In state facilities this class is accountable for independently performing the full range of tasks in technical pharmacy functions in traditional drug distribution system, ambulatory patient services, sterile and non-sterile product formulations and Pharmacy Service Units.
Works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
May lead/supervise lower level staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Compounds and delivers medications and other pharmaceutical supplies;
Maintains pertinent operational records;
Orders supplies from bulk storage, restocks dispensing carts and delivers contents to patient care areas according to schedule;
Computes and compiles prescription charges;
Assists pharmacist in reviewing written prescriptions to determine ingredients needed and ensure established procedures followed;
Assists pharmacist in filling prescriptions from bulk stock;
Uses clean air center and sterile technique in filling and labeling syringes for delivery to patient care units;
Assists pharmacist in filling bottles, capsules or other package forms with measured amount of medications according to prescription specifications;
Types and affixes labels to containers showing identification data and directions for use;
Makes entries on and maintains patient medication profiles;
Maintains and stores inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies in dispensing area assigned under proper conditions of refrigeration and security;
Assists pharmacist in preparation of extemporaneous medications on an as-needed basis;
Maintains work area in clean and neat condition;
Prepares intravenous admixtures orders;
Assists in preparation of sterile and non-sterile products according to established procedures;
Orders and controls all necessary supplies from hospital stores;
Conducts special surveys under guidelines established by Director of Pharmacy or Pharmacist;
May serve as liaison between nursing units and pharmacy;
May sterilize injectable preparations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
basic principles and practices of a pharmacy operation;
basic chemistry; basic interpersonal skills;
oral and written communication skills;
perform mathematical calculations;
order supplies and maintain inventory;
follow oral and written instructions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience performing technical pharmacy duties.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Pharmacy Technician Trainee.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Successful completion of a training program as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain registration with the State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a certification as a Pharmacy Technician issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or any other equivalent pharmacy technician certification program approved by the department in accordance with C.G.S. Sec 20-598a.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Incumbents in this class may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions and may be required to do some lifting.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Pharmacy Technician (35 Hour) in Salary Group HN 13 approved effective May 10, 2019. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-094