This job is a
member of the inpatient pharmacy team and work directly with the
department pharmacists to maintain and improve pharmacy services
for the assigned areas. Responsible for the maintenance of Pyxis
MedStation system for adult and pediatric inpatient areas at the
Medical Center under the supervision of pharmacist.
Required – High School diploma or equivalent
Required – 2 years of experience as a
Required – Pharmacy Technician Certification in the state
National Pharmacy Technician Certification
Pyxis Certification must be obtained within 90 days of
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information.
Must have working knowledge of pharmaceutical mathematics
Must have working knowledge of sterile technique and demonstrate
aseptic technique proficiency
Must have working knowledge of safety guidelines for handling
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
Skills to operate standard pharmacy and office equipment.
Strong interpersonal skills.
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).
Coordinate the setup, installation, and expansion of Pyxis
Communicate the status of Pyxis product
projects/activities/issues to pharmacy and nursing staffs.
Review reports of nursing activities and discrepancies, and
refer to pharmacist or nurse manager according to policy and
Participate in policy and procedure development and review of
Pyxis MedStation system.
Assist in resolving Pyxis MedStation system issues as a member
of a multidisciplinary team.
Manage inventory of Pyxis MedStation systems.
Review and adjust inventory max and min levels.
Review all Batch reports (e.g., Refill, Stock-out, All Station
Events, Charges and Credits, Discrepancies, Overrides).
Facilitate and monitor pharmacy staff training (new and current
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.
The employer 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 essential functions of this job include (but are not
limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20
pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100
pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting,
there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous
medications or hazardous waste within the environment through
receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing,
administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The
risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job
duties of the role.