State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN LEAD
Leads Pharmacy Technicians and others; performs a variety of technical and specialized pharmaceutical tasks in a pharmacy; assists with the development and implementation of procedures.
Under general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of others.
Directs the work of interns, students, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy assistants;
Assists in coordinating and conducting the instruction and training on technical, specialized and distributive functions;
Participates in the development and implementation of procedures;
Assists in maintaining accurate time and attendance records;
Schedules pharmacy technician and pharmacy assistant staff;
Performs documentation functions, including billing, in designated areas of the pharmacy;
Monitors and performs in-house manufacturing of pharmaceuticals;
Performs order entry of medication orders into the pharmacy computer;
Assists with periodic peer review and evaluation of pharmacy assistants and interns;
Participates in process improvement program development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring;
Performs the duties of Pharmacy Technician 2;
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: clinical pharmaceutical practices; drug control laws; pharmacy practice laws and regulations; Attorney General opinions; effective and efficient inspection and/or investigation techniques; practices and structures of various law enforcement agencies; rules of evidence and laws of arrest, search and seizure; procedures before administrative hearings and criminal courts.
Ability to: investigate complaints; coordinate and monitor a region-wide program; work effectively in situations requiring extreme tact and good judgment; write and speak clearly and concisely.
One year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician 2
Class Specification History
New Class: 6-3-88
Revise Class/Title: 1-10-2003
General revision. Revises class code (formerly 6036), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.