Specification for Class
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
18948 (SEIU LOCAL 1199NW HMC PHARMACY TECHNICIANS)
18041 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
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.
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.
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.
Six months of experience as a Pharmacy Technician 1
State of Washington Pharmacy Technician certification.
New to SEIU 1199NW, March 16, 2017: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision to add this title to SEIU 1199NE pharmacy technician bargaining unit, effective August 4, 2016 (Case #128167-E-16). Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 16041, PHARMACY TECHNICIAN 2/Washington State Job Code 296I.
General revision. Revises title (formerly Pharmacy Technician II), class code (formerly 6041), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.
New Class: 1-10-2003