Yeah, I know the RPH has to at least check the script, I guess I was wondering if say Mrs. Smith bring in a script for Keflex, and Jim (The Tech) greets her and takes the script, is Jim the tech that enters the info into the system from the script, then does Jim take the label and fill it, and then I would assume Jim gives the script to the RPH who then verifies the script and bags it then hands the script back to Jim to file it in the will call bin. Or is it like Jim greets Mrs. Smith, hands the script to Sandy to enter into the system, and then it goes to Joan to fill the script who then gives it to the RPH, who hands it back to Jim to file? I hope I haven't just confused you guys too much
In my state, MN, basically all the Pharmacist does is double check the Tech's work (In Walmart's workflow following MN rules.) the Pharmacist is the only person who can do a consultation, and the RPH also does the fill of all CII's.
Process of a script at Walmart:
1) Drop-off/ Input: Tech 1 greets pt. at drop-off window, then the Tech scans the script into the computer (and files the script away) and then inputs the info into the computer using the onscreen version of the script.
2) RPH Check:After the tech puts the info in, it is sent to the RPH to check that the info was entered into the computer correctly. When the RPH accepts that it is correct, it get sent to the filling cue.
3) Filling: Tech 2 (the filling tech) then using their handheld PDA scans a tote with a barcode on it. Now a fill is assigned to that tote, on the screen of the handheld PDA the drug name, stock bottle size, pill type (Cap, Tab, Supp, Liquid) location (Fridge, Fast Mover, CII, OTC, Normal) qty needed for fill, and bottle safety cap preference are all displayed. The Tech will go to the location of the drug, Keflex 500 (Fast mover) scan the barcode on bottle to make sure the correct NDC is used, or type it in to make sure that the correct NDC is used for a few of those pesky manufactures that decide they don't want to put a barcode on the bottle. The tech will then bring the bottle to the nearest pod and count it out into the bottle. The tech will then scan a printer to get a label and label the bottle. After the bottle is labeled it goes into the tote and goes onto the Visual Verify rack.
4) Visual Verify: The RPH checks to make sure that the pills match the picture on the screen and do all the other Pharmacisty stuff. Then the Pharmacist bags it and gives it to an Rx-Cashier to hang appropriately in the Will Call Bin.
5) Pickup: The Rx-Cashier will greet customer and ask for pt. last name. They type it into the computer and search for that last name. We also ask for the Month and Day of birth to get the correct pt. We will then go and find the script in the will call bin and use the barcode to check the script out of the system. The script is now available to be checked out at any register. The system does know if it is check out of the computer and it does not make it though the register.
I used my knowledge of the system that we use, but that link may be helpful if you're interested.
If anyone is willing to spend a bit of time, I would appreciate a workflow of how you guys do it at Target! Does target let you work in the Pharmacy as a Tech as your main job-code and pick up hours outside of the Pharmacy as long as you spend at least 51% of your time inside the pharmacy tech-ing? At Walmart we are able to do this as long as the job that is being done would make less than we make tech-ing. Also, any idea of how much I would make being uncertified with one year of experience. Looking for MN amounts if any of you are familiar.
(I talk way too much sorry) I swear curiosity is going to be the end of me. It is also nice to know what I am going to be in for when I do make the switch over to Target!