Pharmacy Technician

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
Salary Type
USD $23.00
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Job Description

Job Description for Pharmacy Technician Position Summary: A pharmacy technician in a corrections setting prepares medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, count, label, and record medications according to prescription orders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following. Additional duties may be assigned as needed.

• Receive written prescriptions and/or refill requests and verify that all information is accurate and complete

• Answer phones and respond to questions or requests • Assist customers with locating items and simple questions • Refers patients to pharmacist for medication questions and information • Clean and help maintain equipment and sterilize glassware. • Price and file prescriptions that have been filled • Establish or maintain patient profiles • Maintain proper storage and security conditions for drugs


Minimum Qualifications:

• BLS/CPR certification is required • Language: Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language required, bilingual is

preferred • Immunization Records – Hep. B, TB test/chest x-ray, influenza for the current season • Resume with References

Experience: Twelve months experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience in a pharmacy technician role.

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Pharmacy technician certification preferred but not required for all positions.

Required Documentation:

• BLS/CPR certification • Immunization Records - COVID, Hep B, TB test/chest x-ray, influenza for the current season • Resume with References

Must be able and willing to pass a drug screen and background check



• Must be 21 years of age • Must complete the onboarding and hiring process including application(s), documents,

competency testing, background investigation(s) and drug screening o Backgrounds must be clear of any felony convictions

• Must complete all required training as assigned by Action Staffing Solutions and client/facility pre-assignment and annually including but not limited to sharps injury prevention, HIPAA, and cultural awareness.

• Certifications and Licenses including a current valid driver’s license • Immunization Records – COVID-19, Hep B, TB test/chest x-ray, influenza for the current

season o All employees must be fully vaccinated (defined as two weeks following the completion

of the full series of the COVID-19 vaccine) and submit documentation proof of COVID- 19 vaccination. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodations will be addressed as required by law.

• Must maintain all required licenses, certifications, and health records • Resume with 10 full years of employment (explanation of gaps such as education is accepted) • Language: Ability to read, write and communicate in the English language required • Must have excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to assess situations to make

independent, policy compliant decisions • Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to serve the incarcerated population with

empathy, while staying objective and assertive. Must be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds

Physical Requirements: Due to the nature of correctional facilities physical demands may vary between facilities and day to day, this is not an all-inclusive list.

• Must be able to see, hear and communicate • Must be able to use proper body positioning and body mechanics including to

o Regularly stand, sit, walk, run, climb, kneel, crouch, bend, twist o Dexterity and fine motor function including strength, control, lifting, reaching and tool

usage. o Must be able to lift 20 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds infrequently, and lift or assist

in lifting more than 50 pounds at times. • Must possess the physical ability to successfully complete Defensive Tactics training, a

required multiple day in-person training. Contact your recruiter with any questions, or for a current list of requirements to complete this training.


Work Environment/Requirements:

• Communication requiring face-to-face interactions; letter writing including reporting and memos; appropriate use of electronic and telephone communication devices. Conflict situations require appropriate handling of and diffusion of unpleasant, angry, or discourteous people and situations

• Body positioning/body mechanics including walking, running, climbing; hand dexterity including strength, control, lifting, reaching and tool usage; standing, bending, twisting, and sitting

• The pace of facilities includes meeting strict guidelines with time management skills and an appropriate sense of urgency

• Job hazards include exposures such as infections, diseases and hazardous chemicals or materials

• Required to take responsibility for the health and safety of others including responsibility for outcomes and results

• Work attire requires wearing scrubs appropriate to the facility requirements and common protective or safety equipment as appropriate. Scrubs may not be entirely green, red, orange, or yellow (mix and match is allowed)

• Work setting tasks are performed in close physical proximity to others primarily within an indoor, environmentally controlled condition, and some outdoor settings

• Work schedules vary depending upon facility and client needs and are arranged through Action Staffing Solutions by the assigned facility. Shift hours may be day, evening, night or rotating, including (but not limited to) 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts. May include weekends and overtime.