delivers medications to designated areas under close supervision
and according to detailed instructions, policies and procedures.
This job refills and maintains automated dispensing machines;
prices manual medication orders, inventories and reorders stock in
the pharmacy; enters data into a computer system and prints labels
as necessary; reviews physician's orders and enters patient
medication orders into the pharmacy order entry system; identifies
problems with orders and notifies pharmacist or nursing when orders
need clarification or to request patient information (i.e.
allergies, height, weight) when needed; accurately compounds IV
Admixtures and other assigned preparations utilizing aseptic
technique and proper pharmaceutical procedures; maintains stock in
all assigned areas including the IV room and other pharmacy areas;
performs related clerical duties including typing, answering phone,
filing and greeting nurses and physicians at the Pharmacy window.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and
responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be
a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and
responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at Ochsner's
Required -High School diploma or equivalent
Preferred-1 year hospital experience
Required -1 year of college or completion of a para-professional
pharmacy training program, or Certified Pharmacy Technician
Licensure or National Certification
Preferred - Certified Pharmacy Technician License
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
- Skills to operate standard pharmacy and office equipment
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ensures customer service and teamwork while conducting
- Fills medication orders, charges/credits all
medication, stocks, delivers, and inspects assigned
- Prepares IV admixtures and other extemporaneous
compounds and enters TPN orders into the computer
- Maintains competency in professional growth and
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
Complies with the Ochsner Health System Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than
negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
(Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time)
to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only
a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it
requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when
it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or
pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires
working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing
and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those
materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of
maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial
setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though
the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).
Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue
and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to
perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.
The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable