Pharmacy Technician

DCH Health System
Job Description
The pharmacy technician assists pharmacists in providing medication to inpatients and outpatients of all ages and helps the pharmacist in any routine duties not requiring professional judgment.
  1. Helps process and deliver medication to all patient care areas in a timely and accurate manner.
  2. Accurately follows the assigned workflow for their work area during their shift.
  3. Assists with maintaining accurate inventory and participating in the efficient and economical use of supplies and resources.
  4. Systematically checks any assigned pharmacy stock areas for removal of outdated medication and cleanliness.
  5. Functions as a preceptor when assigned to train newly-hired Pharmacy Technicians in their new work areas.
  6. Answers and screens all incoming phone calls.
  7. Is able to perform mathematical processes of: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  8. Has a basic understanding of the metric system.
  9. Has working knowledge of all State and Federal laws and regulations affecting the practice of pharmacy.
  10. Maintains annual continuing education requirements as required by the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy.
  11. Must successfully demonstrate competency, proficiency and safety on annual competency assessments as developed by the Pharmacy Manager.
  12. Participates in performance improvement activities.
DCH Standards:
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, co-workers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
All other duties as assigned.
Anyone hired after 12/31/2019 must be a high school graduate or have the equivalent.
Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Alabama.
Must successfully receive their Pharmacy Technician Certification awarded by a certification group recognized by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists or the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy (e.g. the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technician (ExCPT) within 6 months for hire date.  Must be able to operate a computer, calculator and a telephone. transfer carts and other related pharmacy equipment.  Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
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