Bon Secours Mercy Health Certified Pharmacy Technician Mercy Health St Vincent - Full Time in Toledo, Ohio
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Pharmacy Certified Technician
Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
Under general supervision, assist the pharmacist in processing of medication orders by selecting, assembling, and preparing medications to be dispensed for inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) services. The Certified Pharmacy Technician will have a variety of job responsibilities within the pharmacy that may encompass various activities.
Essential Job Functions
Assisting the pharmacist in preparation of medications for patients within an inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) service area. Functions include, accepting new written, faxed or electronic prescription orders from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent; accepting new verbal prescription orders for non-controlled drugs from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent as authorized by state law and responsible pharmacist authorization.
Entering information into and retrieving information from an electronic health record or prescription processing computer system. Ensuring the accurate charge and credit functions related to medication orders are processed for patient billing.
Preparing and affixing labels; stocking prescription drugs and retrieving those drugs from inventory locations; counting and pouring drugs into containers prior to dispensing by a pharmacist; performing non-sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia
Stocking automated drug dispensing cabinets, floor stock, and crash carts; Transport of medications by vehicle to off-site locations. Operating technology used for drug dispensing (robotics)
As permitted by state law/regulations: Accepting verbal refill authorizations for dangerous drugs that are not controlled substances from a prescriber or the prescriber's agent, so long as there is no change from the original prescription and clarifying prescriptions when no professional judgment is needed; Sending or receiving copies of non-controlled prescriptions (ie. Prescription transfers). Technician checking of associate technician work prior to dispensing.
Assisting in the education and precepting of new pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and participation in performance improvement activities.
Outpatient: Packaging and selling a prescription drug to a patient or patient representative and assisting with insurance claim processing. Performing diagnostic laboratory testing as defined in state laws/guidelines.
Inpatient/Home infusion: Performing sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia and infection-control procedures
Assist in maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Other functions as outlined, and in accordance with, respective State Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations.
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations .
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Infant (1-12 months)
Adults (18-64 years).
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
or foreign school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma
Preferred Education: Completion of ASHP/ACPE tech training program - or - pharmacy technician training via Armed Forces/Veterans Affairs - or respective state department approved career tech high school program
Licensure/Certification Required: ExCPT Certification provided by the National Health Career Association or Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification and registration with State Board of Pharmacy
Minimum Years and Type of Experience: Preferred Retail, Ambulatory, Outpatient, Hospital, Acute Care, or Home Infusion pharmacy experience, but not required
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Mathematics skills appropriate to complete common pharmacy calculations. Exhibit proficient use of common computer hardware and software applications .
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*
May have periods of constant interruptions.
* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%
Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%
Stoop, Kneel 1-33%
Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Use of Latex Gloves
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder ☒
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Reach above shoulder ☒
Exposure to dust/fumes
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity – near
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We’ll also reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
And much more
S cheduled Weekly Hours:
All (United States of America)
Pharmacy - St. Vincent
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