$24.43-$33.01 Hourly / $1,954.38-$2,640.59 BiWeekly /
At the University of Connecticut Health Center this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor of technical pharmacy support staff in the dispensing of prescription medication and monitor of controlled substances inventories.
This class may be used in one or both of the following ways in a position:
Plans pharmacy support staff workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work; establishes and maintains pharmacy support staff procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; troubleshoots and reconciles service issues; ensures all pharmacy technicians complete/obtain annual certification/registration; monitors and participates in maintaining staff competencies; assists in maintaining regulatory readiness; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; participates in ensuring pharmacy quality assurance standards are maintained and safety related policies and procedures are implemented and followed; ensures proper receipt and inventory for controlled substances; analyzes daily Compare Report to ensure accurate receipt to designated location; investigates all controlled substance discrepancy resolutions and non-resolutions; prepares unresolved discrepancy reports; monitors filing and storage/security access for controlled substance returns to C2Safe; assists Pharmacist in Narcotic Drug Control management; performs electronic reconciliation of drug receipt, e.g. 340B program; reviews prescription charges for accuracy; performs Pharmacy Technician duties and related duties as required.
Knowledge of principles and practices of pharmacy operations; knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in prescribing, dispensing and record keeping of medications; knowledge of basic chemistry; some knowledge of documentation, quality assurance and security requirements of accrediting bodies; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to identify drugs, drug dosages, routes of administration, dosage forms and storage requirements; ability to utilize computer software; some ability to resolve conflict and mediate; some supervisory ability.
Completion of a recognized Pharmacy Technician training program and three (3) years of experience working as a registered Pharmacy Technician in an acute care hospital or long term care facility.
One (1) year of experience in a hospital setting at the level of a Pharmacy Technician may be substituted for the completion of a recognized Pharmacy Technician training program.
Incumbents in this class must be able to stand and/or walk for assigned shift; may have exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions and may be required to do some lifting.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Pharmacy Technician Coordinator in Salary Group FK 15 approved effective November 25, 2016. (Revised to modify Special Requirements) Action No. 18-060