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Pharmacy Technician

Singing River Health System
Pascagoula

Job Description

Under close supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician performs technical duties related to pharmaceutical care, i.e. preparing and dispensing medications, in an accurate and timely manner.

As an integral member of the Pharmacy Services, he/she ensures patients receive the correct medication; packages and labels medication doses; fills routine orders for stock supplies to patient care areas; and assists in all aspects of IV admixture preparation and delivery. The Pharmacy Technician complies with the standards, ethics, laws and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy, including the MS Board of Pharmacy and the Joint Commission standards.

Education
High school graduate or equivalent required. Pharmacy Technician training program preferred.

License
Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician by the Mississippi State Board of Pharmacy.

Certification
Certification by the Pharmacy Technicians Certification Board required (or obtained before the next registration renewal period); certification must be maintained as specified or required by the examining authority.

Experience
Pharmacy Technician experience preferred.

Physical Demands
Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs, and uses many physical motions in performing daytoday activities. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels, with or without correction. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate, speak, and enunciate to express/exchange ideas and detailed information in person and on the telephone. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity, with or without correction, with the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Mental Demands
Must demonstrate keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making abilities. Must demonstrate superior communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Must possess emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels. Must demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Attention to detail and the ability to multitask in complex situations is required. Must work with the realization that errors may have serious consequences to patient care.

Special Demands
Must possess superior customer service skills and professional etiquette. Must possess proficient knowledge and ability to use a computer (must be keyboard proficient) and other office technology (i.e., telephone, fax, etc.). Must have intermediate knowledge of MS Outlook and Word.

Must be able to understand basic pharmaceutical and medical technology. Must have knowledge of sterile procedures and techniques.

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