Pharmacy Technician - PRN


Under the Director of Pharmacy’s supervision, the Pharmacy Technician will fill routine orders for unit doses, prepare pre-packaged pharmaceuticals per demand, and demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to the assigned age-specific patient population.

  • Demonstrates the ability to work with the Administration team and nursing staff effectively.
  • Review and provide cost analysis for medications on pre-admission evaluations.
  • Ensures medications are available upon admission.
  • Follows procedures to order medications via the wholesaler/vendor to include, but not limited to: Ordering on-contract / least expensive; reconcile and sign invoice upon receipt.
  • Reads and interprets physician orders.
  • Manipulates pharmaceuticals in preparation for dispensing.
  • Exhibits appropriate equipment usage necessary for compounding, preparing, labeling, and dispensing drugs.
  • Maintains Pyxis according to best practice to include, but not limited to: stocking appropriate quantities, checking expiration dates; rotating stock; loading medications; establishing par levels; checking return bin; resolving discrepancies.
  • Processes orders, prepares, monitors the use and administration of medication therapies in the hospital as required by applicable laws and regulations, and accepted standards of practice.
  • Maintains a clean, organized pharmacy at all times.
  • Counts, packages, and labels unit doses for inspection by a pharmacist to fill recurring orders for non-prescription pharmaceuticals.
  • Assists pharmacist as directed, including filling orders, preparing labels, and computer-related work.
  • Assists with IV preparation and delivery. Follows USP 797 / best practice guidelines.
  • Logs controlled drugs delivered to the pharmacy, put away, and rotated stock as needed. Completes / signs DEA 222 form upon receipt. Completes/signs all Pyxis reports to include, but not limited to: discrepancies; delivery, return, and refill.
  • Prepares and makes deliveries to patient units and ancillary departments.
  • Checks for bulk items in blue-bin or refrigerator for a refill.
  • Removes medications from patient blue bins/refrigerator upon patient discharge.
  • Reconciles IVs and medications not administered before printing IV batch.
  • Reconciles any medications not given via Refill list.
  • Maintains department records, reports, and files as required to include, but not limited to: temperature logs in Pharmacy and Nursing stations; IV hood cleaning; controlled substance use; discrepancy reports.
  • Presents ideas to improve services and efficiencies.
  • Prints and distributes daily Pyxis / Ascend reports to appropriate departments/individuals.
  • Updates drug database from invoices.
  • Performs monthly medication area inspections.
  • Processes recall notices.
  • Complies with state regulations and national standards as they apply to the pharmacy.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other clinical service departments to achieve cohesion and effectiveness.
  • Participates in monthly staff meetings to ensure appropriate information is reported and communicated.
  • Communicates operational concerns and needs to the Director of Pharmacy when necessary.
  • Ensures there are no “unknown” drug descriptions in Pyxis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements


  • Prefer one year of hospital experience.
  • IV Certified

Education Required

  • High School or equivalent.

Additional Information


  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Certification must be registered with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP).
  • Pharmacy Technician Trainees must be registered with the TSBP and pass the PTCB exam within 90 days of hire.
  • IV Certification.