Pharmacy Technician II

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Department: Pharmacy-DT
Employer: State of New York
Payroll Title: TH Pharmacy Assistant, NSSL1
Bargaining Unit: UUP (State University Professional Services Unit)
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications
Work type: Full-time
Location: Syracuse
Categories: Allied Health

Job Summary: Fills unit dose carts from Pharmacy profiles or medication fill lists. May fill up to 300 unit dose orders a day. Must demonstrate speed without compromising accuracy. Fills medication orders and substitutes generic or alternate brand of drug based on approved practices. Working knowledge of more than 2000 drug entities including brand, generic and chemical names is required in order to do this. Maintain patient profiles and compile clinical information for research studies. Aseptically prepares sterile solutions for parenteral administration. Working knowledge of sterile techniques and manual dexterity to apply this knowledge. Works on multidisciplinary performance improvement related to medications. Projects include reviewing methods to insure appropriate handling of controlled substances on nursing units, reduction of missing doses on nursing units, elimination of expired drugs in nursing units, development of training competencies, development of Pyxis competencies for nursing staff. Participates in Chemotherapy program. Coordinates and monitors the work activity of Pharmacy Aides in routine pharmacy distribution activities to insure that department procedures are followed. Trains new Pharmacy Aides on Pharmacy Core work procedures. Coordinates the handling of investigational drugs. Prepares, stores and maintains inventory. Serves as satellite pharmacy assistant . Prepares and processes drug orders; assists Clinical Pharmacists in monitoring patients. Processes Controlled Substances and troubleshoots Pyxis related problems. Position is primarily evenings and overnights but could be any shift depending on operational need.              
Minimum Qualifications:

National pharmacy technician certification in good standing and 1 year of hospital pharmacy experience with either an Associates or higher degree in a science/health related field; OR Two years of pharmacy tech or aide experience in the capacity of a non-certified pharmacy technician or pharmacy aide (hospital setting preferred) and Successful attainment of national pharmacy technician certification within 18 months of hire; OR Successful completion of a military or other accredited pharmacy technician training program and National pharmacy technician certification in good standing or successful attainment of certification within 18 months of hire. Computer skills including: Excel, Word and other basic programs. Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:

Hospital Experience preferred. 

Work Days:

Primary Shift Rotating Shifts (Days/Evenings); Weekends/Holidays, and the possibility of an occasional Night Shift 'based on department's operational need'

Salary Range/Pay Rate:

Commensurate with Qualifications                    

Message to Applicants:
This posting is for current and future openings. SUNY Upstate Medical University is always looking for qualified Pharmacy Technician II candidates. Interested candidates can submit their application by clicking "Apply Now".
*This posting will cover vacancies at the University Hospital Campus, as well as the Community Hospital Campus. 
Recruitment  Office: Human Resources Department
Executive Order: Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at              


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability or other protected classes under State and Federal law.

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