Pharmacy Technician

  • Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
  • 6565 Arlington Blvd, Suite 200 Falls Church Virginia 22042 United States
  • Posted: Feb 16, 2019
Full-time Allied Health

Job Description

Overview
 
Pediatric Specialists of Virginia's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders clinic is presently seeking a Pharmacy Technician to assist the Pharmacist in preparing and distributing medications to patients as well as performing designated technical functions to facilitate pharmacy operations.
 
Job Description
 
  • Receive written prescription or refill requests and verify that information is complete and accurate
  • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • Answer telephones, responding to questions or requests
  • Fill bottles with prescribed medications and type and affix labels
  • Assist customers by answering simple questions, locating items or referring them to the pharmacist for medication information
  • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled
  • Clean, and help maintain, equipment and work areas, and sterilize glassware according to prescribed methods
  • Establish and maintain patient profiles, including lists of medications taken by individual patients
  • Order, label, and count stock of medications, chemicals, and supplies, and enter inventory data into computer
  • Receive and store incoming supplies, verify quantities against invoices, and inform supervisors of stock needs and shortages
  • Transfer medication from vials to the appropriate number of sterile, disposable syringes, using aseptic techniques
  • Add measured drugs or nutrients to intravenous solutions under sterile conditions to prepare intravenous (IV) packs under pharmacist supervision
  • Supply and monitor robotic machines that dispense medicine into containers, and label the containers
  • Prepare and process medical insurance claim forms and records
  • Mix pharmaceutical preparations according to written prescriptions
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
 
Minimum Qualifications Required
 
  • Certification as a pharmacy technician by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required
  • At least six months of retail or hospital experience or a diploma from an approved pharmacy technician training program
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with both internal and external departmental contacts
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • All employees must pass an employment TB, drug and physical exam
Physical Demands of Position
 
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and talk or hear; and type on a keyboard.   He/she may be required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and climb or balance. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, and distance vision and ability to adjust focus.