Internal Close Date: 05/21/2019
Requisition Number: 14672962
Position Code: 922
Department: Pharmacy - Inpatient
FTE Status: 0
Position Type: CASUAL_POOL
Shift: Rotating
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:
Perform a variety of pharmacy technician duties to include filling routine prescription orders, prepackaging pharmaceuticals and other related duties. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
  • PRESCRIPTIONS - Enter and fill prescriptions from bulk unit dose stock; fill bottles, capsules and other package forms with measured amounts of medication according to prescription and under the supervision of a pharmacist

  • PRESCRIPTIONS - Type prescription information to include identification and medication usage; assemble labels, containers and medication for pharmacist approval

  • PRESCRIPTIONS - Weigh, measure and mix ingredients; compound and prepare medication, emulsions, suspensions, liquids, powders and ointments by using graduates, balance, mortar, pestle and funnels

  • RECORDS - Maintain logs to include narcotic inventory and other controlled substance records; maintain records on prescriptions dispensed

  • OTHER DUTIES - May be required to assist other department areas and personnel as needed


  • CASHIER - Perform basic cashiering duties; collect money for prescription and related purchases; close and balance register


  • SOLUTIONS - Mix additives for IV and irrigation solutions for pharmacist inspection

  • SUPPLY - Restock medication supply and crash carts for nursing units and clinics

  • CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES - Count, package and deliver controlled substances under the supervision of a pharmacist; maintain narcotic inventory; order narcotics under the supervision of the charge pharmacist

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Graduate from an accredited Pharmacy Tech program

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician in State of New Mexico or obtain within 60 days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment