Pharmacy Technician - Senior - Inpatient Pharmacy - Lanham - Full Time/Evenings
Company: Anne Arundel Medical Center
Posted on: October 13, 2021
Under the direct supervision of a Maryland-licensed pharmacist
and in coordination with other technicians, the Senior Pharmacy
Technician demonstrates mastery of medication distribution
and support activities within the Pharmacy Department and
throughout the hospital organization, customer service, and quality
improvement. He/she trains new staff and exemplifies
excellence in the timely preparation, packaging, distribution and
delivery of medications, as well as provides oversight of
supportive operations and resources. The Senior Pharmacy Technician
functions in accordance with standard written procedures,
guidelines and state and federal regulations. A minimum of
one major project is undertaken each year that benefits an area of
department interest or responsibility.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Accurately and efficiently performs drug distribution,
medication preparation/compounding, dose calculation, and quality
assurance/improvement tasks in accordance with established
Departmental procedures. Incorporates practice modifications
required by patient age group.
- Maintains extensive knowledge and understanding of the DCMC
Department of Pharmacy processes, policies and procedures
including, but not limited to, timely preparation of medications
for pharmacist check, workflow SOPs, use of appropriate medical
terms and abbreviations, patient confidentiality, and punctuality
and attendance requirements.
- Delivers medications to appropriate locations manually, via
pneumatic tube, or by refilling automated dispensing cabinets.
Monitors medication storage environments outside the pharmacy
for appropriate conditions and regulatory compliance. Assists
with unit inspections when designated. Participates in all
facets of the emergency drug supply system and specialty tray
- Complies with Federal, State and Department policies for
controlled substance distribution and management. Follows all
procedures for utilizing Secure-Send function of the pneumatic tube
system, completes self-audit reports with follow-up, and correctly
maintains all controlled substance counts, receiving documentation,
- Answers phone calls and responds to med messages courteously,
follows up appropriately, and maintains a professional demeanor at
all times when interacting with patients, coworkers, or other
members of the healthcare team.
- Complies with USP797 and 800 guidelines for cleanroom
maintenance, education, testing, record-keeping, compounding of
sterile products, and ordering of supplies. Shows advanced
ability to perform required mathematical calculations and
- Understands and effectively supports the inventory management
and drug distribution technology employed by the Pharmacy.
Minimizes drug waste. Identifies cost-saving opportunities.
Communicates medication needs or observed changes in utilization
patterns to those in authority. Generates and accurately interprets
reports from the primary hospital information system and other
- Demonstrates thorough understanding of unit dose repackaging
systems, complies with department guidelines for recordkeeping,
maintenance of packaging equipment, and procedures for determining
the appropriate method for repackaging hazardous drugs.
- Participates in the orientation and training of new pharmacy
staff, acting as a coach and mentor, and serving as a role model.
Provides clear and accurate instructions, demonstrates the required
scope of activities, and reviews the new employee’s/or trainee’s
work for accuracy, following all department guidelines. Acts as a
resource and source of support for co-workers.
- Identifies and/or is involved with opportunities for
improvement of key Hospital/Departmental initiatives,
contributing to completing at least one specific major project each
The minimum level of education and experience for this position
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Pharmacy experience in hospital or retail setting
- Comprehensive demonstrated high performance in parameters of
Pharmacy Technician job description.
- Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy
Intern from the Maryland Board of Pharmacy; in good standing.
- PTCB Certified or ExCPT (National Pharmacy Technician Board
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this
position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
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
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands and work environment that have been
described are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and
requirements for this position. This document is not intended
to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of
this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed
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