This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
The positions in this job family dispense appropriate doses of drugs to inpatients and outpatients as prescribed by a physician; manufacture sterile and non-sterile prescriptions; deliver drug information and instruction to health care professionals based on pharmacological expertise and the interpretation of Pharmacy policy.
Under the direct supervision of the T.H. Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Assistant fills medication orders for a Pharmacist to check before dispensing, and is also responsible for maintaining proper stocks of necessary pharmaceuticals and related supplies. Fills unit-dose carts from Pharmacy patient printouts, orders or medication fill lists; aseptically prepares sterile solutions for parenteral administration and accurately labels the same under Pharmacist supervision; accurately calculates and prepares drugs in dispensing areas to ensure stock is not expired or deteriorated; prepares laminar flow hoods for use each day and maintains proper sterile conditions; performs daily inventory of drugs stocked in dispensing and prepares requisitions for needed items; assumes additional duties as assigned.
AAS degree, completion of military or other formal pharmacy technician training program.
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