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Pharmacy Technician

Location: Carmel, New York US


Requisition Number: 11599

Position Title:

External Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York.

Pharmacy Assistant

Reports To: Director of Pharmacy

Department: Pharmacy

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Purpose: Under the general supervision of the Director of Pharmacy, and under the direct supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisor and/or licensed registered pharmacist, the Pharmacy Assistant assists in the procurement and preparation of medication for dispensing and maintains all records in accordance with Federal and New York State laws and Putnam Hospital policies and procedures. The Pharmacy Assistant participates in all pharmacy activities and works to achieve the goals of the institution and department. Population served based on scope of services in the department.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Prepare and deliver all inpatient medication orders under pharmacist supervision.

2. Maintain automated dispensing cabinets, including but not limited to refills, loads, outdates under pharmacist supervision.

3. Process wholesaler and direct orders received, ensuring items barcode scan appropriately prior to putting medications on shelf.

4. Assist in maintaining inventory control and proper par levels of medications in all areas where medications are stored.

5. Prepare sterile compounds and clean sterile compounding area according to USP <797> Guidelines under pharmacist supervision.

6. Accurately maintains all records and files as required by law and/or policies.

7. Assist in performance of monthly Nursing Unit Inspections.

8. Provide a safe environment for patients, visitors, and/or employees by being aware of the safety and health policies of the hospital and adhering to and enhancing these policies via the identification/reporting/correcting of unsafe conditions

9. Maintain and Model Nuvance Health Values.

10. Demonstrates regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

11. Performs other duties as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:

· High School graduate or equivalent experience.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

· Basic computer skills

License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

· Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or must obtain certification within one year of hire date.

Environmental Factors

Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Potential environmental exposures include, but are not limited to:

· Hazardous Waste

· Blood Borne Pathogens. Job may require performance or tasks that involve potential for exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

· Chemicals/Commercial Products

· Experiencing challenging conditions where a professional attitude will be required

· Exposure to Latex

· Fumes or Airborne Particles

· Interacting with a Diverse population

· May be requested to work overtime or weekends for coverage

· Noise Level – Varies from Moderate to Very Loud

· Repetitive Motion

· Required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.

· Risk of Electrical Shock

· Shift Work

· Adverse weather conditions

· Work near moving mechanical parts

· Work in confined spaces

Physical & Mental Requirements:

Requirement Percent of Time Activity Required

Physical Strength and Endurance None 1% – 33% 34% - 66% 67% - 100%




Manual dexterity – using hands, fingers, or feet

Reach/Grasp at, above, below shoulder level

Visual acuity adequate to read information from printed sources and computer screens

Speaking / Hearing – Communicate clearly in person / over the phone / respond to questions

Ability to manage stress related to multiple priorities

Bending/Crouching/Reaching/Stooping Lifting/Lowering/Pushing/Pulling/Carrying

0 - 10 lbs.

11 - 25 lbs.

26 - 50 lbs.

51 lbs. or greater

Equipment Usage None 1% – 33% 34% - 66% 67% - 100%

Computer - Requires manual dexterity to operate keyboard

Power Equipment- Requires hand/eye coordination

Clinical Equipment – visual acuity & manual dexterity

Mental Requirements Yes No

Ability to perform duties that require flexibility and interpersonal skills in addition to sound judgment

Effectively verbalize instructions / important information in a pleasant manner

Ability to read / record data quickly and accurately and prepare forms/documents

Ability to prioritize appropriately

Ability to work and cooperate with managers, patients, family members, and employees at all levels to exchange ideas and facilitate the tasks at hand

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

Ability to work in an environment with constant interruptions

Complex mental calculations

Physical & Mental Requirements may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks


Location: Carmel-PHC 670 Stoneleigh Avenue

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 8.00

FTE: 0.010000

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: Shifts rotate between days (6:30a-3p or 8a-4:30p) and evenings (3:30p-midnight), including weekends and holidays.

Org Unit: 1158

Department: Pharmacy


Exempt: No


Grade: U2



EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

City: Carmel

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Pharmacy Technician

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Location_formattedLocationLong: Carmel, New York US

Job Number: 39174