Primary Purpose: Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory, and maintaining patient records. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed by only a registered pharmacist.Knowledge and Skills Education: High school diploma or GED, minimum required.
College courses desirable but not required. License and Certification: Current pharmacy technician certification that is recognized by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is preferred but not required. If not already obtained, a pharmacy technician must obtain a certified technician certificate within one year of hire.
All technicians must maintain certification throughout their employment with the UC Health Pharmacy Department. Years Experience: One-two years equivalent experience, preferred. Required Skills and Knowledge: Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods; work cooperatively with health-system 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 (orally and in writing), and assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of the patient populations served by the organization.