Job Title: Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
Reports To: VP of Pharmacy Operations
Summary: The Pharmacy Technician Supervisor is responsible for the Pharmacy Technicians in the day to day follow thru of tasks necessary to ensure accurate and timely delivery of medications to the end user in the long-term care, hospice and home care settings. This position is hands on and will be expected to assist staff in completing the workload.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
For internal candidates, superior work performance may substitute for length of pharmacy operations experience.
- Previous supervisory experience preferred
- Three or more years pharmacy operations experience is desirable
- High school graduate or equivalent
- National Pharmacy Technician Certification is required.
- Possess the necessary skills and knowledge of all pharmacy automation to oversee the training of pharmacy technicians
- Ability to demonstrate leadership skills in a production orientated environment
- Good organizational and time-management skills
- Ability to accurately fill orders within an established time frame
- Knowledge of basic drug terminology, pharmaceutical calculations, drug uses, and aseptic technique
- Basic knowledge of computers including word processing and data entry
- Dependable in attendance and job performance
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
- Have the ability to plan and problem solve
- Ability to work effectively on a team
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
I. Filling Prescriptions (70%)
- Dispenses medications in proper container based on facility expectations
- Fills prescriptions within established time frame
- Prepares compounding medications with the use of pharmacy scales; compound pads, jars etc.
- Completes compounding records by filling out lot numbers and expiration dates
- Generates labels and/or delivery receipts
II. Supervisory Duties (25%)
- Assists Manager of Pharmacy Technicians with management of pharmacy technicians
- Participates in disciplinary actions of technicians
- Assists with performance evaluations
- Participates/coordinates orientation and training of new staff
- Coordinates the pharmacy technician schedule
- Assists the Manager of Pharmacy Technicians with Department measurements
- Ensures cleanliness of pharmacy area on a daily basis
- Assists the Manager with training staff on new processes
III. Work Flow Duties (5%)
- Coordinates ordering of product with purchasing department
- Back-up support for technician functions when there are scheduling gaps
- Other duties as assigned
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.