Pharm Tech - BMC Cent Pharm in Normal, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

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Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the registered pharmacist, the pharmacy technician engages in the preparation, control and distribution of medications. Performs other related duties as assigned.


High school diploma. • Previous pharmacy technician experience preferred.

Current Illinois Pharmacy Technician license. • Illinois Pharmacy Technician Certification** **Beginning on January 1, 2010, within 2 years after being employed as a registered technician, a pharmacy technician must become certified by successfully passing the Pharmacy Technician  certification Board (PTCB) examination or another Board-approved pharmacy technician examination in order to continue to perform pharmacy technician's duties. This requirement does not apply to pharmacy technicians hired prior to January 1, 2008.

Excellent interpersonal skills. • Organized and detail oriented. • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. • Ability to transport lightweight supplies. • Ability to perform duties carefully with direction. • Requires understanding that age specific patient care is provided with a special recognition for the neonate, child, and geriatric age groups and that appropriate age-specific knowledge in the performance of their distributive activities is important to the provision of pharmacy service. • Typing

Essential Functions:

  • Processes new and refill orders
  • Restocks automated dispensing cabinets according to current department procedures
  • Compounds medications as needed
  • Understands the pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in prescribing and dispensing of prescriptions
  • Performs weight/volume calculations necessary to prepare compounded prescriptions
  • Prepares sterile admixtures using aseptic technique under the supervision and direction of a pharmacist
  • Demonstrates understanding of aseptic technique according to accepted protocols and procedures outlined by the department
  • Performs unit dose cart fills and exchanges
  • Responds to phone call inquiries and 'walk up' service requests, resolving issues or directing them appropriately
  • Performs general Pharmacy tasks related to medication control, delivery, and processing
  • Works with pharmacist to maintain efficient work flow, e.g. reroute medications when patients are transferred, and assist in prioritizing work load
  • Performs emergency/crash cart restocking according to department protocols
  • Delivers medications to nursing units
  • Restocks supplies in selected areas as necessary
  • Delivers controlled substances to nursing units and/or departments per protocol

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