High School Diploma or GED, current certificates of registration from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
Experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital setting or other healthcare setting preferred. Good oral and written communication skills, knowledge of medical terminology preferred, computer experience preferred, flexible in staffing to meet the needs of the hospital census.
The Certified Pharmacy Technician is a technical support person working under the supervision and direction of the Director of Pharmacy. The CPT is responsible for filling medication orders, performing clerical duties, maintaining inventory, and other related functions necessary to assist the Directory in day-to-day operations of the hospital pharmacy. Counts, packages, and labels unit doses of medication for inspection by the pharmacist. Makes regular rounds to nursing units to pick up physicians’ orders and deliver medications. Answers incoming calls and relays messages to the Director as necessary. Unit-doses medications according to federal and state labeling laws and maintains such records. Enters physicians’ orders into the computer system and applies an audit label of each entry to the order sheet for review by the pharmacist-in-charge. Runs computer backup maintenance on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis as necessary. Notifies the Director with any abnormal functioning of the computer hardware or software. Prepares intravenous piggyback medications, large volume parenteral medications, total parenteral nutrition, and chemotherapy in the laminar flow hood using aseptic technique under the supervision of the pharmacist-in-charge.
Checks in daily drug order from wholesaler, attaching price sticker and expiration date stickers, and notifies pharmacist-in-charge of any discrepancies from expected delivery. Assists Director in inspecting and replacing outdated drug products. Reconciles charges by reviewing Accudose dispenses.
This is a PRN (as needed) position with no benefits but offers participation in Retirment Plan
*COVID 19 vaccination required or qualified exemption.