OR Pharmacy Technician, Day/Evening Shifts - CUH

UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 2 months ago


New employees will be paid $2,000 retention bonus over 1st year of UTSW employment as a pharmacy technician. *


UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center's has an immediate need for an experienced Operating Room (OR) Pharmacy Technician at the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (CUH) in Dallas.

The OR pharmacy technician's primary responsibilities include:

  • Immediate reconciliation of dispensed medications to patients after the operation is completed;

  • Delivering emergency medications to patients in the OR;

  • Diversion monitoring for the OR; and

  • Refilling the OR's automated dispense machines and medication boxes.

This OR Pharmacy Technician will primarily be scheduled rotating day and evenings shifts with some weekends. Shifts are subject to change based on business needs.

New UTSW pharmacy technicians are eligible to receive $2,000 in retention bonuses during 1st year of UTSW employment: $1,000 paid after 6 months and another $1,000 paid after 12 months of employment.


Must have previous experience as a pharmacy technician in an operating room (OR) or ambulatory surgical center setting and, at least, two (2) years overall of paid work experience as a licensed pharmacy technician.

Sterile compounding (IV) certification accredited by ACPE for inpatient, infusion and/or specified retail environments is a minimum requirement.

Must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA). Registration with Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) as a Registered Technician or Pharmacist Intern is required and national certification with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is preferred.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Basic computer skills, data entry, filing is essential. Ability to communicate in English (speaking, reading, and writing) is required. Must have good general health and stress coping ability.

Position requires moderate physical effort: prolonged standing/walking, occasional lifting/carrying (up to 25 lbs), reaching, bending, crouching, etc.


  • Performs job responsibilities in accordance with organizational and departmental policies, procedures, performance improvement objectives and environmental and infection control standards.

  • Coordinates daily workflow in assigned area and provides leadership to other technicians. Performs extemporaneous compounding. Repackages bulk medications into unit dose per departmental policy and procedure. Enters charges and credits and restocks returns.

  • Makes good decisions, accepts responsibilities, and maintains competency in multiple areas.

  • Accepts duty as knowledge and training resource for specific areas of responsibility and works to improve these areas.

  • Fills all orders, floor stock, and fill lists. Performs IV calculations and prepares al IV admixture using proper aseptic technique. Handles all intravenous chemotherapy. Delivers medication on time.

  • Provides prompt and courteous service. Receives incoming calls and prioritizes bases on urgency or nature of requests.

  • Audits and signs out all controlled substances in accordance with state and federal guidelines and organizational policies. Identifies and corrects discrepancies and reports unusual usage pattern and trends. Completes medication area inspections. Removes and documents expired medications.

  • Orders, manages and monitors drug inventory in fiscally responsible manner and is cognizant of appropriate PAR levels in medication storage areas.

  • Enhances personal growth and development. Participates in educational programs, in-services and meetings. Participates in new employee orientation and training.

  • Treats co-workers and organizational and departmental property and resources with respect.

  • Maintains clean, orderly and stocked work environment.

  • Works and problem solves with minimal supervision.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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