Fills and delivers medication orders/prescriptions for hospital inpatients and outpatients. Fills standing inpatient medication orders in individual cassettes following computer generated lists and fills new orders/prescriptions from physician orders. Delivers cassettes and individual medications to units and collects new medication orders according to established procedures and schedules.
Prepares patient medications in accordance with established protocols, methods and techniques. Measures, mixes and compounds irrigation's, parenteral, intravenous and oral medications in specified volumes, dosages, concentrations and manual addition of medication and/or electrolytes to TPN's under RPh direct supervision. Prepares special dilutions of non-controlled and controlled substances as needed. Labels and records manufactured medications as required.
Receives and fills pharmaceutical supply requests for nursing units, satellite locations and other areas. Monitors, restocks and rotates routine supplies, removing and replacing outdated products and processing related patient charges and credits. Restocks emergency code cart trays and prepares and maintains corresponding logs and records. Performs all automated dispensing functions.
Performs routine quality control and equipment maintenance tasks according to established procedures and schedules. Prepares and maintains related logs and records. Maintains neatness and organization of work area.
Answers, screens and routes telephone calls as needed. Refers any medical/drug information questions or administrative inquiries to the pharmacist.
Trains to measure, mix and compound automated TPNs, irrigations, and chemotherapy drugs in specified volumes, dosages and concentrations. Trains to prepare research study medications as needed. Labels and records manufactured medications as required.
Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required:
Work requires completion of two years of education at an approved College/School of Pharmacy in which the candidate is currently enrolled.
Work requires the analytical skills to gather and interpret data in situations in which the information or problems are relatively routine.
Work requires the ability to understand and respond to written or verbal instructions. Incumbents must respond appropriately to instructions, questions or requests for information
Certification, Registration, or Licensure Required:
Current registration as a Pharmacy Intern by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.
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