Pharmacy Technician
State of Nebraska

Job Info

Pay increase effective November 8, 2021!

$200 monthly bonus available for commutes of 30 or more miles! Conditions apply.

Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, performs technical work assisting a licensed pharmacist in processing prescriptions for distribution to clients/patients of a state facility; performs related work as required.

Location: Western Nebraska Veterans Home 1101 W 42nd Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Schedule: 12-16 hours per week

Examples of Work
Checks for outdated medications and removes them from usable inventory. Assists pharmacist in filling prescriptions and prepares medication for distribution to residents and outpatients; all medications are checked by a licensed pharmacist before distribution. Delivers all medications to living units and ensures proper safety and security measures are observed throughout the delivery process. Operates unit-dose packaging systems.

Maintains accurate counts of controlled substances and ensures proper record-keeping of all transactions related to controlled substances. Prepares floor-stock and controlled substance items pursuant to requests for said items. Inspects medication rooms for adequacy of drug stock, inspects pharmaceuticals for proper labeling and storage, expiration dates, sanitary conditions and security measures. Assists in annual inventory of all medication. Prepares medications for discharges and outpatients, maintains prescription files and packages medications for delivery via postal service.

Performs various clerical duties related to pharmacy. Provides patient profile information to nursing staff upon request. Serves as a liaison between pharmacist staff, computer software companies and drug wholesalers to resolve problems. Performs routine housekeeping duties to maintain sanitary conditions of the pharmacy.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age; have high school diploma or equivalent; no misdemeanor or felony convictions of any non-alcohol, drug related crimes AND registered by a state or national certifying body approved by the State of Nebraska Board of Pharmacy as a pharmacy technician.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: principles, practices and standards of pharmacy operations; functions of support pharmacy personnel; inventory procedures; metric system; math; basic chemistry; pharmaceutical terminology and abbreviations. Ability to: maintain effective working relationships with physicians, employees and patients; organize and carry out work assignments; communicate effectively with staff, patients and the public; follow orders and written directions; operate various office and pharmacy equipment; maintain pharmaceuticals and related supplies.

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