PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
To assist the pharmacist in performing the routine daily activities of the pharmacy department.
Duty 1: Enters and fills prescriptions timely and accurately. Files prescriptions according to legal requirements. Prepares billing statements/receipts for pharmacy purchases. Answers pharmacy window and phones; triages phone calls for pharmacist.
Duty 2: Performs pharmacy billing functions, department and patient specific. Fills and delivers floor stock items/narcotics timely and as appropriate. Replenishes crash cart items
Duty 3: Fills physician orders both manually and utilizing the robot. Understands the basic dispensing properties of the robot. Delivers medications to the nursing units and picks up new physician orders. Retrieves orders received via the tube or fax. Double checks the technical aspects of medication order entry. Assists pharmacists in maintaining consistent work flow. Prepacks medications as needed.
Duty 4: Is competent is all aspects of IV preparation. Maintains a clean work environment and ensures sterility at all times. Is competent on the safety requirements of admixing cytotoxic agents. Understands and is able to use the TPN compounder. Performs required Quality Assurance checks.
Duty 5: Maintains inventory control. Is able to use the computer software for ordering. Checks in the order accurately and notifies the pharmacy buyer or pharmacy operations manager of any discrepancies. Prevents running out of any medication or supply. Is conscious of overstock and understands the financial rationale behind a tight inventory.
Duty 6: Maintains the integrity and security of medications throughout the pharmacy and the hospital, by routinely checking for outdated products and for appropriateness of floor stock. Performs unit inspections every other month.
Duty 7: Maintains pharmacy certification by completing the necessary CEU's required. Is willing to take on extra projects. Is involved in multidisciplinary committees within the hospital.
Duty 8: Supports fellow staff members. Maintains a positive attitude regardless of work flow. Follows through on problem resolution to the satisfaction of all involved. Promotes good relations between all pharmacy staff members. Maintains a professional attitude when dealing with other healthcare professionals, patients, etc. Always provides upward support of leadership within the organization.