Oregon Health & Science University

Pharmacy Technician 1

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Inpatient Pharmacy
Salary Range
$23.19 - $31.37
Monday-Friday, every other weekend, rotating overnight
6:00am-2:30pm; 2:30pm-11:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable
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Department Overview

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.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Assist pharmacist through performance of the following technical support activities: 
    • Computer order entry of inpatient and outpatient orders.
    • Filling unit dose medication orders.
    • Select ordered medications from inventory to fill new orders or to provide          24-hours medication for distribution to patient's room. 
    • Answering telephone, filing, billing / crediting and medication profile maintenance.
    • Load and refill medications into automated dispensing cabinet stations.
  • Prioritize labels from new orders to assure that product is delivered to label location at least one hour prior to label due time.
  • Organize and restock work areas during and prior to end of shift, and remove expired medication. 
  • Round to nursing locations; deliver items and remove excess and discontinued oral dosage and injectable dosage units from patients’ bins and refrigerators and return to pharmacy for action.
  • Perform Unit Dose functions including:
    • Tube medications from pharmacy to hospital and clinic areas.
    • Repackage medications for unit dose dispensing; maintain and replenish stock for emergency trays and kits.
    • Return medications to stock and perform credits.
    • Record refrigerator temperature daily.
    • Process narcotics for removal from pharmacy inventory and order replacements as needed.
    • Maintain barcode medication integrity by ensuring medications are barcoded before leaving the pharmacy.
  • Maintain manufacturing logs and documents to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.     
  • Perform other technician duties as assigned based on operational needs.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of high school degree.
  • Completion of training competencies.

  • 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.

  • State of Oregon Pharmacy Technician License.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Additional Details

Posting Pay: $23.19 - $31.37

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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