Ohio State University Medical Center
$13.30 – $18.70 an hour
SCOPE OF POSITION
Under the direction of a pharmacist and in coordination with other technicians, prepares medications for dispensing to patients. Assists pharmacists with prescription, patient information, and insurance information into the pharmacy computer system. Interacts with patients and medical and nursing staff to obtain necessary pharmacy information. Demonstrates a high level of customer service. 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.
Prepares and packages medication dosage forms for oral, ophthalmic, topical, and rectal administration for patient use. Maintains accurate dispensing records for controlled substances and other medications, supplies and equipment. Maintains efficient area operations and resolves problems to ensure optimal customer service. Works under the direction of a licensed pharmacist in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. Maintains appropriate medication, equipment and supplies inventory levels to minimize delays in customer service. Under the direction of a pharmacist, inspects medication areas and maintains storage standards set forth by the Joint Commission and other health regulatory agencies. Maintains the cleanliness and neatness of the area and anywhere medications are stored. Interacts with physicians, nurses, insurance companies, and other allied health professionals. Attends department sponsored continuing education programs. Satisfies life-safety training and other training and education requirements.
Education and experience