Under the direct supervision of a Maryland-licensed pharmacist, the Senior Pharmacy Technician is responsible for various support activities and duties within the Pharmacy Department by assisting in the timely preparation, packaging, distribution and delivery of medications; as well as, oversight of supportive operations and resources. The Sr. Pharmacy technician functions in accordance with standard written procedures, guidelines and state and federal regulations. The major job responsibilities of this position are drug distribution, technician leadership, customer service, quality improvement, orientation and training, and projects.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Obtains and maintains appropriate knowledge and understanding of the AAMC Department of Pharmacy processes, policies and procedures as outlined during initial training and ongoing competency assessments with emphasis on hazardous medication handling
- Follows guidelines to ensure proper compliance with regulatory guidelines designed to ensure safe and accurate preparation of sterile pharmaceutical compounds using closed system transfer devices and other automation for hazardous medication preparation (e.g. USP<797)
- Responsible for receiving orders, unpacking orders, verifying contents, restocking bins, automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) and returning pharmacy stock as needed
- Maintains clean and safe operations of biological safety cabinets, laminar flow hood, clean rooms, refrigerators and automated dispensing cabinets
- Maintains logs, records (invoices) and other required documentation accurately; files documentation in appropriate locations
- Performs evaluation of upcoming treatments and orders medications and supplies to maintain predominantly a "just-in-time" inventory. Ensures proper management of inventory and implementing practices to prevent stock outs and excess inventory.
- Utilizes Epic's Dispense prep functionality when compounding all IV admixtures and document waste as required
- Perform monthly inventory and report to pharmacy leadership and finance personnel
- Participate in monthly review of expired/outdated medications; responsible for periodic verification of narcotic inventory when filling or restocking ADC; assist in resolution of ADC issues as appropriate
- Assists pharmacists with projects and perform other duties as assigned by OPIV pharmacy supervisor or senior pharmacy manager
Required Minimum Education. The minimum level of education for this position includes:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Required Minimum Experience: Two years' experience as a pharmacy technician preparing IV admixtures and chemotherapy experience preferred
Current Technician or Pharmacy Student Registration from the Maryland Board of Pharmacy, in good standing.
National Pharmacy Technician Board Certification (PTCB). Previous experience/competency in Hospital or Infusion.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Prior chemotherapy compounding experience
Able to adapt to, handle frequent interruptions and changes in workload, and work schedule to meet patient care needs.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects).
There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will not be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.