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Commonwealth Health Corporation Pharmacy Technician III in Bowling Green, Kentucky

  • Position Summary

  • Provides distributive pharmacy services under supervision of pharmacists by delivering quality and cost effective drug therapy to patients.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Work Experience

  • Equivalent of one year of full time (2,080 cumulative hours) Certified Pharmacy Technician experience at Med Center Health.

  • Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

  • Certifications/Licensure

  • National pharmacy technician certification.

  • Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician by the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of hire/placement.

  • Job Specific Performance Standards

  • The duties listed below are a summary of the major essential functions of this position. The position may require other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned, and specific functions may change from time to time.

  • Performs unit dose drug distribution throughout the facility, including the preparation of daily patient drug supply and performing labeling function accurately and efficiently.

  • Prepares intravenous admixtures, including maintaining sterile technique at all times and accurately performs pharmacy math calculations.

  • Makes rounds on patients receiving IV medications to check appropriateness of fluids, length of therapy, and changes in treatment.

  • Develops and assists in tools that will be of assistance to others in the manufacture of IV fluids. Monitors IV fluid usage for purchasing reasons.

  • Prepares non-sterile extemporaneous compounds and accurately documents compounding.

  • Maintains records of controlled substances.

  • Performs timely delivery of drugs and solutions to patient care units.

  • Uses the computer system appropriately for debits, credits, reschedules, floor stock, and prescription functions.

  • Prepares drug orders for dispensing through the outpatient system.

  • Performs manipulation of inventory for accurate rotation of stock, distribution to the floors via MCKESSON ACUDOSE CABINET, and repackaging functions.

  • Demonstrates the ability to identify and address the needs of different patient age groups and to effectively communicate with those patients.

  • Maintains current national pharmacy technician certification.

  • Maintains a neat, clean work environment.

  • Follows safety and infection control policies of the pharmacy and other hospital and department policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and proper use of equipment necessary to perform job function.

  • Assists in the orientation of new personnel and students.