L1 Pharmacy Technician - IV - Pharmacy - Gainesville
Job Opening Summary
Responsible for performing technical and clerical duties within
the inpatient pharmacy distribution system. The IV Pharmacy
Technician is responsible for sterile compounding using the
principles of aseptic technique. Compounded sterile preparations
(CSPs) are prepared in compliance with USP 797 utilizing laminar
airflow workbenches and/or biological safety cabinets. Tasks
include medication and supply inventory management, medication
preparation, medication distribution to patient care units and
automated dispensing cabinets, regulatory compliance and other
tasks necessary to support safe medication distribution.
Competencies required for Pharmacy Technician Level 1 must be
successfully completed within 6 months of start date and at annual
Job Opening Qualifications
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 1. EDUCATION: a.
High School diploma or equivalent required. 2. EXPERIENCE AND
TRAINING: a. At least one of the following qualifications is
preferred: i. One year of hospital or community pharmacy experience
ii. Experience with aseptic technique, sterile compounding, and USP
797 requirements iii. Completion of Military Hospital Core school
and/or Field Medical Service school iv. One year (24 credit hours)
of college level study which must include successful completion of
the following subjects: Algebra, Chemistry, Biology 3. JOB
KNOWLEDGE/CHARACTERISTICS: a. Successful completion of all
competencies required for the Pharmacy Technician Level 1 position,
including all new hire competencies. Successful completion of
departmental competencies defined as score of at least 85%. b.
Demonstrate ability to lift 30+ pounds c. Demonstrate ability to
operate calculator, telecommunication equipment, and computer
workstation d. Successful completion of aseptic technique
assessment and other required IV competencies e. Demonstrate
comprehensive knowledge of compounding sterile products (including
hazardous agents) f. Demonstrate a knowledge of medications
including brand and generic names g. Maintain baseline math
competency; perform necessary calculations to accurately prepare
medication doses h. Demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with
state and federal pharmacy laws, rules, and regulatory standards i.
Foster a customer oriented and hospitable work environment.
Facilitate communication within and across departments. j.
Demonstrate safety, accuracy, and timeliness when completing work
k. Demonstrate ability to triage work appropriately
As a condition of employment within the Pharmacy Services
Department of Shands Hospital all employees must be accessible by
telephone. This requires each employee to provide and maintain a
valid telephone number to the department Staff Assistant, in order
for the department to reach them in the event of hospital need
Motor Vehicle Operator Designation: Employees in this
Will not operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose
NOTE: A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her
personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least
five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150
miles per week in the performance of his/her job.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: All Pharmacy Technicians
must be registered with the Florida Board of Pharmacy as a
Registered Pharmacy Technician or licensed Pharmacist Intern prior
to their first day of employment.