deal appropriately with requests for potentially sensitive, drug related information, from other secure establishments, GPs, and substance misuse clinics
  • You will prep for the day by setting up the totes
  • You will fill daily drug orders accurately and efficiently in a timely manner, under the supervision of a pharmacist
  • You will assist in processing returned drugs and recycle/dispose per procedure
  • You will review facility pre-list and prepare 30 day cards with the appropriate drug for fulfillment
  • You will package materials and products manually
  • You will ensure the correct packing materials are available at packing station
  • You will check the packing list for accuracy
Qualifications for senior pharmacy technician
  • You will coordinate the deliveries
  • You will be responsible for shipping UPS order
  • Accurately and responsibly operate production equipment to include, but not limited to, changing labels, cleaning printers, monitoring production equipment, restocking materials
  • Previous sterile compounding experience and USP 797 knowledge is strongly preferred
  • Ability to work 10-hour shifts, Monday-Thursday, and a willingness to work a modified schedule to accommodate heavy work volumes, as needed
  • Two –three years Pharmacy Technician experience
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Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a senior pharmacy technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior pharmacy technician
  • Be responsible for all inventory management related job functions
  • Assist during the Annual Capital Inventory
  • Troubleshoot any issues with the Main Pharmacy Perpetual Inventory System
  • Assist the pharmacist with the practice of pharmacy in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations,HIPAA guidelines, corporate/departmental policies and procedures by accurately interpreting healthcare provider’s prescription orders, entering into the core pharmacy system
  • Actively participates in the professional growth and development of new employees, students, and Resident (s)
  • Assist in training other Pharmacy Technicians in determining their ability to function in ALL areas of the Pharmacy department
  • Demonstrate competency in performing high skill level activities in multiple areas such as sterile products/IV admixtures, controlled substances, robot operation, packaging operations, and operating room
  • Perform and document regular cleaning and maintenance activities of ALL areas
  • Provide direction and leadership for ALL technical aspects associated with medication preparation in the pharmacy department
  • Consistently has the ability to work and instruct in the Sterile Product area preparing cytotoxic and hazardous drugs
Qualifications for senior pharmacy technician
  • Pharmacy Technician per state guidelines
  • Completion of a Pharmacy Technician Certification Program with externship
  • Current PTCB, NCCT or ExCPT Certificate
  • PBM, managed care, hospital pharmacy, LTC pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, and/or retail pharmacy experience preferred
  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent or Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program is required
  • Three years of previous pharmacy technician experience is required
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Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior 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 senior pharmacy technician
  • Demonstrate competency in performing high skill level activities in pharmacy areas such as sterile products/IV admixtures, controlled substances, robot operation, packaging operations, and operating room
  • To deliver professional advice and support to members of the prison healthcare team and patients regarding their medicines and general health education so they are appropriately informed whilst working within their level of competency
  • Assist in the provision of an efficient dispensing service, including use of pharmacy computer system for stock control and issue costings, further using the separate NOMS and Clinical systems to ensure effective provision of service for transfers and release
  • To perform and/or assist the pharmacist with medicines reconciliation and use reviews when required by the service
  • To assess a prescription prior to dispensing, supply or administration of medication to ensure it is correct, clinically appropriate and legal
  • To know own limitations and when to refer to another healthcare professional
  • To carry out the duties of an accredited checking technician confirm the dispensing accuracy of any prescription previously screened/approved by a registered pharmacist in accordance with national standards and guideline
  • Assesses patients own drugs
  • Assist in providing assurance of medicines safety and security within G4SH in line with RPS standards for medicines optimisation in secure settings (Edition 2) Develop, implement and monitor standards of service for the medicines administration points/medicines rooms, and medicines management services on the prisoner wings
  • Manage technical (pharmacy technicians, dispensers and assistants) staff at HMP Parc and undertake staff EDRs (appraisals) as directed by the Senior Pharmacist
Qualifications for senior pharmacy technician
  • Three years of previous pharmacy technician experience
  • Ensure the cost-effective use of resources and minimise wastage
  • Provide medicines advice to GPs and nursing team on administration and management of medicines
  • Issue medication (sales, prescriptions and discretionary medicines under protocols) and administer non-in possession medicines to patients in accordance with a written prescription or the written directions of a prescriber
  • Identify and address actual and potential dispensing errors, notifying senior staff, as appropriate
  • Attend meetings as required within HMP Altcourse particularly the Medicines Management meetings and Management Team (deputise for senior pharmacist as required)
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Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a senior 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 senior pharmacy technician
  • Assist in the investigation and resolution of missing medications or other medication use issues
  • Proficiency in Pharmacy computerized systems and software applications, MS Office Product Suite
  • Minimum of 2 years dispensing or retail experience required, or equivalent internal training will be substituted
  • Ability to identify and trouble-shoot problematic issues
  • Manage technical (pharmacy technicians, dispensers and assistants) staff at HMP Rye Hill and undertake staff EDRs (appraisals) as directed by the Senior Pharmacist
  • Attend meetings as required within HMP Rye Hill particularly the Medicines Management meetings and Management Team (deputise for senior pharmacist as required)
  • Refill prescriptions and prepare delivery tickets
  • Pull medications / supplies
  • Prepare products for delivery
  • Inventory and equipment management
Qualifications for senior pharmacy technician
  • Current and unrestricted registered pharmacy technician
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a pharmacy technician
  • PTCB certification (except in Puerto Rico)
  • One year of work experience as a pharmacy technician in a retail or hospital setting
  • Prefer basic math skills (counting, measuring and weighing medications)
  • Certified Pharm Tech & TN License
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Senior Pharmacy Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of senior 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 senior pharmacy technician
  • Records invoices in department inventory control/invoice record book
  • Assist in inventory control and ordering functions
  • Assist in scheduling and training of employees as directed by the pharmacy manager
  • Assist in the preparation and dispensing of medications, supplies and equipment
  • Prepare prescription drug therapy for patients in an accurate and timely fashion in accordance with all legal requirements and policies
  • Receive prescriptions from patients and gather customer information
  • Assist in the maintenance of pharmacy to reflect a clean, well-stocked condition
  • Answer phone calls and direct to pharmacist as appropriate
  • Meets all role-related and age-specific competencies
  • Sterile Products Compounding
Qualifications for senior pharmacy technician
  • Ability to be detail oriented and organized, work in fast paced, production environment, and work a flexible schedule based on business needs
  • High School Diploma or GED Certification with two (2) years successful hospital pharmacy technician experience
  • IV experience, chemotherapy highly desired
  • Pharmacy Technician PTCB Certification required
  • Successful completion of a technician training course and demonstrated math and computer skills
  • Two years of relevant pharmacy technician or experience is preferred

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