Lead Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient Pharmacy -87811

  • Location: Morgantown, WV
  • Posted: Nov 25, 2019

Job Description

Performs a wide range of clerical and technical functions in support of the pharmacy department in those aspects of pharmacy that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Functions in accordance with established guidelines under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.Assists supervisor or manager in support of the pharmacy department including, but not limited to, coordination of scheduling, orienting and training new employees, and leading specific divisions.




High school diploma or Equivalent.


Must be registered with the WV Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician trainee upon hire.


Three years pharmacy experience. Experience in training, leadership, or other related specialized experience required AND Nationally Certified within 9 months of hire AND Registered with the WV Board of Pharmacy within 9 months of hire.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be constructed as an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties. Other duties may be assigned.


Assigns, coordinates, and monitors the workflow of Pharmacy Technicians to provide efficient drug distribution.


Routinely evaluates technician responsibilities and distributes in efficient and equitable manner.


Coordinates technician projects and assignments with pharmacy managers to achieve hospital and department goals.


Assists in the education and training of pharmacy technicians.


Conducts and documents technician departmental orientation and training.Coordinates technician orientation in all pharmacy service areas.


Annually assists technician competency assessments and make improvements when necessary.


Coordinates continuing education programs for pharmacy technicians in the department.


Develops and maintains strong working relationships with external, accredited technician training programs.


Completes department work schedule as needed.


Performs the essential duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician when scheduled to staff and/or when working an open shift.


Follows up to insure that requested projects are completed properly.


Identifies and completes projects and initiatives independently or with minimum oversight of management.


Certain duties cannot be assigned to Pharmacy Technicians because these duties can only be performed by pharmacists.These restrictions are regulated at state and federal levels and must be followed closely:

Only pharmacists can receive oral prescriptions from prescribers or prescribers authorized designees (this refers primarily to new telephone orders).

Only pharmacists can consult with prescribers or prescribers designees about patients prescriptions.

Only pharmacists can provide confidential patient information to other health professionals or insurance companies.

Only pharmacists can check medications before dispensing them to patients (in states where technicians can prepare or package prescriptions, they do so under the direct supervision of a pharmacist).

Only pharmacists can consult with patients about prescribed medication use and other health issues

Only pharmacists can recommend over-the-counter medications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk and stand or sit for long periods of time.


Must be able to lift 30 pounds and must be able to push 50 pounds.


Dexterity requiredto finger, handle, and reach.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Must be able to work under stressful conditions.


Ability to withstand rapid pace of events.

Date Reviewed/Revised: September 2018

Employment Type

  • Full-Time

Schedule Information

Hours: 80

Schedule: Day

WVU Medicine

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV

Phone: (304) 598-4000

Web: https://wvumedicine.org/careers/