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Pharmacy Technician KMH

Location: Kenmore, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: UFCW Local 1

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: varies, 630-11

Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy, Lead Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacists and, where applicable, the Senior Pharmacy Technician & Buyer or other designated supervisory personnel, performs technical activities associated with dispensing pharmaceuticals.


  • High School diploma or GED required;
  • Six (6) months experience as a pharmacy technician required, or graduate of a formal Pharmacy Technician training program with Certification from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required.
  • If hired with 6 months of experience, Pharmacy Technician Certification required within 1 year of hire (for new external hires or transfers from outside the department - current hospital or CH transfers).

  • Ability to successfully pass a test of pharmacy math (grade of 80% or higher).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, personal computer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, hospital information systems, automated dispensing units and various other types of pharmacy automation.
  • Proficient at report generation from various information systems.
  • Proficiency in metric system and various types of pharmacy math calculations.
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, nurses and other health professionals in matters pertaining to pharmacy services.
  • Good manual dexterity (typing).
  • Proficient in data entry.


  • Works in office/warehouse setting with regular trips to patient care areas.
  • Normal heat, light and safe working environment, typical of most office jobs.
  • Works at computer intermittently for short periods of time, inputting or retrieving data and generating labels and reports.
  • Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions.
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