Perform a variety of pharmacy technician duties to include filling routine prescription orders, prepackaging pharmaceuticals and other related duties. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Related Education and Experience may be substituted for one another on a year for year basis.
PRESCRIPTIONS - Enter and fill prescriptions from bulk unit dose stock; fill bottles, capsules and other package forms with measured amounts of medication according to prescription and under the supervision of a pharmacist
PRESCRIPTIONS - Type prescription information to include identification and medication usage; assemble labels, containers and medication for pharmacist approval
PRESCRIPTIONS - Weigh, measure and mix ingredients; compound and prepare medication, emulsions, suspensions, liquids, powders and ointments by using graduates, balance, mortar, pestle and funnels
RECORDS - Maintain logs to include narcotic inventory and other controlled substance records; maintain records on prescriptions dispensed
OTHER DUTIES - May be required to assist other department areas and personnel as needed
OUTPATIENT ASSIGNED AREA
CASHIER - Perform basic cashiering duties; collect money for prescription and related purchases; close and balance register
INPATIENT ASSIGNED AREA
SOLUTIONS - Mix additives for IV and irrigation solutions for pharmacist inspection
SUPPLY - Restock medication supply and crash carts for nursing units and clinics
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Count, package and deliver controlled substances under the supervision of a pharmacist; maintain narcotic inventory; order narcotics under the supervision of the charge pharmacist
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Graduate from an accredited Pharmacy Tech program
1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience
Certified Pharmacy Technician in State of New Mexico or obtain within 60 days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment