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West Tennessee Healthcare Pharmacy Technician in Jackson, Tennessee

Responsible for assisting the Pharmacist by prepackaging, stocking, and maintaining inventory, filling drug carts, requisitions, and floor stock, and distributing pharmaceuticals to the proper locations. High School Diploma or equivalent required. Licensure as Pharmacy Technician preferred. Under the general supervision of the Pharmacy Coordinator, responsible for an assigned shift as scheduled full time or part-time. The employee is subject to call back and overtime as required by the hospital.

Performs basic computer procedures, such as the charging and crediting of individual patient medications, obtaining information, printing stock labels, and generating reports according to policy and procedures.

Performs the filling of medication carts, requisitions, and replenishment of drugs for various carts and floor stock.

Delivers medication carts, fluids, and all drugs, and pharmacy supplies to the various areas of the hospital.

Audits returning medication carts utilizing computer medication printout to determine those medications to be charged or credited to patients.

Interpret physician orders, calculate doses, and determines quantity to cover the necessary time period.

Investigates medication discrepancies, isolates, and resolves missing doses.

Determines the priority of medications in relation to various delivery systems.

Operates unit dose packaging machines to pre-pack tablets, capsules, liquids, and solids.

Performs operations necessary to discharge and transfer patient items on U/D carts, files, and piggybacks.

Performs replenishment of patient-related supplies in the pharmacy.

Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.

Contributes to a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department.

Types, distributes, or files prescriptions, I.V. labels, and other department materials.

Determines the legal status of scheduled drugs and performs appropriate record-keeping and dispensing procedures.

Prepares sterile and non-sterile medication formulas under the supervision of the Pharmacist.

Acts as initial contact to the department either by phone or personal interaction solving problems or directing to appropriate personnel in a congenial manner.


High School Diploma or equivalent required.


Technician Certification preferred.

MUST be registered with the State of Tennessee within 90 days of employment.



Requisition ID: 2021-45109

Shift: Other

External Company Name: West Tennessee Healthcare

External Company URL:

Street: 620 Skyline Drive

*F-Location Name w/o External ID: Jackson Madison County General Hospital