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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 296J
Category: Health Care


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.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of others.

Typical Work

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.

Legal Requirement(s)

State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician 2


Equivalent education/experience.

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.