SCOPE OF POSITION
The Pharmacy Technician, working under the supervision and instruction of a licensed Pharmacist, performs procedures and duties relating to all areas of departmental services as delineated by the service's Scope of Care. For successful job performance, the Pharmacy Technician should be flexible and show keen attention to detail, exhibit initiative, and be willing to work as part of a team. In addition, this individual should be cooperative and willing to cross train to fill in for other employees as necessary. The technician must be able to provide services as appropriate (under the direct supervision of a pharmacist) to meet the needs of the neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient age groups served. The team member may be expected to be cross-trained for provision of services at any of the facilities throughout the system. Job may include Controlled Substance Handling/Dispensing Processes.
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This individual should possess basic math and typing skills and must possess attention to detail and the ability to read and follow written instructions. The pharmacy technician should demonstrate proficient computer skills.
Institutional pharmacy experience is highly desirable, while retail pharmacy experience may be beneficial. General institutional/health care experience may be helpful in the training of a pharmacy technician. Preference will be given to trained institutional pharmacy technicians, those individuals who have completed pharmacy technician training courses, and/or those who have obtained (National) Certified Pharmacy Technician status. Six months of previous experience in another institution, retail or as a Pharmacy Tech I required.
In Virginia - must be enrolled in a program and pass the Board of VA exam within 9 months of hire and register by either passing the VA exam or the national PTCB.
In Tennessee - must register with the State of TN within 3 months of hire.
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