Assists pharmacists with daily pharmacy operations in a supportive role, under the pharmacistsâ™ direct supervision.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assists with accurate preparation, labeling, and dispensing of patient take-home and oral medications. Includes timely delivery of medications to nursing staff and patients.
Assists with order entry of take-home medications, electronic claims processing of prescriptions, and able to operate cash register to collect payments from patients.
Prepares and compounds sterile parenteral products including cytotoxic compounds using proper aseptic technique, assuring continuous quality control during preparation of admixtures. Performs required calculations and verification of doses.
Assists with drug purchasing and inventory management; communicates with drug vendors and suppliers for cost effective drug and material purchasing. Includes monitoring inventory for expired medications and assisting with return of expired drug products. Replenishes stock when drug inventory is low. Obtains office supplies when needed for pharmacy operations.
Assists with Quality Assurance monitoring programs including but not limited to temperature monitoring of pharmacy refrigerators and freezers, IV hood cleaning documentation, filling Nucleus stock, checking for expired medications, checking stock for recalled medications, updating the âœBorrow and Loanâ record books, checking Eye Wash stations, and filing prescriptions.
Participates in pharmacy continuing educational programs, seminars, and all required training and certifications to maintain job status and/ or pharmacy licensure as required by law.
Ensures update of educational reference material, answers telephone, assists customers at pharmacy counter/ door, and assists pharmacists with any requested pharmacy duties. Assists with keeping pharmacy neat, clean, and orderly.
Maintains current certification from PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board); some retail Pharmacy experience.
Pharmacy experience including IV admixture experience with demonstrated ability to ensure accurate drug dispensing.
Safe handling and preparation of cytotoxic and biohazard drugs.
Basic computer skills including typing.
Basic pharmacy skills.
Able to understand and follow complex written or verbal instructions.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to organize time and work independently.
Able to handle confidential material.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification; three or more years of experience in pharmacy operations, including IV admixtures and cytotoxic drug handling and general pharmacy experience.
Current Missouri and/or Illinois Pharmacy Technician License, as applicable by state of work location.Â Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
$16.17 - $23.47 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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