Pharmacy Technician- PRN
Company: Katmai Government Services
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Average 40 hours per week. Slight changes to the work hours may
occur depending on assigned duty location and coverage
Fills prescriptions under the supervision of Pharmacist. Mixes
pharmaceutical preparations, fills bottles with prescribed tablets
and capsules, and types of labels for bottles. Receives and stores
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Check prescriptions for patient eligibility, drug availability,
usage, dosage, mode and rate of administration, completeness of
directions and possible incompatibilities noted from referencing
the patients medication profile.
- Fill prescriptions, including controlled drug prescriptions, by
selecting the correct drug and dosage form, reducing the drug from
bulk to the quantity prescribed, compounding when necessary, and
packaging the drug in appropriate container.
- Exercise care in the handling of drugs, especially controlled
substances, to assure that legal and agency regulations and
instructions are followed, that proper and complete record-keeping
is maintained, and that the drug storage areas are stocked, safe
- Inform pharmacist and/or notify prescriber when there are
questionable dosages, or possible therapeutic incompatibilities
based on a review of the patients medication profile. The providers
may be internal to the MTF or TRICARE network providers, so these
interactions could be in-person, or via telephone, e-mail, or faxed
request. Document all changes on the hardcopy prescription or in
the comment field in the military EHR, to include Composite Health
Care System (CHCS), Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology
Application (AHLTA), or other future systems.
- Consult with pharmacist and advise nurses and members of
medical staff of matters such as contraindications, side effects,
and adverse reactions; and suggest alternative medications as
- Determine the validity of drugs prescribed by the numerous
physician extenders, ensuring the drug prescribed is on the
particular physician extenders list.
- Furnish guidance to government personnel on current Pharmacy
and Therapeutics Committee policies, applicable Federal and State
laws, Air Force Instructions, new preparations, drugs of choice,
methods of compounding non-standard preparations and special
formulas suggested or requested by the professional medical
- Annotate prescriptions with initials and/or numbered stamp to
show dispensing check has been performed.
- Routinely refer to standard reference texts and journals to
keep abreast of current trends, new drugs, and new uses for current
- Compound medication for inpatient or outpatient use which
require extemporaneous manufacturing procedures.
- Perform supply process duties including placing new orders,
stocking/restocking shelves, inventory maintenance, producing not
in stock reports.
- Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Perform other duties as assigned to include efforts to reduce
retail pharmacy costs.
Position consists of sitting for long periods of time, using
hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and arms, speaking or
translating. Periods of walking, standing, bending, kneeling,
stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.
Moderate to extended periods of office work with heavy periods of
computer usage. May be assigned occasional to moderate periods of
analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning abilities. It is
Katmai's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable
accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to
all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
Work is performed primarily indoors at a well-lit military
treatment facility such as a clinic, outpatient facility or
hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but
conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need
to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick
thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide
variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and
abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids,
latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be
exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work
is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high
emotional element. Decisions made may substantially impact patients
and their families.
- Graduation from a Pharmacy Technician program accredited by the
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), or
certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
(PTCB), or successful completion of a formal pharmacy technician
training program (i.e., a technical, hospital, or retail-based
program). A written copy of the graduation certificate shall be
provided to the Government QAP before contractor employee work
- Be capable of functioning independently as a pharmacy
technician and able to obtain national certification through the
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board within 1 year of being
employed (this requirement may be waived by the Government Pharmacy
Manager or Pharmacy Flight Commander in consideration of
exceptional experience or qualifications).
- Must have and maintain current certification in Basic Life
Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross. This certificate must be
current at all times.
- Must obtain and maintain the sites required health screening
and immunization requirements.
- Must obtain and maintain any necessary security access and/or
- Must obtain and maintain all required documents,
certifications, licenses, etc. listed on the credentialling
checklist, sent by Katmai's Credentialing Specialist, for this
position for initial hire.
- Contractor personnel must be able to read, understand, speak,
and write English fluently.
CSS Compensation And Benefits Package
- Pay: 17.02 per hour
- SCA Health and Welfare: $4.22/hr paid toward employee only
medical insurance. Any remainder paid in cash on bi-weekly
- Eligible Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long and
short term disability, 401k, EAP
- Vacation, Sick time and Holiday pay per the wage
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on
the company website, https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/
We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to age,
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or
any other characteristic protected by law.
Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Descendants of
Shareholders and Spouses of Shareholders in accordance with Title
43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2000e - 2(i).
Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and
employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing,
or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other
applicants or employees.
Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster:
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