FRx- Pharmacy Technician

Fresenius Medical Center Saint Petersburg, FL

About the Job

**PURPOSE AND SCOPE:** Performs general pharmacy technician duties and assists with counting and filling prescriptions. Contributes to the provision of quality pharmacy services to dialysis and other patients in accordance with state pharmacy regulations and Fresenius Medical Care Pharmacy policies and procedures. **PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:** + Under Pharmacist guidance and per company policies and procedures, assists with dispensing of products and performs general pharmacy technician duties as follows: + Monitors the drug file in the software application and prepares prescriptions for packaging/distribution. + Retrieves count and obtains prescription drugs, devices, and related materials from stock. + Counts and fills patient prescriptions based on order. + Prepares prescription labels to be placed on dispensing containers. + Attaches additional information and instructions on the dispensing container, when necessary. + Presents final dispensed product(s) to Pharmacist for verification and final check. + On occasion, compounds products such as creams, ointments, and liquid oral products. + On occasion, responsible for IV sterile compounding. + Ensures that pharmacy dispensing, compounding supplies, and preparation bench areas are clean and orderly at all times. Cleans equipment and sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods. + Assists with performing monthly inventory checks. Reviews stock for recalls and expired medications. Notifies Inventory Coordinator or supervisor if stock is low on a particular medication or product. + May assist in maintaining adequate levels of inventory by ordering drugs, devices, and related materials following established procedure. + Assists the shipping department with the packaging, distribution, and tracking of patient orders. + Prepares and labels stocked drugs, devices, and related materials for future dispensing. + Creates and updates patient’s health and demographic information in computer system. + Obtains and enters patient, medical, or prescription order data into the patient information system. + Maintains an orderly filing system, as applicable. + Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations. + Assist with various projects as assigned by direct supervisor. + Other duties as assigned. **Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.** **PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS** **:** The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. **EDUCATION** **:** + High School Diploma required + Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) required + Registered or able to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician in applicable state **EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:** + 1 – 2 years’ related experience. + Understanding of medical terminology and calculations is desirable. + Demonstrated skills or aptitude for learning the sterile admixture/aseptic technique is desirable. + Strong attention to detail. + Self-motivated with a strong work ethic. + Professional demeanor at all times. + Proficient with PCs. **EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity**