Pharmacy Technician

Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Day and evening
Pos. Type
Full Time


General Responsibilities

To assist staff pharmacists in the various activities of the drug distribution and quality assurance/improvement that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist.  To assist the pharmacist in training new technician staff and in the provision of pharmaceutical care.


  1. Essentials Duties:
  2. Performs technician functions in the drug distribution system in an accurate and timely manner.


  1. Exhibits thorough knowledge of policies and procedures and techniques related to aseptic parental admixture operations.


  1. Is proficient in the policies and procedures relating to packaging and labeling of drug products.


  1. Performs essential functions related to drug purchasing and inventory control.


  1. Actively participates in the department’s continuous quality improvement process.


  1. Participates in the education, training and orientation of departmental personnel.


  1. Organizational teamwork and support responsibilities.


  1. Assists in the maintenance of the Pharmacy module of the hospital information system, including the documentation of clinical interventions.



  1. Other Duties


Assist your assigned lead person, supervisor, and /or Director with various administrative tasks to support department operations as directed.


  1. Education/ Training:
  2. Minimum of High School diploma or GED.
  3. Certification by National Technician Certification Board
  4. Registration by Texas State Board of Pharmacy
  5. Completion of ACPE accredited Sterile Compounding & Aseptic Technique Course


  1. Experience:


  1. Knowledge/Skill/Abilities:
    1. Satisfactory completion of post-offer, pre-employment background investigation and drug test required.
    2. Must have knowledge of pharmaceutical and medical terminology
    3. Must demonstrate a good understanding of age development issues relating to pediatric and geriatric pharmacotherapy
    4. Must demonstrate proficiency in pharmaceutical mathematics, pharmacy laws, rules and regulations. 
    5. Must be able to handle mathematics, pharmacy laws, rules and regulations.
    6. Must be able to handle multiple tasks; good organizational skills, ability to set priorities, and meet deadlines.
    7. Must be proficient in use of calculators, unit dose packaging machines, and automated drug dispensing machines.
    8. Must have working knowledge of PC skills with ability to enter data accurately.



VII.    Working Environment:

  1. Physical Demands
  2. Required to be mobile; must be able to reach, bend, stoop to floor level; push and lift.
  3. Routinely lift items weighing up to 30 pounds.


  1. Visual, Hearing and Dexterity Demands
  2. Visual acuity, manual dexterity and fine motor coordination are necessary to perform sterile manipulations in a laminar flow and biological safety cabinet environment.
  3. Must be able to work within limited and confined space.

Working Condition

Possible exposure to hazardous materials as defined by Material Safety Data Sheets.


Must be able to work weekends and holidays, rotate shifts as necessary


Must be able to take “CALL” as necessary.


Interface with patients, families, physicians, nursing staff and other related to the provision of patient services in a confidential manner.



  1. OSHA Exposure Category

Category _II__

  1. TB Risk Category

Category __I_

  1. Security Level

Category Clinical Restricted Access


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