Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Under the supervision of the Pharmacy Manager performs a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and techniques.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 1. Rotate through all work areas of the pharmacy. 2. Transport medications, drug-delivery devices, and other pharmacy equipment from the pharmacy to nursing units and other departments as appropriate. 3. Pick up copy of physician orders, medication administration records and unused medications from nursing units and return them to the pharmacy.4. Refill pyxis machines in the appropriate areas as needed. 5. Prepare medications and supplies for dispensing, including: a. Preparing bulk medications;b. Assist pharmacist in entering medication orders into the computer system;c. Compounding specific intravenous mixtures as approved by pharmacist.d. Preparing labels as appropriate for medication administration.e. Prepare inventories, order drugs and supplies from the storeroom; receive drugs and stock shelves in various locations. 6. Assist with maintaining appropriate records regarding vaccine administration as require by the Department of Public Health.7. Assist with billing and charging of specific medications including IV preparations as appropriate.8. Assist with ensuring medications are appropriately stored including, but not limited to monitoring refrigerator temperatures in the appropriate areas.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (cont’d) 9. Assist with ensuring medications are checked for outdates on a rotating schedule and returning to the designated company.10. Perform monthly nursing unit inspections, maintain workload records, and collect quality assurance data. 11. Adheres to all policies and procedures of the pharmacy in a manner consistent with professional, ethical, and legal standards of good pharmacy practice.