1+ months


SSM Health
St Louis, MO 63112
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Essential Functions: The following are essential job accountabilities and performance criteria:

1) Follows department policy and procedure for preparing and dispensing pharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. (1, 2, 3, 5) 20%


A) Fills unit dose bins, mixes intravenous solutions, Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) solutions, oncology chemotherapy; properly labels and dispenses unit dose and bulk medications; fills floor stock orders, packages items in unit-of-use and replenishes Pyxis Med station stock as required.

2) Develops and maintains pharmacy information system order entry and report generation skills. (1, 3, 5) 20%


A) Proficient in all aspects of unit dose, bulk medication, intravenous admixture, controlled substance, TPN and outpatient medication order entry and report generation.

B) Meets department developed criteria for work volume and accuracy.

3) Delivers, picks up and debits/credits pharmacy items from nursing areas. (5) 20%


A) Exchanges unit dose bins and batch prepared intravenous admixtures, delivers and picks up unit dose, intravenous admixture and TPN solutions.

B) Debits/credits patient accounts as defined by department policy and procedure.

4) Completes required paperwork for area. (2, 5) 10%


A) Completes all Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement monitoring data sheets.

B) Completes all controlled substance records.

5) Maintains complete and accurate patient records. (2, 5) 15%


A) Assures computer entry of patient-specific information including patient weight, body surface area (as required) and allergy information.

6) Safety/Infection Control: Practices according to safety and infection control policies. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%


A) Practices universal precautions and disposes of hazardous wastes per established guidelines.

B) Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families/employees in accordance with hospital standards.

1. Maintains clutter free environment.

2. Keeps conversations and background noise to a minimum.

3. Adheres to dress code.

C) Reports risk management concerns.

D) Assumes responsibility for completing all annual mandatory requirements:

1. Safety/Fire

2. Blood Borne Pathogen

3. Hazardous Communication

4. TB

5. Department Specific

6. Age Appropriate Care (for clinical staff only)

7) Service: Provides service excellence to the customers of Saint Louis University Hospital by delivering timely, high quality care in a courteous, and respectful manner.

(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 4%


A) Focused on monitoring a high level of customer satisfaction.

B) Be courteous & respectful to all.

C) Demonstrate ability to relate to coworkers in a professional and respectful manner, in order to assure and promote a culture of safety.

8) Quality Improvement (QI): Incorporates Quality Assessment into ones daily work. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%

9) Age Appropriate Care: Provides age-appropriate care to: <1%

____Infant ___Child ____Adolescent _____Adult _____Geriatric


A) Provides a safe environment by following age appropriate safety measures.

B) Communicates effectively by following age appropriate techniques.

C) Involves family or significant other in decision making related to services provided.

D) Demonstrates ability to provide service needed for the age groups routinely served by the department assigned.

DISCLAIMER: Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Rationale for Essential Functions

1) The performance of this function is the reason the job exists.

2) There are limited employees among whom the performance of this function can be distributed.

3) This function occupies a great deal of the employees time.

4) This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired for the skill/ability to perform this function.

5) Failure to perform this function may have serious consequences.

6) The function was performed by past employees, and is performed by current employees.

7) Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require the use of protective equipment.

8) Exposure to tuberculosis that requires the use of protective equipment.

Job Specifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION: A high school diploma, successful completion of a technician training course and demonstrated math and computer skills is preferred.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: One year of relevant hospital pharmacy technician experience, or two years of retail pharmacy experience is preferred.

REQUIRED LICENSURE: Missouri Pharmacy Technician Registration.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The job of Pharmacy Technician requires processing work at a rapid pace, with frequent deadlines within and outside of the department.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Long periods of sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and walking are required with ability to safely lift up to 45 lbs. And push or pull up to 90lbs.

EQUIPMENT: Epic Information System and associated printers, personal computer, facsimile machine and copier, laminar flow hood/clean bench, IV pumps, epidural analgesia pumps, Pyxis med stations.



Department Director __________________________________Date_____________

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. An individual working in their job classification must also perform specific tasks upon request by supervisor personnel. Furthermore, the duties and responsibilities for this job classification are subject to change at the discretion of the medical center.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.


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Posted: 2020-06-16 Expires: 2020-08-16

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