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Pharmacy Tech*

Company: East Hawaii Medical Group
Location: Hilo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

General description of duties and responsibilities

This position works in the pharmacy unit of a hospital, clinic or long-term care facility and is responsible for assisting a Pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services in accordance with established procedures and methods.  The position may be required to work on shifts, including evenings, and weekends and holidays.

Expectations:

It is the expectation that the Pharmacy Technician will work diligently to meet goals and achieve success in regard to the Vaccine Clinic with emphasis on productivity, patient centered satisfaction and adequate patient work flow and to efficiently meet the performance measures of benchmarks and targets time expectations.

Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Assist the pharmacist in preparing physician orders by pulling labels generated by the pharmacist and filling with the appropriate medication.  This process may include the preparing and sending of a unit dosed oral medication, a reconstituted medication, a topical medication, or an IV solution, as specified by the label.
  • Prepare intravenous, epidural, or intrathecal solutions (large volume solutions, IVPB, syringes, TPNs, etc.) using sterile technique, according to Pharmacy Sterile Compounding SOPs and current sterile compounding regulations.
  • Refer all completed drug orders to the pharmacist for checking before dispensing.
  • Adhere to safety/infection control policies and procedures.  Report any unsafe equipment or practices.
  • Answer telephone calls and triage to appropriate person according to departmental guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean, well-stocked, and safe environment for patients and staff.
  • Pre-pack medications as unit dosed items for administration when necessary or when requested by pharmacist.
  • Remove outdated medications from stock and automated dispensing machines.
  • Perform daily stocking and filling of pharmacy shelves, automated dispensing machines throughout the hospital, as assigned by pharmacist.
  • Maintain crash cart trays and emergency medication boxes.
  • Deliver completed drug orders to the appropriate floors or authorized individual caring for the patient.
  • Fulfill any special request from the pharmacist to service a particular need within the pharmacy or hospital, or in any emergent patient-specific situation.
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality of all patient and facility-related employee information.
  • Employ the use of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when handling hazardous materials.
  • Maintain temperature logs of refrigerators within the Pharmacy; perform special projects as assigned by the Pharmacy Coordinator and perform other related duties as assigned.

Keywords: East Hawaii Medical Group, Hilo , Pharmacy Tech*, Other , Hilo, Hawaii

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