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347500 Pharmacy Technician

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380
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Under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, technicians are responsible for the preparation and distribution of all inpatient medications including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient populations. Technicians are also responsible for the preparation of IV admixtures using aseptic technique. Responsible for refilling pyxis machines and maintaining clean and organized machines. Keeps the inpatient pharmacy area stocked with medications. Removes expired medications and places in the appropriate expired storage area in the storeroom. Responsible for ordering medications when inventory is low. Trains new employees as necessary and works as a team player. Essential Duties and Responsibilities1. Accurately fills Pyxis machine inventory lists with correct item and strength. Ensures all medications are checked by a pharmacist before delivery to the floor. Draws up oral syringes accurately. 2. Processes a daily cart fill list and reviews list. Prepares drugs for individual patients on the list. Reviews list for drugs that can be added to Pyxis and takes the initiative to add those medications to the pyxis machine.3. Repackages bulk medications, as needed, into unit dose form according to œGood Manufacturing Practice guidelines (e.g. Kwik-vial, Medidose, Medi-pak, etc.). Batches sufficient quantities of medications as needed while minimizing waste.4. Accurately prepares extemporaneous compounds as needed with complete understanding of weighing, measuring and mixing of all components to provide a homogenous, pharmaceutically elegant compound.5. Train new personnel in all aspects of pharmacy operations. Sign their orientation sheets when showing new person a particular function6. Fills prescriptions accurately to be checked by the pharmacist.7. Pulls expired medications from inpatient pharmacy and pyxis machines and places in expired medication bin in the pharmacy storeroom.8. Exhibits a complete understanding of aseptic technique principles. Works in an organized manner, batching products in accordance with Good Manufacturing Principles allowing no mix-up of look alike/ sound alike drugs.9. Consistently prepares sterile admixtures (NICU syringes, , IVPBs, LVPs,) according to aseptic technique principles. Prepares the correct number of doses, such that all doses are available by the next scheduled administration time. 10. Accurately measures each ingredient, leaving each ingredient and syringe drawn back to appropriate calibration for pharmacist checking. Always informs the pharmacist when doses are ready for checking.

Education Training and Experience\nHigh school diploma. Completion of a technician course and/or prior hospital experience preferred. \n\nLicensure/Certification \nCertified technician preferred but not required in the state of PA.\n\nWork Environment and Hazards\nWorks in a well lit and organized environment. Standing and walking ninety percent of the time. Transports chemotherapy drugs that are sealed in a plastic bag 5 % of the time..


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Posted: 2020-03-26 Expires: 2020-08-24

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Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380

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Pharmacy Technician
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Overall Rating: 36/220
Median Salary: $31,750

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