Position Summary: Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the Technician Specialists is an expert in the performance of the technical tasks related to the delivery of pharmaceutical care including specialized pharmaceutical functions. Except for the initial interpretation of a prescription or chart order and the final evaluation of a finished dosage formulation that require the discretion and judgment of a licensed pharmacist, these specialized tasks may include sterile compounding including chemotherapy admixture, or age-specific batch preparation, or performing technical tasks specific to certain patient care areas such as the operating room or critical care, or related to maintaining automated pharmacy systems. The Specialist acts as a leader by actively promoting the vision and mission of the department and hospital, serving as a role model, mentor, and teacher, and works in collaboration with the department to identify and implement best-demonstrated practices and is willing to accept projects above and beyond performing daily tasks.
Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) required upon hire.
High school diploma or equivalent. Continuing education required to maintain certification.
At least three (3) years experience as a Pharmacy Technician. Demonstrated ability to develop and carry projects to completion.
D. Special Qualifications:
Use of a computer keyboard and mouse, reading some technical medical information, computerized medication administration records, policies and procedures, checklists, and directions.
Degree of Supervision Required:
Except for those tasks related to the preparation of a finished dosage formulation for final evaluation that is supervised by a licensed pharmacist, the technician is expected to perform most duties independently under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Pharmacy and Operations Manager.
Ages of Patients Served:
This position requires knowledge of growth and developmental needs of patients and families. Personnel in this position must recognize and respond to the behaviors of patients and families in each age category. The employee must be able to demonstrate the special skills required to care for patients and their families according to standards. (The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training or experience.)