Oregon Health & Science University

Pharmacy Technician 3 - Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
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Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Inpatient Pharmacy
Salary Range
$27.68 - $37.44 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity
Monday - Friday, every other weekend, rotating overnight
6:00am - 2:30pm; 2:30pm - 11:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable
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Function/Duties of Position

This position provides technical support to pharmacists through preparation of unit doses, data entry, delivery of medications, and cartfill exchange. Person working this shift is responsible for ensuring accountability and accuracy of standard operations procedures in these areas. Position works under direct supervision of a Pharmacist who is responsible for the safe and proper distribution and use of drugs in inpatients and outpatients who range in age from neonates, infants <1 year old, children and adolescents ages 1-18, adults ages 19-65, and the elderly age >65. Be able to perform duties as specified in Pharmacy Technician 1 and 2 Class Specifications as applicable to work unit.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of high school degree
  • State of Oregon Pharmacy Technician License
  • Certification from the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or National Healthcareer Association. Certification must be maintained
  • 2 years of Pharmacy work experience, or equivalent additional education
  • Computer keyboard
  • Ability to read and understand medical-related terms
  • Ability to perform basic pharmaceutical mathematics calculations
  • Skill at manipulating small objects, e.g., needles, syringes, ampules
  • Ability to use mechanical system for transfer of fluids
  • Knowledge of and skill at application of aseptic technique
  • Ability to establish priorities in workflow
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under supervision of diverse Pharmacists
  • Possible exposure to hazardous chemicals and noise
  • Understand the difference of non-hazardous and hazardous medications; safely handle hazardous medications per regulatory guidelines
  • Flexibility in scheduling of shift times
  • Accountability for accuracy associated with performance of the duties to this position
  • Ability to stand/walk, push or pull delivery carts, bending and reaching for 6-8 continuous hours per day.
  • Maintain automated dispensing cabinet movement and stock to accommodate patient needs
  • Ability to manipulate dosage form devices (i.e., syringes, unit dose packaging etc)
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal pharmacy technician training program
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital pharmacy experience
  • Medical and scientific nomenclature

Additional Details

Posting Pay: $27.68 - $37.44 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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