Pharmacy Technician 9am-5pm

Job Details

General Summary of Position
Performs technical duties related to drug distribution and dispensing as a member of the pharmaceutical team to improve the outcome and quality of patient care, under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares all medications, including narcotics, for dispensing, which includes drug selection, labeling, and packaging.
  • Enters medication orders in the computer system, evaluating/editing patient data, checking for drug allergies and duplications, calculating dosage conversions, and determining the number of doses/dosage forms needed.
  • Picks up medication orders from the patient care area at scheduled times.
  • Delivers filled orders to assigned nursing units and departments as scheduled.
  • Assists in checking or investigating missing dose requests.
  • Prepares parenteral admixture solutions.
  • Interprets medication orders for appropriate strength, route, frequency, and duration.
  • Monitors stock inventory levels, and expiration dates, and replenishes supplies of all stock drugs, communicating status/availability of drugs ie. out of stock drugs.
  • Processes drug charges/credits.
  • Performs quality improvement activities such as code carts, Pyxis, and checking outdated medications.
  • Responds to phone calls regarding medication orders.
  • Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations standards in all activities.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Some college preferred


    • 3-4 years 2-4 years of hospital pharmacy experience (with IV admixture) preferred

    Licenses and Certifications

    • LPT - Licensed Pharmacy Tech Registry with the D.C. Board of Pharmacy required

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must have the ability to utilize computer equipment, prepackaging machines, needles/syringes, and medication carts.
    • Needs basic mathematical skills and a working knowledge of the metric system.

    Why MedStar Health?
    At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

    • Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
    • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
    • Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
    • More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

    About MedStar Health
    MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It s how we treat people.

    MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

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