Pharmacy Technician I - Inpatient Operations (Full-Time)
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 198408
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Location: Duke University Hospital - Durham, North Carolina
Hours: Rotating Shifts
1st shift: 6:45am - 3:15pm
2nd shift: 3:00pm - 11:30pm or 1:00pm - 9:30pm
3rd shift: on call
This individual performs, under supervision, a variety of duties in accordance to department procedures, which may be related to the procurement, preparation, distribution and storage of drugs, as well as, assisting with clinical pharmacy services according to the Pharmacy's role in ensuring safe medication use.
Duties and Responsibilities
Prepare intravenous admixtures or other sterile products (including chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition).
Fill physician orders/prescriptions, medication carts, or stock requisitions.
Deliver medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas.
Answer telephones and directs calls to appropriate personnel.
Enter charges and credits for patient medications.
Enter medication orders/prescriptions into the pharmacy computer system.
Provide technical support for automated equipment (Pyxis Robotics).
Maintain logs, records and other required documentation. File documentation in the appropriate location.
Complete and document all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly. Identify and replace outdated and unusable drugs. Monitor assigned quality improvement indicators of individual or departmental performance. Stock medications and supplies; package medications as required for dispensing.
Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of drug names, basic math, medical terminology, basic computer skills.
Ability to compound medications and admix intravenous products including antineoplastic drugs under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Ability to work rotating shifts.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Pharmacy Tech I: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of an accredited pharmacy technician-training program. or Acceptance into pharmacy school. or High school diploma or equivalent and one year of pharmacy or health care related experience.
Pharmacy Tech II: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of an accredited pharmacy technician-training program. or Acceptance into pharmacy school. or High school diploma or equivalent and one year of pharmacy or health care related experience.
Pharmacy Tech I: N/A
Pharmacy Tech II: Minimum of one years related experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Pharmacy Tech I: Must be registered with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy within the first 180 days.
Pharmacy Tech II: North Carolina Board of Pharmacy registration is required. Pharmacy Technician certification is required from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or The Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).
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