Status: Full Time Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
Work Schedule: Days with Weekend and Holiday Rotation Shift: 1:
Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 1.000000: Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133
Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy and Lead Clinical Pharmacist and under the supervision of Clinical Pharmacists and - where applicable the supervision of the Senior Pharmacy Technician & Buyer or other designated supervisory personnel - performs technical activities associated with dispensing pharmaceuticals.
High School diploma or GED
Six (6) months experience as a pharmacy technician required, or graduate of a formal Pharmacy Technician training program with Certification from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required.
If hired with 6 months experience, Pharmacy Technician Certification required within 1 year of hire (for new external hires or transfers from outside the department - current hospital or CH transfers)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Ability to successfully pass a test of pharmacy math (grade of 80% or higher)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to operate office equipment, personal computer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, hospital information systems, automated dispensing units and various other types of pharmacy automation
Proficient at report generation from various information systems
Proficiency in metric system and various types of pharmacy math calculations
Communicates effectively with physicians, nurses and other health professionals in matters pertaining to pharmacy services
Good manual dexterity (typing).
Proficient in data entry
Works in office/warehouse setting with regular trips to patient care areas
Normal heat, light and safe working environment, typical of most office jobs
Works at computer intermittently for short periods of time, inputting or retrieving data and generating labels and reports
Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions