Gritman Medical Center

  • Pharmacy Technician

    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Gritman Medical Center
  • Overview


    Performs many pharmacy-related functions under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and perform all administrative functions of the department that do not require professional judgment or extensive technical training.


    Required Licenses
    Current Pharmacy Technician in the State of Idaho.


    Minimum Work Experience
    Previous experience as a Pharmacy Technician preferred.


    Required Skills
    Computer skills and adequate typing speed preferred.


    Essential Functions:

    • Prepares prescriptions for dispensing by the pharmacist and fills stock replacements. 
    • Makes requisitions for drugs and supplies with professional guidance from the pharmacist. 
    • Orders, receives, and maintains inventory of drugs and chemicals, and ensures their security. 
    • Helps maintain orderly, clean environment, including cleanliness of pharmacy stock and supplies. 
    • Helps prepare stock orders, requisitions, and disbursements. 
    • Under direction of pharmacist, removes unneeded or outdated drugs from stock and prepares for return or disposal. 
    • Performs general clerical duties for the department.


    Organizational Expections:

    • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
    • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
    • Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet environment.
    • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice.
    • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
    • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
    • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential information.
    • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in The Gritman Way.


    Population Served
    Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.


    Physical Demands

    1. Lifting: Occasional lift to a maximum of 25 lbs. from floor to waist height from floor to waist and 12 lbs. to overhead height (2 x hr. up to 8 x day). No frequent lifts. Items lifted-IV bags and boxes. 
    2. Push/Pull: Minimal force required to push carts 100-200 feet.
    3. Carry: Maximum of 25 lb. box for 20 feet
    4. Fine Motor: High degree of fine motor skill to mix medications, manipulate syringes, etc…
    5. Standing: Up to 60 minutes at one time, up to 8 hours per day
    6. Sitting: Up to 60 minutes at one time, up to 8 hours per day
    7. Kneeling: Up to 5 minutes at one time, up to 5 minutes per day
    8. Stooping: Up to 5 minutes at one time up to 5 minutes per day
    9. Climbing: UP to 2 minutes at one time up to 20 minutes per day
    10. Other: Occasional reaching/handing for preparing medications for distribution. Frequent fingering to type, write, and use the phone and computer. Constant talking, hearing, and seeing to interact with patient and other healthcare providers with frequent visual acuity sufficient to count and dispense medication.

    Environmental Conditions
    Location: Inside. Occasional exposure to wet and humidity through water and hand washing. Occasional exposure to noise caused by intermittent distractions from computer printer and telephones. Occasional exposure to toxic and caustic chemical with chemotherapeutic medications. Minimal exposure to biohazardous blood and body fluids.




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