Pharmacy Lead Technician
The GW Medical Faculty Associates
Qatar,, United States
hace 3 días

Description The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) is a subcontractor for a government contract with Vectrus that provides health care services for Troop Medical Clinic (TMC), Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

Will provide oversight to pharmacy techs and will be responsible for knowing and understanding directives outlined in Army Regulation 40-

3, Policy memoranda published by MEDCOM, LRMC, and the USASWA MMC and MEDLOG pharmacist. Duties will include performing a wide variety of complex technical functions that require the application of an extensive knowledge of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy practice.

The Lead Pharmacy Technician will provide leadership and serve as a role model for other pharmacy technicians during the performance of daily pharmacy activities.

The Pharmacy Technician Lead will report to the Medical Services Manager (MSM) and be responsible to the Supervising Physician and Director of Health Services for delivering appropriate quality treatment to active duty military beneficiaries and command-

sponsored dependents, authorized Department of Defense personnel and authorized contract workers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following : - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for orientation and on the job training for new pharmacy technicians.
  • Develops and conducts regular trainings for the pharmacy technicians based on U.S. best practices, military regulations, policies and procedures, and TMC / Pharmacy standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Develops and conducts inservices for other staff members as needed to include the organization of the pharmacy, processes and procedures.
  • Organizes technicians work load and manages the schedule to include managing coverage for unanticipated absences.
  • Responsible for monitoring, conducting and maintaing the Quality Assurance program for the pharmacy and responsbile for updating and / or revising as necessary.
  • Must know the entire drug and supply formulary, the strengths / sizes, dosage forms (injectable, opthalmic, optic, nasal, oral, topical, tablet, capsule, regular, sustained action, oral liquids, concentrates, irrigating solutions, drug administration sets, and medical supplies).
  • Must be able to interpret a prescription label as to item, doasage form, quantity to dispense, auxillary label requirements and proper labeling procedures and follow safety precautions when filling prescriptions.
  • Must be knowledgeable in managing inventory and ordering medication to include establishing stock levels and conducting annual and semi-
  • annual (or more frequently as needed) inventory of the entire pharmacy to include vaccines.

  • Responsible for the complex procedures of filling prescriptions for a high volume outpatient pharmacy.
  • Must be able to follow safety precautions when filling prescriptions.
  • Must be able to interpret a prescription label as to item, dosage form, quantity to dispense, auxiliary label requirements and proper labeling procedures.
  • Must be able to follow safety precautions when filling prescriptions.
  • Responsible for properly filling out documentation on medication Dispensing Record.
  • Serves as a liaison between telephone callers and the Pharmacy Service in a highly complex position assuring that all calls are received, screened, routed and resolved according to the most recent policies and procedures.
  • Fills bottles and or packages with prescribed medications.
  • Types or prints label for bottles or packages
  • Responsible for understanding and adhering to TMC and Military and / or Q-BOSS quality assurance (QA) programs and requirements.
  • Will contribute as necessary to the development or revision of pharmacy specific aspects of the QA program.

  • Responsible for stocking shelves and properly recording inventory as per AR 40-3 or as otherwise directed.
  • Orders class VIII supplies for the pharmacy.
  • Manages Class VIII supplied and controlled and non-controlled medication.
  • Performs clerical duties as needed.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as required.
  • Perform clerical duties as the need arises. Performs other duties and assignments as required.
  • During downtime may be assigned special projects or other responsibilities.
  • Requirements Qualifications

    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.

    This person must be a US citizen.

    Education : - Requires high school diploma; Associates degree preferred in related field of study; current and valid U.S.

    certification, license and / or registration to practice as a pharmacy technician.

    Experience Requires as a minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a retail, hospital, medical center or nursing home required.

    Experience working in a military pharmacy or military medical setting is desired as well as supervisory experience.

    Must have sound knowledge of HIPAA concepts, practices, and procedures

    Must obtain and maintain current BLS certification.

    Excellent teamwork and communication skills.

    Must be able to coordinate the activities with a multi-national and culturally diverse work force.

    Possess knowledge of safety and environmental issues as they relate to Pharmacy Services.

    Competencies : - Must read, write, and speak English fluently and communicate orally with people from variety of backgrounds and with varying levels of understanding.

    Must be able to provide verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be proactive and solutions oriented. Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in handling confidential materials and matters.

    Flexibility to work effectively in a changing environment. Ability to adapt to changes in work environment, work assignments and / or changes in priorities.

    Must be capable of dealing with multiple problems simultaneously. Must be able to evaluate the ever changing needs of the clinic, make recommendations and present the information accordingly to the MSM as well as the Supervising Physician and / or Director of Health Services.

    Must present the demeanor of a health care professional. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations.

    Must be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people. Ability to meet deadlines; work under pressure and set priorities.

    Knowledge of pharmaceutical policies and procedures, equipment, terminology, nomenclature, etc. used in processing of pharmaceutical functions.

    Knowledge of and skills in operating a pharmacy computer system is required as well as, the ability to learn the military systems necessary to operate within the pharmacy of a Troop Medical Clinic.

    Must be capable of operating a personal computer equipped with Microsoft software. Be able to produce Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.

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