UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

6041 (Classified Non Union)
8041 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform 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 perform area-specific technical pharmaceutical tasks on an inpatient nursing unit or an ambulatory clinic.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, independently perform 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.

TYPICAL WORK

Compound and prepare medications from physician orders for oral, intravenous, suppository and topical administration;

Prepare prescriptions from physician orders;

Check the work of other pharmacy technicians after receiving certification as a technician checker.

Assist in the training of pharmacy assistants, interns, and students;

Perform documentation functions in designated areas of the pharmacy;

Assist in the preparation and documentation of the process improvement program;

Perform charging and/or billing functions;

Perform order entry of medication orders into the pharmacy computer;

Perform the duties of Pharmacy Technician I;

May perform tasks related to drug acquisition and delivery such as maintaining assigned medication stations and investigating and monitoring resolution of discrepancies;

May maintain oversight of an automated pharmaceutical distribution system including system integrity and database transactions;

May assist in monitoring clinical trials of investigational drugs including perpetual inventory logs, storage and maintenance of supplies, and accountability and auditing of study materials;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Technician I

OR

equivalent education/experience.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.


New Class: 1-10-2003

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05