CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

3G36
PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is supervisory pharmaceutical work directing a staff of pharmacy technicians providing assistance to pharmacists by dispensing drugs and medications prescribed by medical practitioners and repackaging bulk medication for distribution to various medical facilities. Work includes planning work assignments and work schedules and maintaining, dispensing and coordinating the distribution of supplies to health centers. Contact with district health center pharmacy staff and vendors is a significant aspect of the work. Employee is accountable for carrying out work objectives within the scope of established guidelines. Work is performed under the supervision of a Pharmaceutical Services Administrator.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Plans, assigns and evaluates the work of subordinate technicians; provides technical support to subordinates in receiving, packaging and distributing prescriptions, requisitioning, storage and distribution methods, maintaining supplies, ordering drugs and maintaining appropriate records.

Develop and maintain weekly schedules for Pharmacy Technician staff in Central Pharmacy and all health centers; ensures health center coverage of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Managers.

Conducts training for the technical staff in Pharmacy inventory control practices and procedures; identifies staff training needs and develops training programs for subordinates; conducts meetings to discuss changes in procedures and to resolve problems; reviews and evaluates staffing practices and patterns and recommends improvements.

Oversees the invoice processing for equipment, drugs, vaccines, and biologicals for the Health Center Pharmacies; maintains current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) licensing requirements for all Health Department pharmacies; reports pharmaceutical usage for federal funding; verifies budget allocation for spending on pharmaceuticals; audits the total amount of prescriptions used by the district health centers; ensures standards are met according to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania laws regarding pharmacy operations and staffing; completes appropriate reports; keeps abreast of federal, state and private sources for funding of services; recommends purchase of new equipment; compiles reporting data for supervisory review.

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE OF: ABILITY TO:

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 2/10.)

EDUCATION
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade. AND

GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Two years performing routine pharmaceutical work providing assistance to pharmacists in dispensing drugs and medications prescribed by medical practitioners and repackaging bulk medication for distribution to various medical facilities.

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE
One year performing pharmaceutical work including inventory and ordering supplies in the Central Pharmacy.

OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


PAY RANGE:
CSC: 1/10, Ad Board: 2/10

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 3G36