Pharmacy Technician

University of Georgia
March 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:$18-22
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S09903P

Working Title Pharmacy Technician Department VetMed-Veterinary Teaching Hos About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website https: // care/hospital/ Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Ability to work and fulfill schedule up to 12 a.m. Monday-Friday that may include weekends and some holidays.

Advertised Salary $18-22 per hour based on experience Posting Date 02/13/2023 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/20/2023 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Position Information

Classification Title Pharmacy Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA Non-Exempt FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

ASHP Accredited Associates Degree or related program of study with minimum 3 years' related work experience; or equivalent education and experience. -Qualifications as a Pharm Tech I- Licensed by the State of Georgia as a Pharmacy Technician within three (3) months of employment. - Qualifications as a Pharm Tech II- Licensed with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy and Certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Position Summary

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital Pharmacy Tech II will perform work involving the compounding of a wide variety of products for use in both client and research animals including chemotherapy drugs under the supervision of Pharmacists or Pharmacy Technician Supervisor. Utilizes extensive mathematical skills in the compounding and filling of prescriptions for wide variety of species and medications. Ensures proper disposal of expired medications, accurate billing to patient/client accounts, and filling the Cubex automated controlled medication supply machine.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Passed the Pharmacy Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and be a Certified Pharmacy Technician with a valid, up to date Certificate.
  • Appropriate mathematical skills to accurately calculate compounding formulations including accuracy with fractions, add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, percentages, volume, weights and measures.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Proficiency in computer applications to ensure appropriate billing, client information, and information research.
  • Strong organizational skills with the proven ability to prioritize.
  • Utilizes good time management, performs work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrates a competence, professionalism, cooperative demeanor and excellence in customer
  • Ability to work and fulfill schedule up to 12 a.m. Monday-Friday that may include weekends and some holidays.
  • Physical Demands

  • Lift, and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions, ability to deal with problems with concrete variables and draw appropriate/accurate conclusions.
  • May sit, stand, stoop bend and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
  • Wearing all protective gear including mask, gloves, gown, hairnet, safety goggles etc.
  • May need to work for long periods of time with arms extended.
  • Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes Credit and P-Card policy

    Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



  • Under general oversight of Pharmacist, assists in or compounds specialized and individualized dosage for medications according to species and animal size/weight including for parenteral, enteral, topical, and diagnostic products, including oncology compounds.
  • Complies with state and federal laws as well as VTH Pharmacy's standard operating procedures.
  • Accurately reads and understands medication compounds in order to calculate appropriate dilutions and concentrations. This includes reviewing the size/weight/species of patient to fulfill Pharmacist's orders.
  • Performs extensive mathematical calculations to determine appropriate drug measurements in order to compound ordered medications.
  • Accurately weighs, measures and mixes raw material ingredients, monitors agitation, heating and cooling processes, and other parameters to ensure finished batches of creams, gels, capsules, and liquids meet specifications.
  • Inspects pharmacy and VTH for expired or adulterated medications and ensures proper disposal, replacing as necessary.
  • Properly and accurately provides information and/or refers query to the appropriate personnel either in-person or via telephone or email to a wide variety of customers including Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Faculty, clinicians, residents, interns, veterinary technicians and clients.
  • Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities

  • Uses necessary equipment: torsion balance, scales, capsule packing machine, peristaltic pump, various filtration systems, autoclave and the proper cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and completes all required documentation to maintain compliance with current USP standard (sterile, non-sterile and hazardous medication compounding).
  • Wears personal protective equipment to safely compound sterile, non- sterile and hazardous medications in the designated USP797, USP795 and USP800 areas where appropriate.
  • Accurately counts/measures medications, transfers materials/medications into properly labeled, safety approved containers for final review by the Pharmacist including automated medications dispensing system (CUBEX).
  • Completes detailed and accurate records or logs of procedures, compounding records, and other pharmacy records as indicated.
  • Participates with the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Supervisor in monitoring/maintaining drug inventories and preparing orders for drugs and related supplies.
  • Performs and records various quality control activities including end product sterility testing and media fill reporting results to Pharmacist and supervisor.
  • Ensures all medications and fees are properly charged in computer system and includes important information regarding usage of medications and services.
  • Percentage of time 40 Duties/Responsibilities

  • May transport drugs to/from local suppliers/shipping points within the hospital.
  • Check medication outdates and pull stock for return.
  • Percentage of time 10

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    Contact Details

    For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

    Recruitment Contact Name Kris Mitchell Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact Phone (706)542-4459

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  • List of References with Contact Information
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