Northwell Health Pharmacy Technician in Great Neck, New York

Req Number 001ETZ

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Assists in preparing, manufacturing and repackaging of medications. Assists in maintaining records and reports. Maintains sufficient inventories at workstations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assists Registered Pharmacist in the non-professional (non-judgmental) aspects preparing and dispensing medication.

  • Fills, packages, labels and stocks unit dose cart from patient profile card or computerized pick list; brings cart to nursing unit according to predetermined schedule. Makes other deliveries, as required.

  • Fills bottles or other package forms with measured amount of medication either manually or mechanically.

  • Labels containers of drugs according to department specification, either manually or mechanically.

  • Assists in clean air room, using sterile technique in filling and labeling injectable prescriptions, where required.

  • Assists in preparation and/or labeling of IV additives.

  • Fills medication orders in inpatient area.

  • Packages sudden, unexpected medication requests, as required.

  • Assists Registered Pharmacist in maintaining a variety of records and reports.

  • Maintains IV records with Pharmacist direction.

  • Maintains records for medication in inpatient area.

  • Maintains records of preparation of extemporaneous medications.

  • Assists in the maintenance of statistics and records for all medication orders.

  • Enters orders into computer terminal for refill purposes.

  • Maintains sufficient inventory at workstations in Pharmacy.

  • Transports required pharmacy material, as necessary.

  • Receives and maintains records of stock and inventory control.

  • Assists in material control by maintaining records and inventories.

  • Maintains placement of sufficient daily inventory of supplies to all areas of the Pharmacy to assure efficient operating conditions.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Graduate of a recognized Pharmacy Technician Program OR equivalent pharmacy experience, required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital pharmacy with a computerized system, preferred.

  • Ability to learn computerized hospital pharmacy system.

  • Must be able to do physically strenuous work.