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The Pharmacy Tech, Ambulatory provides support for the registered pharmacist in the preparation and distribution of medications and works under the immediate personal supervision of a pharmacist in a retail and or ambulatory setting. Responsibilities include the filling of orders and maintenance of appropriate supply levels in filling areas.
A day in the life of a Pharmacy Technician, Ambulatory at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:
1. Prepares medication orders under the oversight of a registered pharmacist in a retail or ambulatory pharmacy setting.
2. Assists the pharmacist in the maintenance of adequate drug supplies in filling areas and gives notification regarding the need to reorder supplies.
3. Assures that the filling areas maintained in a neat and orderly manner.
4. Refers requests for drug information to a registered pharmacist.
5. Assists the pharmacist in maintaining the security of medication and supplies.
6. Provides appropriate documentation wherever and whenever required.
7. Assists in maintaining patient medication profiles and records.
8. Assists with receiving, filling and selling of prescriptions.
9. Checks stock for expired, unusable and excessive items.
10. Performs tasks associated with automated equipment and maintains appropriate records as designated.
11. Prepares medication compounds according to `recipe' once ingredients have been checked by the licensed pharmacist
12. During each work shift, all ambulatory pharmacy technicians must follow workload procedures directed by the pharmacist on duty
13. Assures accuracy and completeness of workflow processes. Ensure all entered orders are verified in a timely manner by the licensed pharmacist
14. Ensures all guests/patients receive safe care. Maintain a "safety first" work ethic. Report any medication errors or medication variances as required by policy
15. Assists in training new team members
16. Assists in managing pharmacy inventory levels including ordering, stocking, repackaging, pulling outdated or short-dated inventory, and return of medications for credit or destruction as required
17. Answers telephones in a timely manner and refer calls as necessary. The ambulatory pharmacy technician is the primary pharmacy representative for telephone contacts unless precluded by NJ Statutes limiting the authority of the registered pharmacy technician.(i.e. cannot accept 'new' prescription orders)
18. Ensures timely processing of prescription orders where renewal authorization is needed by initiating contact and follow-up with prescribing physician as required including processing of prescriptions requiring prior authorization or other third party-related issues
19. Maintains refrigerator logs and any and all other logs/reports including end-of-month processing required by the pharmacist in charge
20. Maintains the cleanliness of the pharmacy work area including work surfaces, dispensing machines, counting machines and all pharmaceutical grade manufacturing equipment
21. Assures sufficient quantities of supplies needed in the dispensing process are available including vials, bottles, labels, paper, toners, prescription pads
22. Ensures that completed prescriptions and any necessary documentation are filed according to established protocols
23. Pickup of prescriptions and delivery of completed prescription orders to patient care areas
24. Assists with Controlled Substance Audits and inventories as allowed
25. Attends to quality performance assignments
26. Assists ambulatory pharmacy department initiatives as needed
27. Lifts a minimum of 5 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 5 lbs. and stands a minimum of 4 hours a day.
28. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
1. High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:
1. Experience in a hospital, ambulatory or retail pharmacy setting preferred.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
1. Pharmacy Technician License.
Lifts a minimum of 5 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 5 lbs. and stands a minimum of 4 hours a day.
If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!