Under the supervision, prepares and packages a variety of specialized pharmaceuticals as specified in prescription.
- Completion of a course of study leading to a high school diploma or equivalent
- 6 months previous hospital experience preferred
WORKING ENVIRONMENT (PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS):
- Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled hospital setting subject to long periods of sitting, standing and walking;
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Receives and reviews written prescriptions or refill requests; determines kind, strength and dosage; verifies accuracy referring discrepancies to Pharmacist as appropriate
- Enters new and/or refill prescription information into computer to provide for accuracy of patient profile and medications
- Calculates and converts to proper weights and measure solutions, medications and drugs; visually checks for accuracy
- Prepares unit dose medication carts according to patient profile cardex
- Prepares, compounds, packages and labels pharmaceuticals
- Receives and fills ward and clinic drug supply orders; computes requested drug/supply amounts.
- Performs physical inventory of all pharmacy items to provide for continuous adequate stock levels in accordance with established policies and security requirements
- Repackages items into smaller units as determined by usage; prepares labels to include generic name, manufacturer, lot/control number and shipment number
- Maintains department logs of medications
- Stocks Pyxsis with all non-controlled medications
- Responds to routine inquiries from physicians, nurses and other staff; refers drug interactions, requests for new/replacement medications to Pharmacist
- Participates in departmental orientation, on the job training and quality assurance programs/initiatives
- Participates in a variety of department and hospital educational programs to maintain current skill and competency levels; identifies and discusses performance or training needs with Supervisor
NOTE: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Native American Indian Candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473).
About Gila River Health Care
As a healthcare entity of the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC), we strive to treat people with kindness, dignity and respect while providing the highest quality of patient care in a culturally sensitive way. We pledge not to deviate from this purpose, but rather to enhance it with extreme diligence. Gila River Health Care (GRHC) is poised to inspire, motivate, and engage employees to work together on a shared vision. Staying true to our vision, mission, promise, and values provides us with guidance.