Outpatient Pharmacy Technician II, OP Pharmacy

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by assisting the pharmacist in preparing and distributing prescription medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. The pharmacy technician works only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist
Job Duties
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team inter- and intradepartmentally to facilitate the department's ability to meet its goals and objectives. This includes working in different pharmacy department areas (e.g., HPCC, Inpatient, Employee Pharmacy) as necessary to meet patient care and business needs
  • Responsible for intra-departmental communication.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of and complies with pharmacy policy and standards of work and the laws, rules, and regulations that govern the distribution of medications.
  • Assists in the training and orientation of new employees and students.
  • Performs the essential functions relating to drug purchasing and inventory control.
  • Routinely checks pharmaceutical expiration dates and replaces outdated and unusable medications.
  • Carries out basic calculations required for the preparation of compounded medications.
  • Accurately performs opening and closing the pharmacy, operating the cash register, entering patient insurance information into the computer, and performing on-line prescription adjudication.
  • Receives, un-packs, sorts, and restocks pharmaceuticals and supplies into their appropriate locations.
  • Processes controlled substance medications and paperwork in a precise manner.
  • Accurately interprets, enters, and prepares prescriptions.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of pharmacy terminology, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy.
Department Specific Duties
  • N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to operate basic computer applications.
  • Ability to calculate dilution and dosing problems.
Professional Experience
  • Twelve months of retail pharmacy experience, preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Pharmacy Technician Diploma, preferred.
  • Associates in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Bachelor of Science (BS), preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or Technician Trainee prior to the first day of employment required.
  • Nationally Certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PCTB) or by the NHA, required.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · OP Pharmacy
Schedule: Part Time, Day, Monday 8:30 am-5 pm and Thursday 7 am-5 pm

Job ID: 81026

Posted 22 days ago

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