Inpatient Pharmacy Technician -MV
Posted on: March 17, 2023
Job Summary: Under direction of a licensed pharmacist,
transcribes abbreviated and symbolized information from physicians
orders onto patient medication profile through manual and computer
entry; selects and prepares medications, pharmaceutical products,
including intravenous admixtures; assists in dispensing and
distribution of unit dose medications; maintains pharmacy
merchandise; reviews medication cassettes for returned medication;
maintains pharmacy equipment; types unit dose and intravenous
admixture labels; transports pharmacy merchandise. Performs other
duties as required.Essential Responsibilities:
- Upholds Kaiser Permanentes Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Reviews physician orders for completeness; transcribes appropriate
information through computer order entry to generate patient
medication profile by using pharmaceutical/medical terminology,
symbols and abbreviations. Selects and prepares medications and
pharmaceutical products by name and dosage listed on physicians
order, places merchandise in proper container with correct label,
makes required notations and initials physicians orders. Reviews
physicians orders and patient medical record in order to determine
whether allergies, sensitivities and/or reactions have been
documented. --Assures allergy/sensitivity information is recorded
on patient medication profile. --Alerts pharmacist when prescribed
medications may be contraindicated due to drug allergies,
sensitivities, or interactions as indicated by information systems.
Fills unit dose mediation cassettes from patient medication
administration records by dispensing the appropriate supply through
calculations based on dosage, strength and frequency of
administration; performs substitution of drug equivalents through
knowledge of generic, trade, chemical drug names and approved
therapeutic equivalents; reviews Medication Administration Record
for appropriateness (i.e., drug entry, dosing frequency and
documentation of administration) and advises appropriate licensed
personnel of discrepancies. --Prioritizes workflow to meet the
operational needs of the pharmacy. --Ability to interact
effectively with patients and co-workers in a courteous manner.
Maintains pharmacy inventory in designated areas; reviews pharmacy
inventory for medications to be returned (i.e., expired products,
deteriorated products, illegible labels, etc.). Assists the
pharmacist in the preparation, distribution, and record-keeping of
controlled substances, i.e., narcotics, hypnotics, barbiturates,
etc. (Class II, III, IV, V), governed by Federal and State law.
- Demonstrates the ability to distinguish controlled substances
on physicians orders. Prepares required pharmacy products; uses
mathematical calculations and conversions from apothecary and
avoirdupois to metric system. Prepares pharmacy products through an
understanding of physical characteristics of medications, which
require special packaging or handling. Prepares sterile admixture
products, such as intravenous piggybacks, large volume parenterals,
syringes, chemotherapy, and bulk manufactured products using
techniques governed by aseptic parenteral admixture policies and
procedures. Prepares pharmacy products by demonstrating knowledge
of quality control. --Participates in quality assurance and
performance improvement processes. Operates and maintains
specialized pharmacy equipment such as automated dispensing
devices, I.V. compounding pumps, and unit dosing machines,
cleaning, and performing periodic checks and adjustments. --Charts
all scheduled maintenance designed to ensure sterility according to
protocol. Participates in the preparation, documentation, and
scheduling of drug therapy for non-hospitalized patients. Exhibits
a working knowledge, of and adheres to Federal and State Laws,
standards, rules, regulations, regional, hospital and departmental
policies and procedures that govern the practice of pharmacy.
Participates in assigned education and training programs as
required. --Keeps assigned work area and equipment in an organized
and clean condition. --Maintains a safe, secure and efficient work
environment. Answers and makes telephone calls, consistent with
assigned duties and in accordance with telephone protocols. Assists
or performs the duties of the inventory control assistant/stock
clerk to prioritize and maintain maximum work flow in the pharmacy.
Assists in medical office stocking-to-standards by organizing,
replenishing stock, and preparing monthly recharges and credits.
Exemplifies Pharmacys Mission and the organizations Vision by
contributing to the health and satisfaction of members by providing
appropriate medications, information, and professional services in
a helpful, caring, courteous, and efficient manner. Performs other
duties as required. --Specific duties may vary depending on
Pharmacy location.Basic Qualifications:Experience
- Working knowledge of current drug dosage forms, drug strengths,
generic and trade name equivalents, and aseptic technique. Federal
and State laws/regulations regarding the provision of
- Ability to prepare sterile IV products. Learn and willingness
to prepare chemotherapeutic agents.
- Read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical
- Typing 30 wpm. Type medication labels. Learn and operate
pharmacy computer system and other equipment.
- Stand for long periods of time. Lift items of 1-50 lbs. Light
to moderate carrying, pulling, pushing, walking, bending, stooping
- Must pass DEA Clearance.
- Working knowledge of aseptic technique and ability to prepare
sterile IV products. Ability to learn and willingness to prepare
chemotherapeutic agents in locations where chemotherapy agents are
- Proficiency in oral and written English communication skills.
Ability to read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical
information. Working knowledge of current drug forms, strengths,
generic and trade name traditional and current equivalents.
Requires working knowledge of, and the ability to become proficient
in, the pharmacy computer system. Knowledge of Federal and Sate
laws and regulations regarding the provision of pharmaceutical
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and communicate
with co-workers and patients. Ability to lift/transport 1-50 lbs.,
and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching.
- Note: Education/License/Certification and Qualifications
required for Moreno Valley Community Hospital employees acquired
through Kaiser Permanentes purchase of Valley Health Systems Moreno
Valley Community Hospital: Employees shall meet the minimum
position qualifications as listed on their previous Valley Health
System job description.Education
- CA Registered Pharmacy Technician.License, Certification,
- Pharmacy Technician License (California)Additional
- N/APreferred Qualifications:
- Start and end times should be variable. 10 Hour Shift.Job
Schedule: Job Category: Pharmacy
Keywords: Kaiser, Hemet , Inpatient Pharmacy Technician -MV, Professions , Wildomar, California
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