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  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Pharmacy Technicians assist pharmacists in the preparation of medications and perform other various pharmacy-related duties. Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital offer a 15-week program for employees who have been hired into the department. The information on this page is specific to the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. Pharmacy technicians' duties may vary with the institutions that employ them.

     

    Job responsibilities

    • Assist in the formulation and preparation of medications.
    • New medication orders pursuant to an order written by a physician or other legitimate prescriber for review and dispensing by a pharmacist.
    • Prepare intravenous mixtures and utilizing aseptic techniques in a controlled environment according to the computer generated and/or pharmacist approved formulation record, including proper labeling and expiration dating.
    • Prepare non-sterile pharmaceutical products according to the computer-generated and/or pharmacist approved formulation record, including proper labeling and expiration dating.
    • Enter medication orders in the computerized pharmacy system including appropriate production, formulation, dosage, frequency and duration of therapy for reviews and approval by a pharmacist.
    • Pick up medication orders and deliver medications to the patient units and other areas of the hospital.
    • Fill medication requisitions for departments and laboratories.
    • Maintain floor stocked medications.

    Educational requirements:

    • High school diploma with strong math skills
    • Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital offer a 15-week program.
    • Pharmacy technician trainees are paid an hourly wage during training.