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Prepares medications for inpatients, outpatients and employees as per departmental policies and ensures verification of each transaction by a pharmacist prior to dispensing.
- Compounds sterile and non-sterile products as per protocol, ensuring final verification by a pharmacist.
- Dispenses (with pharmacist supervision) and maintains accurate records of dispensing controlled substances, tax-free alcohol and investigational new drugs.
- Demonstrates ability to operate required equipment, e.g., unit-dose repackaging, total parenteral nutrition compounder, laminar flow hoods, etc.
- Ensures an adequate inventory of medications and supplies is maintained. Routinely checks for and removes expired medications from inventory.
- Audits controlled drug disposition records for patient care units and reports discrepancies and unusual use patterns to a manger or director.
- Maintains an accurate, current census, including cassette bin labels, for all assigned areas.
- Returns reusable medication to stock before the end of the shift.
- Accurately fills unit-dose cassettes and performs statistical count of all doses dispensed.
- Conducts all required deliveries and other patient care rounds in a timely fashion.
- Obtains required signatures when conducting controlled substance deliveries.
- Assures effective exchange of unit-dose cassettes as per established schedules.
- Maintains a safe, clean working environment.
- Maintains stat box contents. Ensures posting of drug lists in the pharmacy, on the transfer carts, and at the patient care units.
- Conducts monthly inspections of nursing stations, instructing nursing personnel when necessary to correct deficiencies, and retrieving medications not included on floor stock lists.
- Assists the pharmacist in providing drug information and in profiling patient medications.
- Conducts other professional functions under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
- Completes all required documentation
- Performs all other Technician I and Technician II related functions.
- Valid New York State Pharmacy Intern Permit
- Minimum three years completed at an accredited college of pharmacy.
- Previous hospital pharmacy experience preferred.