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Pharmacy Tech

Pharmacy Tech

Job Description

Our ambulatory surgery center is in need of a full time Pharmacy Tech. The Pharmacy Technician assists in the provision of pharmaceutical services under the direct supervision of the PACU Charge Nurse by performing the technical, clerical and manipulative tasks involved in dispensing, preparing, and distributing all medications and pharmaceutical products for all patient age groups (includes geriatrics, adult, adolescent, pediatric).

Essential Functions:

  1. Under the direction of the Director of Nursing/Administration, prepares medication for dispensing and maintains unit dose system.
  2. Maintains and demonstrates knowledge in the following areas of Pharmacy practice:  Calculations, Generic-trade name relationships; Contraindications; Chemical formulas, abbreviations, common conversions and symbols; maintains and demonstrates awareness of limitations of technicians.
  3. Delivers drug orders.
  4. Maintains floor stock medications.
  5. Inspects all medication storage areas as assigned.
  6. Maintains pharmacy stock; reordering when required.
  7. Maintains the Pyxis machines and has full knowledge in the following areas of the Pyxis:
    • Managing the Pyxis user’s database and issuing new id’s
    • Monitoring medication expiration dates and recalled medications in Pyxis
    • Archiving data to disk for future reference
    • Monitors narcotic discrepancies on a daily basis, and if discrepancy is found, reports to Pyxis coordinator or Director
    • Monitors proper functionality and use of the Pyxis system as a whole
    • Communicates with Nurse Managers regarding Pyxis activities, policies, and procedures
    • Conducts routine troubleshooting, i.e., orders not coming across correctly, drawer failures, medication jams, fail count, etc.
    • Performs monthly pharmacy inspection reports
    • Collaborates with the certified Consultant Pharmacist in reviewing the policies and procedures and conducting quarterly inspection of the Pyxis:
  8. Assists with additional tasks and responsibilities needed. 

Job Requirements


  1. High School Graduate
  2. Must maintain Pharmacy Technician Certification.
  3. Proficient in use of Pharmacy computer, and other departmental software, as required.
  4. Ability to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity for the management of patient information.
  5. Willingness to work with attention to detail with the realization that errors may have serious consequences.
  6. Verbal/written communication skills necessary to perform job duties.



      1.   Ability to reason and make judgments

      2.   Computer literate

      3.   Excellent oral and written communication

      4.   Excellent organizational skills

      5.   Ability to handle multiple priorities

      6.   Ability to work independently

      7.   Ability to appropriately handle stressful situations

      8.  Excellent customer service skills

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We do not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual's race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other prohibited category set forth in federal or state regulations.

We will provide reasonable accommodation to complete the online application consistent with applicable law. If you require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

Apply to: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or fax to:  973-741-2531

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Pharmaceutical, Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 71014 Pharm Tech 2267 Milburn
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Pharmacy Tech

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