Pharmacy Technician


  Per Diem · All Shifts Available · per diem

Pharmacy Technician- Per Diem


Job Summary: Assists pharmacist in the procurement, preparation, dispensing, monitoring and delivering of medications. Helps maintain records and drug inventories.



Core Competencies

Accesses pharmacy computer system and automated dispensing system to navigate and use necessary applications.

Accurately selects and prepares medication from automated dispensing cabinet restock reports.

Enters medication charges/credits accurately.

Maintains perpetual inventory of controlled substances. Documents receiving, dispensing and removal for outdate of all controlled substance and file documents appropriately.

Helps prepare MAR's and medication for use by the residential programs.

Repackages medication from bulk to unit-dose packages utilizing various methods. Maintains proper repackaging documentation and assure repackaging is checked by pharmacist before dispensing.

Responsible for:

·         Accurately and efficiently restock/load medications into the automated dispensing cabinets.

·         Picking up medications when cabinets cleaned of stocked medications without active orders.

·         Check supply of patient's bulk and own medications that are being used inpatient.

·         Empty return bin and verify controlled substance documentation.

·         Restocks pharmacy supplies on the units.

Maintains stock levels of pharmaceutical products and supplies in Pharmacy. Reorders supplies and pharmaceuticals by end of day. Checks cost for contract pricing, consults with pharmacist for product selection, with lower pricing/generic avail.

Maintains and organizes sample closet in the outpatient clinic, including checking and removing outdates.

Checks in orders or supplies. Identifies order error, shortages, discrepancies, short dating. Processes returns or usable pharmaceuticals in a timely fashion.

Removes outdated, deteriorated, and unusable medication in pharmacy area, automated dispensing cabinets and medication rooms in a timely manner. Properly segregates outdated drugs and hazardous waste.

Works with contracted agency to obtain credits for returnable drugs and to dispose of outdated/ unusable drugs.  Maintains and consolidates records.

Maintains workstation in a neat, clean and orderly condition.

Processes patient's own meds for storage or disposition. Utilizes resources to identify drugs. Consults with pharmacist as needed.

Maintains and files various records, including invoices, controlled substance records and computer reports

Inspects medication stored in patient care areas, and emergency drugs per policy every month as assigned. Clean automated dispensing cabinets quarterly.

Assists in Drug Usage Evaluation and Performance Improvement process as requested.

Follows all state and federal laws as pertaining to the practice of pharmacy by a pharmacy technician.



Organizational Competencies

Work reflects integration of the Brattleboro Retreat's core mission and values. Maintains good attendance and punctuality.

Demonstrates continued learning and professional development in designated field by attending in service and other training that address the ages and developmental level of the patient population served. Maintains up to date mandatory training.

Customer Service/Courtesy: Demonstrates concern and courtesy to patients, families, vendors, and the general public by giving appropriate information, advice, and assistance.

·         Completes annual on-line training;

·         Demonstrates compliance with the CS Standards of Behavior.

Interpersonal Relations: Demonstrates behaviors that encourage cooperation, support and teamwork with other employees

Emergency Preparedness: Demonstrates or verbalizes proper procedures in responding to fire drill and disasters (RACE).

Safety: Demonstrates safe work practices appropriate for the position, i.e., how to report a safety hazard, proper body mechanics, and use of personal protective gear.  Reports incidents according to procedures.

Infection Control: Demonstrates or states an understanding of standard precautions appropriate for the assigned position and the environment in which it is located.

Confidentiality:  Maintains confidentiality of all personnel and patient information as documented by signed confidentiality statements and as described in Confidentiality & Privacy Policy and HIPAA policy and regulations.

Patient's Rights: Demonstrates behaviors that recognize the rights of patient as defined in Patient Rights Policy and procedures.

Demonstrates knowledge of Performance Improvement process and participates in developing and implementing annual objectives.




May be required to perform duties of lesser, equal or greater responsibility.           

Other duties as assigned.




  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Competent math and communication skills.




1.      Prior pharmacy experience preferred.

2.      Certified or eligible for certification by a national pharmacy technician certification authority.