Pharmacy Technicians may be assigned to any area of the pharmacy including expanded distributive function assignments in inpatient pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, medication and fluid storage areas, and patient care areas. May be assigned as team leaders for specific process improvement teams involving technical areas or performing more highly complex duties including preparation of oncology agents for clinical pharmacists. Provide various technical support services within the pharmacy department Fills medication orders by selecting the correct drug and dosage form, reducing the drug from bulk to the quantity prescribed, compounding when necessary, then packaging and labeling the drug in an appropriate manner. Responsible for the dispensing of drugs, that proper and complete recordkeeping is maintained, and that the drug storage areas are stocked, safe, and secure. Responsible for providing care in inpatient or other areas as required to meet patient care needs and to maintain competence in those areas of pharmacy practice. Meets the needs of Pharmacy Service by following scheduled tour of duty and timekeeping rules. Understands the 24/7 nature of hospital duties and is aware that coverage may be needed beyond scheduled tours of duty. Rotational tours of duty (24/7) are required for this position. Analyzes data and completes reports, including ward inspections and chart reviews, according to established policy. Coordinates and resolves problems associated with medication distribution. Processing and filling outpatient prescriptions for scheduled and non-scheduled federal legend drugs and medical devices, over-the-counter products and supply items. Inpatient preparation and distribution of unit dose medications and ward stock items including hazardous medications; stock management; operation, maintenance, re-stocking and troubleshooting of automated dispensing equipment. Patient and customer relations; and preparation and maintenance of various logs, records and reports. Assists in the orientation and training of new pharmacy staff/students related to the operations of the pharmacy. Functions as a consultant to the medical staff on pharmacy related operations via effective written and oral communication. Reports to the Pharmacy Management Team and the Pharmacy Manager. Checks, guides, and advises lower-grade co-workers and trainees on the receipt, interpretation, compounding, and filling of medication orders. Participates in the DUE/MUE process by assisting in; determination of problem areas, criteria development, analysis and follow-up as deemed appropriate; e.g., education, review, etc. Documents all patient-centered workload according to current VISN2 Pharmacy guidelines. Accurately completes all assignments in a timely manner with independence and minimal guidance, personally setting the deadlines for work completion as defined by immediate supervisor or other member of the Pharmacy Management Team. He or she assumes responsibility in work assignments in accordance with regulations and independently and resolves most conflicts by using considerable judgment and interpretation. Work Schedule: Rotating Tours to include some nights & Weekends Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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