Nov 19, 2021

Certified Pharmacy Technician

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

The Certified Pharmacy Technician aids pharmacists in providing pharmaceutical care services to patients by assisting in the preparation, dispensing, record keeping, and transporting of medications for all patients including the following age groups: neonatal, pediatric, adolescence, adult, and geriatric. Under minimal supervision, this role performs the required duties of a technician at a high level of proficiency, demonstrating exemplary work behaviors and ownership for the success of the work area.This position also learns, performs and completes assignments/responsibilities assigned during the transitional duty period.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Current licensure with the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy
By virtue of societal trust and security explicitly imparted to pharmacies for the control of drugs, candidate/incumbent must have a clean criminal record (i.e. no felony conviction; no drug or pharmacy related convictions, including misdemeanors; no denial, suspension, revocation, or restriction of registration or licensure by any State Board of Pharmacy)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
Current licensure with the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy

Experience REQUIRED: N/A

Experience PREFERRED:
One year previous pharmacy practice experience in a similar setting
Previous experience using a standard keyboard and typing speed of 20-30 words per minute

Education/training REQUIRED:
High school diploma or equivalent

Education/training PREFERRED: N/A

Independent action(s) required:
Performs tasks designated by the pharmacist to assist in patient care that do not legally require a pharmacist’s supervision or verification.
Communicates effectively with all staff members.
Identifies equipment or operational problems and brings them to the attention of a pharmacist or pharmacy manager.
Interacts with other health care practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements:
Must be available to work all shifts, weekends, holidays, and emergency coverage.

Age Specific groups served: All

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent, change

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