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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy
Status: 
Full Time
Department: 
Pharmacy
Location: 
Warren
Hours: 
Full Time
Union: 
Non-Union
Description: 

MAJOR FUNCTION
The primary purpose of the Pharmacy Technician is to assist the Pharmacist-In-Charge and Clinical Pharmacist in the daily operations of the Pharmacy, including serving patients and maintaining the pharmacy department. He/she will be responsible for greeting guests, providing excellent customer service, and assisting the pharmacists with accurate, safe, and efficient preparation and dispensing of pharmaceutical orders in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
o Greets guests and provides excellent customer service.
o Helps healthcare professionals and patients by greeting them in person and by phone; answering questions and requests; referring inquiries to the pharmacist.
o Assists pharmacists to help ensure the pharmacy is running efficiently.
o Accepts accurate patient and prescription order information necessary to process new and refill medications.
o Maintains records by recording and filing prescriber orders and prescriptions and performs computer entries of prescription information.
o Organizes medications for the pharmacist to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; and assembling pharmaceutical therapies.
o Retrieves the appropriate medication from inventory.
o Creates prescription labels, including selection of appropriate auxiliary labels, to be affixed to prescription containers.
o Places medications in containers and affixes prescription labels.
o Prepares unit dose packaging, when appropriate.
o Prepares compounded stock medication, when appropriate.
o Generates revenue by calculating, recording, issuing, and collecting charges.
o Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs.
o Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
o Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
o Required:
 High school diploma or equivalent
 New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Technician registration
 1 year of experience as pharmacy technician
o Preferred:
 Associates degree
 New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Certified Technician
 New Jersey Board of Pharmacy Registered Technician
 2 or more years of experience as pharmacy technician
 Bilingual (Spanish)

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA’s)
• High energy and enthusiasm, positive, “can-do” attitude with a high degree of initiative
• Excellent customer service skills
• Must be able to work in a team and collaborative environment
• Understanding of federal HIPPA rules and Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
• Ability and willingness to perform duties with purpose and strong sense of urgency
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks/projects
• Familiarity with State and Federal pharmacy laws and regulations
• Knowledge of brand and generic drug names
• High attention to detail
• Must be proficient in basic math skills
• Must be capable of operating cash register
• Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook.

Henry J. Austin Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union, domestic partnership, affectional or sexual orientation, genetic information, sex, gender identity, disability or veteran status.