Pharmacy Technician

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University Medical Center
August 5, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada
Job Type


Pharmacy Technician

$18.03 - $27.95 Hourly
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type
Full Time
Job Number
8/10/2022 5:00 PM Pacific
Position Summary  

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As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada’s highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.

We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.


Position Summary:
Assists the pharmacist in the preparation, control and dispensing of medications by receiving, stocking, recording, compounding, filling, labeling and transporting medications. Assists in the retrieval, retention and processing of information, reports and clerical functions. Job Requirement  

Equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) year of experience as a pharmacy technician or completion of a formalized pharmacy technician training program that is recognized by the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid State of Nevada Certification as a Pharmacy Technician. Some positions may require a valid State of Nevada Drivers License.

  Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements  

  • CPhT Certification.  A minimum of one year inpatient Pharmacy Technician.
  • Available to work graveyard shift when required

  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements Knowledge of:
Federal, state and/or county guidelines, rules and regulations associated with the distribution of medications; pharmacy standards of practice; basics of drug indications and drug interactions; medical terminology; trade and generic drug names; basic compounding techniques; aseptic compounding technique; personal and mainframe computers; routes of administration for standard medications; storage requirements for standard medications; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.Skill in:
Applying basic knowledge of appropriate dosage and frequency for standard medications; utilizing equipment associated with area of responsibility; utilizing a computer and specific application software; performing pharmaceutical calculations; preparing and maintaining accurate counts and records; organizing and prioritizing work; applying aseptic technique to compounding medications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and VDT screens, hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The work requires handling medications classified as hazardous materials.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

Agency University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
Address University Medical Center of Southern NevadaLas Vegas, Nevada, 89102

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