Pharmacy Technician (PRN)

Job Category: Shift Type:
Arkansas Heart Hospital Little Rock, AR

Position Summary

Responsible for assisting with planning, organizing, directing, executing, and evaluating all aspects of the pharmacy services for the hospital. Under the supervision of a Registered Pharmacist, interprets and processes physicians orders, provides drug information, continuous quality improvement activities, participates in discharge planning and performs non-distributive services, such as drug-level monitoring, that are established by policy.

Primary Duties

Patient Care:

– Exercises appropriate clinical judgment in reviewing and evaluating

patient’s drug therapy. Collaborates with medical and nursing staff

to provide quality patient care.

– Reviews, compounds, and accurately dispenses pharmaceuticals and IV

admixtures from a direct copy of the physician’s original medication order.

– Prepares, maintains, updates and monitors each patient’s medication

profile as required. Charges and credits medication to patients.

– Checks the work of supportive personnel and other pharmacy personnel for

accuracy, proper labeling, and adherence to pharmacy policy and procedure.

– Dispenses and maintains appropriate records for all controlled substance

medications, and other medications in conformance with federal and

state laws.

– Oversees medication supplies, storage and utilization on assigned nursing units.

– Acts to deal with problems in a professional and ethical manner.

– Assists the medical and nursing staff on all problems pertaining to medication

orders or pharmacy policy and procedures. Promotes a positive and cooperative

attitude in dealing with nurses, medical and other personnel, and with the public.

– Maintains professional knowledge by attending continuing education programs,

by reading professional and technical journals, and by participating in

pharmacy-conducted in-service lectures.

– Maintains a neat, clean, and orderly department.


  • Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Licensure/Certification: Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Technician License; National technician certificate required; IV certification preferred.
  • Experience: None required. Hospital pharmacy experience preferred.