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Pharmacy Technician PRN

Cleveland Clinic
Akron, OH 44308
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Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician PT/PRN is responsible for performing routine pharmacy duties and assisting the registered Pharmacists with technical pharmacy operations. Assignments include the cleanroom for sterile compounding of IV medications. The Pharmacy Technician works in accordance with established practices, procedures, and administrative policies.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist pharmacists in filling inpatient orders, including completion of necessary documentation.
  • Prepare, deliver and collect all pharmacy items throughout the medical center including re-stocking of automated dispensing cabinets.
  • Perform floor checks, stock checks, and assigned unit review as required.
  • Completes all Pharmacy Keeper Activities and inspections assigned to their position.
  • Assist Pharmacists in monitoring stock for outdated medications and properly dispose of them in a timely manner.
  • Process medication returns/refunds to patient accounts.
  • Compounds non-sterile medications according to USP795 regulations.
  • Prepackage medication as necessary and according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Answers telephones and assists callers with needs that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist.
  • Must be able to interact with EPIC, our dispensing automation software (e.g. Omnicell, Swisslog, etc.) and Pharmacy Keeper software to answer all questions related to the processing of a medication order.
  • Assist customers at service window including house staff, couriers and others as needed.
  • Perform general cleaning duties as assigned to maintain cleanliness of the pharmacy area and regulatory compliance in the I.V. admixture areas.
  • Continually demonstrate behavior that anticipates and meets the needs of patients and other pharmacy department personnel.
  • Cleanroom Assignments:
    • Perform sterile compounding in compliance with USP <797> regulations.
    • Performs sterile compounding of hazardous medications according to USP<800> regulations.
    • Maintains compliance with all written and hands on aseptic technique testing according to USP <797> regulations.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Follows Hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.
    • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department-specific competencies and requirements.


      • High school graduate or GED required.
      • Prefer Associates degree or some college coursework.


        • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) verified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
        • Upon hire, registration as a Certified Pharmacy Technician, Registered Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Registration as a Certified Pharmacy Technician with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy is required within 6 months. 
        • Prefer CPhT-CSP (Compound Sterile Preparation).

          Complexity of Work:

          • Successful completion of pharmacy department training program for Pharmacy Technicians including USP <797> sterile compounding competencies, and USP<800> competencies is required for all Technicians assigned to the cleanroom
          • Ability to work harmoniously and efficiently with other personnel both within and external to the pharmacy.
          • Ability to complete tasks accurately and efficiency with minimal direct supervision.
          • Maintain all requirements for continuous certification as CPhT.

            Work Experience:

            • Previous experience as a pharmacy technician.
            • Proficient typing skills required.
            • Prefer experience in a hospital inpatient pharmacy.
            • Prefer experience in a USP797 compliant sterile products compounding room.
            • Prefer experience with EPIC electronic healthcare record other similar programs.
            • Prefer understanding of medical terminology and calculations.
            • Prefer proficiency in technical skills used in pharmacy practice

              Physical Requirements:

              • Ability to perform work which requires constant standing and walking.
              • A willingness to perform work which has infrequent disagreeable features and safety hazards.

                Personal Protective Equipment:

                • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

                  The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic&rsquo;s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                  Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


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Posted: 2020-03-20 Expires: 2020-10-19

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