Certified Pharmacy Technician
Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 1, 2021
- Purpose of Job
- Assists pharmacist in performing functions which do not require
the exercise of professional judgment.
- Job Requirements
- High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.)
- Registration with the State of Nebraska DHHS as a Pharmacy
Technician prior to start date.
- Age (per State of Nebraska) at least 18 years of age with no
current drug or alcohol addiction/convictions of any drug related
misdemeanor or felony.
- Some experience in a hospital pharmacy preferred.
- Registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy
Technician (RPHT) at the start of employment required.
- Certified by the national pharmacy technician certification
program (CPHT) within 12 months of state registration
- Basic mathematical calculations, reading directions, basic
keyboarding, manual dexterity and verbal communication.
- Skilled in promoting positive relations when interacting with
patients or other customers.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
- Physical Activity
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Distinguish colors
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Job Hazards
- Not Related:
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat
Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
- Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared
and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or
- Rare (1-33%):
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
- Occasionally (34%-66%):
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses)
(Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors,
outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Essential Job Functions
- Essential Functions I
- Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients,
visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
- Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
- Introduces self by name.
- Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
- Addresses patients and others by surname.
- Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
- Knows and demonstrates the Standards of Compassionate Service
- Computer input.
- Enters charges and credits into computer system.
- Omnicell Fill.
- Pulls medications and delivers stock appropriately to automated
dispensing machine (ADM) and accurately to prevent medication
variances and outdated stock.
- Recordkeeping and distribution of controlled substances.
- Understands and properly carries out procedures for
distribution, storage, charging, reconciling and recordkeeping of
controlled substances in ADM and Non-ADM transactions.
- Preparation of intravenous admixtures and solutions.
- Understands and carries out proper procedures to maintain
infection control and aseptic technique in the preparation of
intravenous and irrigation solutions according to USP 797
- Calculates correct amount of additive(s) and avoids
- Completes annual Media Fill test.
- Maintaining work area for preparation of IV solutions.
- Follows procedure for proper USP 797 cleaning of Biological
Safety Cabinets and documentation of cleaning.
- Maintains stock in IV room including additives and non-billable
supplies with an awareness for back-up stock.
- Handling and ordering stock.
- Accurately order, check-in, price, and place into stock orders
from various suppliers.
- Packaging drug products and label preparation.
- Follows proper procedure for packaging extemporaneous unit dose
products, pre-packaging high volume drugs not available in unit
dose, and preparing other extemporaneous labels according to
standardized labeling policy.
- Answering telephone.
- Follows policy for handling incoming and outgoing telephone
calls, handling all calls in a professional and courteous manner
and referring callers to a pharmacist when needed.
- Medication Reconciliation.
- Interview patients and/or their families for the purpose of
compiling an accurate and complete list of prescription,
over-the-counter and herbal medications the patient was taking
before admission to the hospital as well as verify patient's last
doses, allergy information and preferred pharmacy.
- Contact patient's physician's office and/or pharmacy for the
purpose of compiling an accurate and complete list of patient's
prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal medications.
- Nursing unit and/or floor inspections.
- Follows proper procedure for monthly nursing unit and/or floor
inspection and checking for outdated drugs in ADM, code carts and
- Completes inspections by the 20th of the month.
- Filling Non-ADM medications for patients.
- Follows proper procedure for filling as needed and scheduled
medications for patients if not stocked in ADM.
- Delivers these medications to the appropriate place in the
- Will consult Pharmacist for items that should be loaded in
- Restocking Pharmacy from back-up stock.
- Follows proper procedure for restocking Pharmacy from supplies
in Pharmacy back-up stock in a timely manner.
- Training and orientation of new employees.
- Participates in the training and/or orientation of new pharmacy
- Essential Functions II
- Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as
mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as
directed by management.
- Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values,
Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company
- Other duties as assigned.
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