The Inpatient Pharmacy Technician works in the inpatient section of Pharmacy Service, processing and filling inpatient medication orders (unit dose, IV admixture, ward stock, etc.) at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. The incumbent will ensure productivity is maintained at the established level for the program for which they are responsible. Duties may include, but are not limited to, maintaining the medication storage and stocking processes for the Automated Dispensing System (ADC), communicating department requests and needs to ancillary departments both verbally and written, and the training of staff in departmental processes and procedures as appropriate. Unit Dose Prepares individual unit does medications to be dispensed to inpatient areas (unit dose carts), and/or fills unit dose carts for patient care. The incumbent follows departmental policy & procedures when preparing & handling medications identified as hazardous per NIOSH regulations (i.e. Chemotherapy). A pharmacist reviews all orders for therapeutic propriety, the technician reviews all orders for technical accuracy and convenes the order, if necessary, so that the item dispensed corresponds to the drug and dose ordered. Sterile Product Compounding/Extraneous Compounding Responsible for preparation of complicated parenteral admixtures to be delivered in the form of large volume, small volume, infusion syringe etc., and for the manufacturing of parenteral nutrition admixtures under a sterile environment. Responsible for preparation of sterile pharmaceuticals which are associated with a high degree of toxicity (i.e. antineoplastic agents). Interprets the medication order request, selecting and measuring appropriate ingredients, mixing ingredients in a safe and effective manner, inspecting the final product for accuracy, suitability and elegance, labeling the product, maintaining records of the manufacturing process and supplying the product for delivery only after a final check has been performed by the pharmacist. Ward Stock/Inventory Management Fills automatic replenishment requests for ward or clinic stock. Inventories and replenishes emergency code carts. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; 7:30am - 4:00pm; rotating weekends & holidays. * Must be able to work adjusted schedules and rotating shifts as assigned. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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