Pharmacy Technicians provide various technical support services within the pharmacy department. This position involves providing services related to inpatient and/or ambulatory patients. GS-6 Pharmacy Technicians typically carry out the full range of technical support functions. Major duties include but are not limited to: Possess an advanced technical knowledge of drug and medication brand names, generic names/chemical names, general and special storage requirements, expiration date requirements, manufacturer/distributor sources, dosage forms, applicable systems of weights and measures and medical terminology to interpret providers' orders and verify correct drug, dosage forms available to be able to screen drug orders for propriety and assist the pharmacist in solving potential drug related problems. Knowledge of hospital computer systems, software applications, processing options, and a thorough knowledge of the operation and basic daily maintenance and minor repair of automated dispensing equipment. Mastery of aseptic technique use in the preparation of pharmaceuticals for parenteral administration. Advanced technical working knowledge of various administration routes for various parenteral pharmaceuticals and the special preparation considerations that must be taken into account in their preparation, handling, storage, distribution and disposal. Advanced technical working knowledge of equipment and supplies used in the preparation of intravenous admixtures including but not limited to horizontal laminar flow hoods, glove boxes, needles, syringes, various drug reservoirs, etc. Specialized knowledge regarding chemical and physical compatibilities is essential for the proper preparation of parenteral pharmaceuticals. Advanced knowledge of principles relating to controlled substances and the requirements of Medical Center and Network policies and state and Federal regulations, which apply to these drugs. Knowledge of trending and analysis is necessary to ensure that problems associated with waste, fraud, diversion or abuse are identified quickly and reported to appropriate supervisor(s). Advanced technical working knowledge required for intravenous admixtures, require an advanced technical knowledge of hazards of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents, including but not limited to the dangers posed to those who prepare, deliver, administer and/or receive treatment with these agents. Work Schedule: Two positions open: Outpatient: 8 AM - 6 PM M-F, weekends 8-4:30, holidays Inpatient: 6 AM - 10 PM (all days of the week), weekends, holidays Compressed/Flexible: Not available Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Pharmacy Technician/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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