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University of Utah Health Pharmacy Technician II - University Hospital Decentralized Technician in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


* Sign on Bonus available for external employees being hired on at 30 hours or more until the end of the year*

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The Pharmacy Technician in this position provides the technical functions associated with the delivery of clinical pharmacy services by maintaining proper stock levels in all pharmacy locations, compounding or otherwise preparing, filling, pricing, and delivering pharmaceuticals or other related items. The incumbent may perform duties such as entering prescriptions, completing reports, operating and maintaining automated dispensing devices, inputting computer data, and providing all aspects of customer service that are required to provide Pharmacy Department services. This position completes the essential functions of the job under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist. As a Pharmacy Technician II, this position provides advanced services such as IV therapy, preparation of chemotherapy, maintenance of automated dispensing machines, narcotic coordination, investigational drug therapy, billing/coding. Technician II incumbents are expected to plan, coordinate, and implement training programs for other staff. Technician IIs have a higher level of responsibility for departmental and organizational problem solving.

University of Utah Health is pleased to offer a Sign-On Bonus to newly hired licensed Pharmacy Technicians who have not been previously employed by University of Utah Health within the prior twelve months.

  • The first payment of $250.00 will be paid in one lump sum on the next regularly scheduled pay date after you start employment with the University of Utah Health.

  • After one year of employment, you will receive an additional $750 on the check following your anniversary date.

  • The second payment will not be issued if there has been a disciplinary action during the year (12 months from your hire date).

  • The incentive payments are taxable and all regular payroll taxes will be withheld.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Assists the pharmacist in advanced tasks associated with patient care.

  • Effectively manage supplies of the department.

  • Problem solves operational issues within the department and organization related to the medication use process.

  • Assists in education and training of staff and other trainees.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

  • Familiarity with medical terminology.

  • May determine options from a variety of pre-established departmental policies and procedures, but cannot act outside of these unless authorized to do so by a Pharmacist.

  • May vary work routines according to patient care priorities.

  • Major problems encountered by incumbents include first line screening for medication order errors, drug or allergy contraindications, and processing non-formulary drug requests.

  • Challenges encountered may include problem solving for operation and maintenance of all automated systems in the Pharmacy Department.

  • Performing the essential duties of this position may involve standing for extended periods of time and/or handling heavy or bulky supply containers.

  • Knowledge and ability to perform mathematical calculations for extemporaneous compounding and special dose preparation, rectifying drug distribution errors, reconciling billing and administration records, etc.


Qualifications Required

  • Pharmacy in Training License is only accepted if the candidate had six months of previously experience as a pharmacy technician and/or intern.

  • One year experience as a Pharmacy Technician.

Licenses Required

  • One of the following

  • Current Pharmacy Technician licensure in the State of Utah.

  • Current Pharmacy Technician Training license with the State of Utah

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Hospital pharmacy operations experience

  • Transitions of care experience including discharge medication managment and medication histories

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 47719
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Rotating
Work Schedule Variable
Location Name University of Utah Hospital
State UT
Category Pharmacy