The Supervisor – Pharmacy Inpatient Technician maintains competency and is able to perform duties of all technician levels (I-V). This supervisor is responsible for supervising the efficient and accurate provision of medication handling and storage by technicians according to established standards of practice. The supervisor coordinates general supervision of technician assignments and tasks. Under the direction of the pharmacy manager, assists in the supervision, scheduling, payroll maintenance and administration of disciplinary action of technical personnel.
This position participates in recruitment activities and decisions to hire or terminate. The supervisor also coordinates orientation training and provides training/in-services in specialty areas. Initiates performance improvement activities to increase the scope and quality of pharmacy services and customer service. Performs the duties of a technician when required.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent and successful completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program or equivalent is required. College degree preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: CPhT certification and New Jersey Board of Pharmacy registration. Certification in aseptic sterile compounding.
EXPERIENCE: 5 years of relevant pharmacy technician experience and 1 year of relevant supervisory experience are required.
Demonstrates the competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool for this position.
Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g., use of a computer keyboard). May require lifting and carrying light loads (up to 40 lbs.), including boxes, equipment and IV solutions, and stooping or kneeling (e.g., to pick up items from the floor, to remove and replace items on lower shelves, to file documents in lower file drawers). Sitting, walking or standing for long periods of time (4–8 hours) are often necessary. Normal range of hearing and vision to perform work and communicate.
Schedule may require rotating shifts and weekend coverage.
Ability to work independently and handle stress appropriately. Ability to work cooperatively with health system and pharmacy staff. Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule. Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions and respond quickly to pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, acute care, psychiatric, oncology and obstetric patients. Ability to evaluate medical literature.
Potential for exposure to infectious patients or materials is negligible. Potential for exposure to hazardous and toxic substances, including chemotherapy, cytotoxic drugs and cleaning solutions. Potential for musculoskeletal injuries if proper lifting and carrying techniques are not used.
This position reports to department leadership and supervises incumbents as assigned.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.