Pharmacy Tech I

MedStar St Mary's Hospital Leonardtown, MD

About the Job

Pharmacy Tech

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

Nestled in the waterside community of Leonardtown, Maryland, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is a full-service hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. With innovative technology and a dedication to excellence, our staff is committed to providing you and your family quality medical care with a compassionate touch. Whether you receive medical care, utilize rehabilitative therapy or participate in a community screening, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital places a priority on delivering a positive healthcare experience

  • Job Summary
    • Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, assists in performing routine technical duties such as compounding, packaging, distribution, IV admixtures, electronic order entry, inventory control, and storage of pharmaceutical items. Fills routine orders for nonprescription pharmaceuticals
  • Minimum Qualifications
      • High school diploma or equivalent.
      • Certified as a Pharmacy Technician.
      • Registered with the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy Required.
      • Minimum score of 60% on the Typing, Microsoft Word and Basic Math skills tests.
    • Preferred Qualifications
      • Six months hospital or general pharmacy experience preferred. 
      • General under-standing of pharmacy aspects preferred. 
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Reads handwritten prescriptions and prepares labels which, accurately and understandably, represent the abbreviations and symbols contained in the prescriber's written directions.
    • Assists in the review and implementations of automated equipment such as computers, robotics, dispensing and packaging equipment.
    • Readily retrieves accurate, appropriate information from printed sources such as: United states Pharmacopeia, American Hospital Formulary Service, Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR), Facts and Comparisons, etc.
    • Prepares sterile, parenteral products, such as intravenous admixtures, using proper aseptic techniques.  Must be familiar with the noxious, flammable, or caustic chemicals used in extemporaneous compounding.
    • Serves as a pharmacy liaison with hospital associates and patient care units via telephone and in person.
    • Accurately performs compounding, mixing, measuring, manufacturing and packaging of drugs, according to established legal and professional standards.  Accurately performs necessary calculations.  Accurately performs measuring, weighing, mixing, diluting, counting and transferring procedures.  Skillfully performs trituration, levitation and other manipulative dispensing techniques.  Under the direction of the pharmacist, combines drugs and pharmaceutical adjuvants to produce aesthetically presentable drugs.
    • Packages and stores drugs in a manner which maintains stability, security and proper appearance while in clinical use or storage. Orders, receives and maintains stock of drugs and related supplies.  Performs efficient inventory control.  Stores controlled, hazardous drugs and chemicals under proper security.  Requisitions pharmaceuticals and supplies.
    • Responsible for daily and/or monthly floor checks, and for completion of the Medication Quality Improvement Rounds form, in order to assure compliance with J.C.A.H. Standards.
    • Performs other duties as assigned and maintains the requirements of clinical ladder.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.