• Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
  • Job ID: 455393
  • Location: University Hospitals
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Day
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $15.85
  • Salary Range Max: $23.78

Position summary

Pharmacy Technician (Job Opening 455393) - SCOPE OF POSITION Under the direction of a pharmacist and in coordination with other technicians, prepares unit dose and intravenous medications for dispensing to patients. Makes scheduled deliveries to appointed nursing units to deliver medications to patients while ensuring that our department meets medication security requirements set forth by The Joint Commission. Assists pharmacists with medication order entry into the pharmacy computer system. Maintains stock levels of medications to avoid delays in service to patients. Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a team. Technician must participate in continuing educational opportunities to meet the annual competency requirements and participate in continual training opportunities provided by department to develop ongoing skills in other areas of the pharmacy. Technician must comply with all rules and regulation of the hospital and pharmacy department. Must complete PTCB certification within 6 months of hire, unless current PTCB certificate is in place upon hire. All technicians must maintain a current PTCB certification throughout employment in order to work as pharmacy technician at OSU Medical Center department of Pharmacy. POSITION SUMMARY This position functions to assist the licensed pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services to patients, as well as providing necessary services and information to nursing and medical staff. These services include preparation and packaging of medications, distribution of medications, supplies and equipment, maintaining proper inventory levels, ensuring medications are in date and secure, keeping appropriate records and documentation, and submitting patient charges/credits. This position is also responsible for supporting initiatives of area supervisors and managers. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Prepares and packages medication dosage forms for oral, parenteral, enteral, ophthalmic, topical, and rectal administration for patient use and in research

Education and experience

High school diploma required. One year of higher education preferred. Strong science background, knowledge of the metric system and good math skills, familiarity with pharmacy terminology, medication names and aseptic technique desirable. Must complete PTCB certification within 6 months of hire, unless current PTCB certificate is in place upon hire. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and push/pull 200 pound carts.