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Certified Pharmacy Technician

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Warren
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

Reports to Title: Pharmacy Supervisor, Manager, or Director

Mercy Health

About Us

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences)

Under general supervision, assist the pharmacist in processing of medication orders by selecting, assembling, and preparing medications to be dispensed for inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) services. The Certified Pharmacy Technician will have a variety of job responsibilities within the pharmacy that may encompass various activities.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Functions (7-10) Statements - List the essential functions of the job. Essential functions are the

reasons a job exists.

Assisting the pharmacist in preparation of medications for patients within an inpatient (acute care; hospital) and/or outpatient (ambulatory; retail; home infusion) service area. Functions include, accepting new written, faxed or electronic prescription orders from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent; accepting new verbal prescription orders for non-controlled drugs from a prescriber or a prescriber's agent as authorized by state

law and responsible pharmacist authorization.

Entering information into and retrieving information from an electronic health record or prescription processing computer system. Ensuring the accurate charge and credit functions related to medication orders

are processed for patient billing.

Preparing and affixing labels; stocking prescription drugs and retrieving those drugs from inventory locations; counting and pouring drugs into containers prior to dispensing by a pharmacist; performing non-sterile drug

compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia

Stocking automated drug dispensing cabinets, floor stock, and crash carts; Transport of medications by vehicle

to off-site locations. Operating technology used for drug dispensing (robotics)

As permitted by state law/regulations: Accepting verbal refill authorizations for dangerous drugs that are not controlled substances from a prescriber or the prescriber's agent, so long as there is no change from the original prescription and clarifying prescriptions when no professional judgment is needed; Sending or receiving copies of non-controlled prescriptions (ie. Prescription transfers). Technician checking of associate

technician work prior to dispensing.

Assisting in the education and precepting of new pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and participation in performance improvement activities.

Outpatient: Packaging and selling a prescription drug to a patient or patient representative and assisting with

insurance claim processing. Performing diagnostic laboratory testing as defined in state laws/guidelines.

Inpatient/Home infusion: Performing sterile drug compounding as defined under guidelines published by United States Pharmacopeia and infection-control procedures

Assist in maintaining a clean and safe work environment. Other functions as outlined, and in accordance with,

respective State Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Pharmacy Technicians may practice at

the top of their respective State Licensing Board Regulations.

Patient Population

The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care. This is a Joint Commission requirement. Also, select the age of the patient population served:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients

served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care

needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Infant (1-12 months)

Adults (18-64 years).

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Not applicable to this position.

Employment Qualifications

Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Required Minimum Education:

High School Diploma or GED or foreign school

diploma equivalent to a U.S. high

school diploma



Preferred Education



Completion of ASHP/ACPE tech training program - or - pharmacy technician training via Armed Forces/Veterans Affairs - or respective state department approved career tech high school


Licensing/ Certification - If registration, certification or licensure is required, include the name of the

accrediting or licensing body.

Licensure/Certification Required

ExCPT Certification provided by the National Health Career

Association or Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification and registration with State Board of Pharmacy

Valid state driver's license

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

Preferred Retail, Ambulatory, Outpatient, Hospital, Acute Care, or Home Infusion pharmacy experience, but not required

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Mathematics skills appropriate to complete common pharmacy calculations. Exhibit proficient use of common computer hardware and software applications.

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:



Pharmacy - St. Joseph

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com%28546300%

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