State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2
Performs specialized, technical pharmaceutical tasks such as maintaining a narcotics vault, maintaining an automated medication distribution system and performing unit dose medication checking in a central pharmacy that supports one or more satellite pharmacies operating under the supervision of an on-site pharmacist or performs area-specific technical pharmaceutical tasks on an inpatient nursing unit or an ambulatory clinic.
Under general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, independently performs specialized, technical pharmaceutical functions such as unit dose medication checking, maintaining a specific area or function within the pharmacy, acting as a resource for medication distribution systems, and/or serving as a liaison for assigned nursing units or ambulatory clinics.
Compounds and prepares medications from physician orders for oral, intravenous, suppository and topical administration;
Prepares prescriptions from physician orders;
Checks the work of other pharmacy technicians after receiving certification as a technician checker;
Assists in training of pharmacy assistants, interns, and students;
Performs documentation functions in designated areas of the pharmacy;
Assists in the preparation and documentation of the process improvement program;
Performs charging and/or billing functions;
Performs the duties of Pharmacy Technician 1;
Performs tasks related to drug acquisition and delivery such as maintaining assigned medication stations and investigating and monitoring resolution of discrepancies;
Maintains oversight of an automated pharmaceutical distribution system including system integrity and database transactions;
Assists in monitoring clinical trials of investigational drugs including perpetual inventory logs, storage and maintenance of supplies, and accountability and auditing of study materials;
Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Technician 1
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-10-2003
General revision. Revises title (formerly Pharmacy Technician II), class code (formerly 6041), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.