The Pharmacy Technician (PT) under the supervision of a pharmacist will assist in the preparation of medications according to professional standards of practice. The PT will prepare medications, pharmaceutical supplies, IV’s and irrigating solutions using aseptic technique within the laminar air flow hood. The PT will perform computer order entry, type labels, file prescriptions and physician order sheets, pick up orders and deliver medications to various nursing stations, remove out dated medications, and will maintain proper levels of floor stock. This may involve completing inventory, stocking, cleaning and ordering medications. The PT will post medication charges and credits in various computer systems based upon charge sheets completed by nursing and other departments.The PT must be willing to coordinate alternate housing within the facility in advance of shifts when inclement weather potential threatens the ability to get to the facility. The PT may be required to report back to work during any emergency situation i.e. mass casualty, internal disaster, etc.
All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.Education:
High school diploma required.
Previous pharmacy experience preferred.
Registered with the SC Board of Pharmacy required.
Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Strong PC skills required.
Strong verbal communication skills required.
Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable.
Prolonged standing and walking required.
Light-Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; frequently to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 15 to 20 pounds of force occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 5 to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 5 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.