Pharmacy Tech / Medication Assistant
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
About this role
Our Medication Assistant, under the supervision of a Registered
Pharmacist, performs moderately complex pharmaceutical assistance
and other clerical support work. Works under moderate supervision
with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent
Evenings, 4 hour shifts
What you bring to the table
- High School Diploma or equivalent required.
- Minimum one (1) year of experience as a pharmacy
- Knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terms and of the laws
and regulations related to pharmaceutical operations.
- Skill in the operation of pharmaceutical equipment.
- Ability to prepare prescriptions, inventory supplies and
- Ability to work with computers and the necessary software
typically used by the department.
- Must hold and maintain a current license as a Registered
Pharmacy Technician) in the state of practice and must be
registered with the board of pharmacy.
- Certification with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
(PTCB) or similar program required.
What you will do
Answers telephone inquiries in a professional manner, stating
who is speaking, and respond to problems within the scope of the
position but may not take a physician's verbal order. Enters
patient demographic data and medication orders into the pharmacy
computer system. May not override drug utilization review or drug
interaction alerts. Checks in and verifies correctness of
medications sent from pharmacy. Places medication into a cart(s)
for delivery to the units. Performs all other pharmacy related
clerical duties as assigned. Gathers medication to replenish floor
stock, prepares patient specific orders for delivery to each unit
after the work is checked by a Pharmacist. Must have a thorough
working knowledge of the automated medication dispensing system if
used. If a wholesaler is used orders medications; checks in the
order; stickers the products; and submits billing sheets to
Accounting. Assists in drug inventory counts if required, monitors
and removes outdated medication. If a wholesaler is used, the
technician pre-packs medications that are received in bulk
including liquids. Prepares resident's remaining medications and
any additional medications sent from pharmacy for discharged.
Maintains adequate stock levels in the units and rotates inventory
as necessary, removing any outdates. Ensures Medication
Administration Records (MAR's) are available for each unit, if
there is no EMAR. Prepares, receives, and reconciles drug
shipments; stocks drugs and reports drug shortages. The sending
pharmacy is to be notified of any discrepancies identified with the
drug order immediately. In conjunction with nursing track resident
IM injections that are given every 2 weeks or monthly, assuring
medication is available for administration on the day specified.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety
of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow
standardized procedures that may call for deviations. Must be able
to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and
apply knowledge to different factual situations. Must be alert at
all times; pay close attention to details. Must be able to work
under stress on a regular or continuous basis. Perform other duties
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability
Our investment in you
- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance plan options
- Time off & leave benefits
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Parental benefits
- Perks and discounts
- And more available here https://wellpathcareers.com/
Keywords: Wellpath, Brockton , Pharmacy Tech / Medication Assistant, Other , Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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