Pharmacy Technician I

Updated: 16 days ago
Job Type: PartTime

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Type of Position:
Clinical Staff - Medical Ancillary Support

Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Pharmacy Technician I locates, dispenses, packs, and labels a prescribed medication for a patient that is then reviewed for accuracy by a pharmacist before dispensed to the patient. They might also help pharmacists with administrative tasks such as processing insurance claims, tracking inventory, and filing paperwork.


Minimum Qualifications :

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Pharmacy Technician License by the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB)
  • ASHP/ACPE accredited technician training or certified program (i.e. PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician, ASHP Sterile Compounding Certificate, etc.) or relevant pharmacy technician experience (i.e. hospital, retail, etc.)
  • Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office and EMR experience)
  • Good/Strong Math Skills

Additional Information:

Additional Information:

•    Accurately pick and fills medication carts.  Averages less than four errors daily while picking the medication carts 
•    Processes and expedites delivery STAT/NOW orders as soon as possible using Dispense Tracking   
•    Use hospital wide EPIC system to track medication dispensing to unit  
•    Packages Unit Dose medications accurately   
•    Understanding and handling, “Hazardous Drugs” and follows all policies related to medication processing  
•    Monitors and processes Pyxis Stock Outs as soon as possible.  Notifies a pharmacist when medications are ready for checking 
•    Assist with pharmacy automation via Robot and Med Carousel 
•    Answers/Receives and prescreen phone calls.  Demonstrate good phone etiquette Manage Pyxis inventory, including accurate selection and refilling of medication. Loading and unloading medication and resolving discrepancies 
•    Understands how to operate all equipment (CII safe, Pyxis, load printers, fax machines) 
•    Delivers medication carts accurately and promptly 
•    Delivers Pyxis accurately and promptly 
•    Maintains security of controlled substances 
•    Maintains neat and clean work surfaces in all dispensing areas 
•    Remove expired drugs from assigned areas monthly

•    Barcode and label products 
•    Set inventory par levels 
•    Perform “Tech check Tech” quality control regarding dispensing, cart fill, and pyxis as allowed by law and department policy 
•    Preparation of Parenteral Medications / IV Room Duties 
•    Assemble and maintain stock of Vial-to-Bag products (Mini-Bag Plus, ADDvantage systems)  
•    Maintain adequate stock of all frozen and premade IV products 
•    Rotating stock appropriately based on expiration dates 
•    Eligible for performing IV compounding under direct supervision of a pharmacist, if all related competencies are completed 
•    Understand and follow 797, 795, and 800 policy  
•    Troubleshoot and correct drug delivery and equipment issues as needed, i.e pyxis loading, unloading, failures, etc. 
•    Maintains clean work surfaces, hoods, and classified spaces by using proper techniques and following policies and procedures 
•    Pulling and labeling of medications prior to dispensing 
•    Fills medication orders with ready to use products  
•    Process expired, damaged and recalled pharmacy products 
•    Upkeep and supervision of sterile and non-sterile compounding areas 
•    Monitor and record temperature, humidity, and pressure logs
•    Adheres to UAMS patient safety plan 
•    Promotes a safe working environment 
•    Assist in medication safety, diversion, and quality related audits and reporting 
•    Assist with safety self-assessments 
•    Implement safety initiatives 
•    Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations 

•    Accepts responsibility for work area 
•    Contributes your best effort to accomplish common goals 
•    Floats to other areas as needed 
•    Adheres to UAMS Code of Conduct 
•    Protect confidential information 
•    Works effectively with all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests as a team 
•    Adheres to institutional and departmental dress code 
•    Maintains professional behavior and mutual respect toward all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests 

•    Obtain and maintain National Pharmacy Technician certification 
•    Dependable.  Rarely tardy or absent from work per UAMS Unapproved Absence Policy   
•    Cross-trained and can work in multiple areas (IV, OR Satellite, Dispensing, etc.)   
•    Flexible with work schedule as needed for department staffing needs  
•    Stays within allotted break/lunch times, returns back to work early when needed
•    Keeps visiting and other non-work activities to a minimum  
•    Displays initiative to learn new jobs and solve problems 
•    Handles problems with professionalism 
•    Displays teamwork and must have a service attitude 
•    Understands that Patient care is first PRN staff are only allowed to work 1000 hours in a 12 month rolling year, which begins at orientation and includes any education hours 
•    PRN staff must comply with all hospital and departmental scheduling, and attendance policies and clinical performance standards 

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Resume and active Pharmacy Technician License from the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy MUST be attached to this application

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact [email protected]  for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Substance Abuse Testing

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

Constant Physical Activity:

Hearing, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Grasping, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching

Occasional Physical Activity:

Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Stooping

Benefits Eligible:


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