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Southern Illinois Healthcare PHARMACY TECH TRAINEE in Carbondale, Illinois

Your Career. Our Company. Together, We Grow.

At Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH), we realize that in order to provide our surrounding communities with excellent care, we must begin by providing our employees with that same care and appreciation. We offer rich opportunities to develop and grow professionally, an environment of excellence in patient care, and the awareness that everything we accomplish is a direct outgrowth of the superb efforts and dedication of our employees.

As a non-profit system of almost 4000 employees in Carbondale, IL, we have won national acclaim for our cancer, cardiac, stroke, bariatric, breast imaging, and rehabilitation services.

The Pharmacy Tech Trainee prepares and organizes pharmacy medications by name and dosage, as listed on patient orders. Supports and assists pharmacists in providing distributive pharmacy services. Provide safe and accurate medication services and to support all those involved in direct patient care.

Pharmacy Operations

  • Actively performs all pharmacy technician functions and maintains proficiency in:

  • Standard work parameters

  • Operational programs

  • Dispensing and compounding systems

  • Healthcare computer systems

  • Medication ordering systems

  • Develops operational expertise in and actively provides coverage of the technician services listed below:

  • Central pharmacy

  • Delivery

  • Controlled Substances

  • Medication history collection, if applicable

  • Appropriately utilizes medication automation, technology, and computer systems

  • Accurately interprets electronic records

  • Maintains expertise in electronic medical record processes

  • Assists with the management of medication inventories and the preparation and dispensing of patient-specific medication doses

  • Participates in medication dispensing activities

  • Prepares accurate medication products for dispensing

  • Prevents improper drug, dose, dosage form selection, expiration dating, and barcode scanning issues when checking products

  • Performs oral product compounding

Pharmacy Practice

  • Facilitate medication safety practices

  • Identifies, mitigates, and reports potential medication errors such as look-alike sound-alike medications

  • Maintains continuous learning and pharmacy practice development

  • This includes all mandatory education from SIH as well as any continuing education requirements for continued licensure.

  • Provides patient-centered care services

  • Provides accurate, safe, and timely medication therapy

Clinical Pharmacy Services

  • Supports practice in decentralized areas

  • Collaborates with other pharmacy staff

  • Collaborates with other departments to optimize care and improve services

Quality Improvement, Regulatory Compliance, and Accreditation

  • Supports and participates in medication-use process improvements led by colleagues and peers.

  • Supports regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processes.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

Licenses and Certification

  • Illinois Pharmacy Technician License

  • Must pass and complete a certification within two years after licensing per Illinois Law.

Experience and Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills

  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary

  • Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers, and external customers

  • Ability to follow direction from formal management personnel and informal supervisors (pharmacists) and work independently

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak conversational English

  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office


Requisition ID: 2021-8636

External Company URL:

Street: 405 West Jackson

Shift: Variable

Weekend Requirement: Weekends as required