Performs a variety of tasks in support of the daily workflow of the ambulatory pharmacy department to include the appropriate distribution of drug therapy under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist and in compliance with State and Federal Laws and in accordance with UMC policies and procedures. Incumbents are accountable for 1) order entry, 2) preparation and dispersion of prescribed medications, 3) insurance billing, 4) cashiering/customer service, 5) taking inventory/stocking and tracking medication and supply orders, and 5) performing routine clerical/administrative tasks.
1. Assists pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical care to include (but not limited to):
1. Preparing, filling and dispensing medication
2. Screening phone calls/orders and alerting the pharmacist to patient-specific data
2. Receives and enters pharmaceutical orders in system.
3. Accurately obtains patient history information upon receipt of prescription including address, date of birth, phone number, drug allergies, disease states and third party information.
4. Packages and labels all products prepared or dispensed in accordance with pharmacy policies and procedures.
5. Performs duties in documented accordance with requirements of all regulatory and governing bodies.
6. Processes and fills all floor stock requisitions.
7. Performs insurance billing and administrative support functions.
8. Assists in procurement, receipt and proper storage of drugs and general supplies.
9. Maintains appropriate stock levels within work area and routinely checks inventory for appropriate dating.
10. Maintains inventory and distribution records of all drugs, including narcotics and investigational drugs, as required by law and in accordance with hospital policy.
11. Performs clerical functions such as working the cash register and maintaining prescription files.
12. Maintains the various work areas of the department and equipment/utensils in a neat, clean, and orderly appearance.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Education: High School diploma or GED required.
Experience: Minimum of one year of pharmacy experience preferred.
License & Certification: Registered as a pharmacy technician with the State Board of Pharmacy Examiners. PTCB certification required. Certification not required for second year pharmacy students and/or licensed pharmacy interns.