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Rush University Medical Center Pharmacy Technician 1 Certified, Inpatient Pharmacy-Part-Time in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Pharmacy Technician 1 Certified, Inpatient Pharmacy-Part-Time


Pharmacy - Inpatient


4th (Rotating)


Active Regular PT (40 to 71 hours per pay period)


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Job Description:

Pharmacy Technician 1 Certified - Inpatient Pharmacy

Are you a Pharmacy Technician with a passion for patient care who is seeking a part-time position? If this describes you, Rush University Medical Center may be your next career opportunity!

This is a Part-Time position

48 hours every two weeks, benefit-eligible

Rotating Shift: 11:15AM to 7:00PM or 2:00PM to 10:30PM

Rotating Weekends

General Summary :

The Pharmacy Technician I assist licensed pharmacists in the practice of pharmacy performing duties such as preparing, filling and labeling medications for patients in the Medical Center. As patient care assignments dictate, the technician I is responsive to the explicit need of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. When relevant, appropriate standards of practice and sensitivity to the psychosocial needs of these patient populations are exercised. The Pharmacy Technician I exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in the Pharmacy Department Technician Career Ladder.

  • Recognizes and identifies various classifications of medications, medication names, dosage forms and routes of administration.

  • Ability to use available print and online references as appropriate.

  • Understand the pharmacy workflow for first doses, Pyxis refills, cart fill and batches.

  • Understand the pharmacy workflow for medication returns and medication disposal.

  • Responsible for the accurate interpretation of EPIC pharmacy labels:

  • Interpretation and understanding of medical abbreviations.

  • Identification and differentiation of different types of medication orders (Scheduled, PRN, Once, STAT, NOW).

  • Ability to appropriately label all medication dosage forms including auxiliary labels for expiration and storage as required.

  • Responsible for the accurate and timely filling and delivery of patient-specific medications and Pyxis restocks.

  • Ability to troubleshoot Pyxis equipment (i.e.: failed drawers, inventory, outdates).

  • Ability to utilize technology in the pharmacy including, but not limited to Carousels, Dose Edge, WASP, MILT, and RxIdeas/RxVerify as needed for assigned duties.

  • Responsible for the preparation of non-sterile compounding and packaging.

  • Responsible for answering phones, assisting caller with missing medication requests and any other technical duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for utilization of Epic for technical requests (i.e.: missing medications, Pyxis out of stock, and responding to in-basket messages)

  • Responsible for inventory, storage and supply maintenance of assigned areas.

  • Responsible for exchanging emergency carts and completion of required documentation.

  • Responsible for knowing the laws and regulations related to controlled substances.

  • Maintain cleanliness of all equipment and work areas.

  • Knowledge of departmental and Medical Center safety practices.

  • Awareness of departmental quality assurance processes.

  • Actively participates in various departmental committees and educational activities as assigned

Position Qualifications Include:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.

  • Valid State of Illinois Pharmacy Technician license required.

  • Valid PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) required.

  • Ability to effectively follow directions, analyze problems and interpret analytical data.

  • Strong communication skills with an emphasis on customer service skills

  • Previous experience as a pharmacy technician or equivalent health-care related practice preferred

  • Excellent data entry and verbal communication skills.

  • Flexibility with work schedule and dependable in attendance and job performance.

  • Team player with a positive attitude and work ethic.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the US in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.