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Rochester Regional Health Pharmacy Technician in Potsdam, New York

Pharmacy Technician

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Job IDREQ_142445 FACILITYSt Lawrence Health LOCATIONPotsdam, New York


Responsible for assisting the pharmacist including preparing and distributing medications; maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.


LOCATION:Canton Potsdam Hospital

DEPARTMENT:Pharmacy Services



Education Requirements:

Required: High school graduate or equivalent.Preferred: N/A

Licensure/Certification Registration Requirements:

Required: Pharmacy Technician Certification

Preferred: Certification preferred for per diem technicians

Required Experience:

Required: Three years pharmacy or health-related field experience preferred. Preferred: Five years pharmacy or health-related field experience preferred.

Complexity of Work:

Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods. Ability to work cooperatively with hospital, clinic, and pharmacy staff; handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule; set priorities and solve problems; respond quickly to emergency requests; communicate effectively both orally and written; assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, psychiatric (including chemical dependency), oncology, and obstetric patients.


  1. (40%) Refills medication in Automated Dispensing Machines and picking station and monitors for outdates.

  2. (20%) Prepares medications including suspensions, unit dosing, and some sterile compounding and delivers them to appropriate areas

  3. (15%) Receives and maintains adequate stock of medications and supplies; monitors medication inventory including expiration dates and places orders with central supply, wholesaler, manufacturers and other approved companies accordingly.

  4. (5%) Performs and documents monthly nursing station inspections and quarterly clinic inspections reporting any discrepancies to Pharmacy Supervisor or Director

  5. (10%) Reviews Automated Dispensing Machine reports to assure all removed medications have been ordered by a provider and properly debited/credited, looks for patterns in controlled substance reports and notifies Pharmacy Supervisor or Director

  6. (5%) Cleans all medication storage areas in the facility including cleanroom, hoods, Automated Dispensing Machines, refrigerators, shelving and medication bins as necessary

  7. (5%) Contributes to the effective operation and quality improvement activities of the department including proper documentation and other duties as they arise and are assigned by a pharmacist, the Director or Supervisor

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSM - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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