Under direct supervision of the Chief Pharmacist or Pharmacy Manager, records, prepares and dispenses medication.
This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.
- Compounds pharmaceutical preparations, fills bottles with prescribed tablets and capsules, and types labels for bottles.
- Assists Pharmacist in preparing and dispensing medication.
- Receives and stores incoming supplies.
- Counts stock and enters data in computer to maintain inventory records.
- Processes records of medication and equipment dispensed to Health Clinic patient; computes charges, and enters data in computer.
- Prepares intravenous (IV) packs.
- Cleans equipment and sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods.
- Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all protected health information in accordance with the Division’s Policies and Procedures, and in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.
Graduation from a Pharmacy Technician training program approved by the Washington State Board of Medical Examiners. Certification as a Pharmacy Technician by the National Commission on Certification of Pharmacy Technicians and two (2) years of related experience working in a hospital, clinic, or regular pharmacy.
Knowledge of: The Pharmacy Technician’s role, scope of practice and legal requirements. Pharmacy Technician’s specialty area as it applies to community health. The scope of prescriptive and dispensing authority. Medication terminology. Pharmaceutical compounding practices and procedures. Occupational and safety hazards.
Skill in: Problem solving and decision-making. Communication (oral and written). Understanding and interpreting routine pharmaceutical requirements. Working with diverse individuals and cultures. Handling a number of tasks simultaneously. Translating medication dosage and other information for patients. Assisting or consulting with physicians and providers. Maintain a positive attitude. Ability to work well in a team environment.
The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class. Work is performed mostly in a clinic setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk, see and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, walk, bend, balance, crouch, kneel, reach and twist; and frequently use both hands to finger, handle, or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift, move, push/pull and/or carry up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far acuity and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
A valid Washington State drivers license is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe.