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Senior Pharmacy Technician

Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities C=Competent N=Needs Improvement* 1. Refills Pyxis Medstations with unit dosages from medication profiles with 95% accuracy and delivers meds to patient units or Pyxis Medstations. 2. Performs routine scheduled rounds to nursing units to deliver and pick up new medication orders and intravenous admixtures. a. Completes rounds every hour, Sunday through Saturday. b. Completes rounds, in a timely manner, within fifteen minutes. 3. Receives, interprets, and fills all copies of medication orders from doctors' order sheet. 4. Inventories medications on patient units in medication rooms, fills the orders, and initiates appropriate charges. 5. Fills and dispenses pharmaceutical orders for outpatient clinics and other hospital departments with a 95% accuracy rate. 6. Compounds prescriptions and bulk stock solutions. 7. Prepackages bulk medications into unit dose packaging for dispensing to patients. 8. Performs daily Pyxis QA checks and completes Pyxis QA reports. 9. Reviews doctors' order book for incomplete medication orders. 10. Takes inventory and maintains pharmacy stock in work areas. 11. Processes daily patient charges and files accordingly. 12. Assures general cleanliness and appearance of the unit dose pharmacy area. 13. Ensures quality standards for the department. 14. Prepares the sterile products room for its daily use. 15. Sorts intravenous labels and assures enough intravenous drugs are available for daily operations. 16. Prepares total parenteral nutrition solutions, intravenous admixtures, and irrigating solutions within a 95% accuracy rate. 17. Reconstitutes, prepares, and labels all injections required for inpatient dispensing. 18. Prepares specialty sterile solutions as required. 19. Reconstitutes antibiotics in bulk to be frozen and dispensed daily. 20. Performs calculations for volumes of admixtures. 21. Checks all orders for completeness, accuracy, and incompatibility. 22. Instructs new technicians and pharmacists in the techniques and procedures used in the sterile products area. 23. Ensures adequate stock of sterile equipment, pharmaceutical equipment, and pharmaceuticals. 24. Prepares extemporaneous pharmaceuticals, both sterile and nonsterile, determined by the pharmacist in response to current needs in the patient care areas. 25. Analyzes various systems the technicians are responsible for, and recommends modifications and improvements. 26. Assists with the development and implementation of new programs. 27. Ensures quality standards and regulates routine work production in specific assigned areas. 28. Assists the pharmacist with the handling of telephone calls concerning missing medications, incompatibility information, and technical pharmacy information. 29. Trains and orients new technicians to departmental standards, policies and reviews, and procedures. 30. Checks the accuracy of the technical, nonjudgmental work of other technicians and new technicians prior to the dispensing of medications.

Employment Type

Full-Time

Hours

36 hrs.

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