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Pharmacy Tech I

Req #:  116491
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Pharmacy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Rotate All Shifts
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Lutheran General Hosptial


Pharmacy Technician I

Park Ridge, IL

Rotate All Shifts-morning 630am-3:00pm or 300pm to 11:30pm during the week and available every other Saturday/Sunday.


Position Requirements:
Registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Illinois
Certified Pharmacy Technician

Basic knowledge of a typewriter or computer keyboard
Ability to perform basic math calculations
Registered as a Pharmacy Technician in Illinois
Certified Pharmacy Technician

Repetitive use of hands and fingers (e.g., preparing IV admixtures, use of a keyboard).
May require lifting and carrying light loads (up to 40 lbs.), including boxes, equipment, unit dose cassettes and IV solutions.
Ability to transport cart containing patient medication cassettes to patient care areas.
Walking or standing for long periods of time (4~8 hours ) is often necessary.
Must be able to physically operate the equipment used for the job.
Ability to perform work accurately with attention to detail within specified time periods.
Ability to read small print on medication labels
Ability to work cooperatively with health system and pharmacy staff.
Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.
Ability to work a variety of shifts to meet the staffing needs of the department.
Ability to set priorities and solve problems.
Ability to respond quickly to emergent requests.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to assist in meeting the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in preparing and distributing medications, maintaining the drug inventory and documentation to satisfy legal and regulatory requirements. Pharmacy technicians work only under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. They do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.

Proficiency gained, as training progresses, in the preparation and delivery of medications to provide patients and customers with accurate and prompt delivery of products.
Proficiency gained, as training progresses, in the preparation of sterile products using aseptic technique and application of infection control procedures maintaining the health and safety of associates and patients.
Application of procedures and documentation as required, satisfying legal, regulatory, and department requirements of pharmacy practice.
Utilization of automation and technology to maintain equipment in effective and safe working condition, to efficiently perform job functions, and to serve as a resource for other pharmacy associates and nurses who use the technology.
Application of procedures to specific situations and participation in projects and teams to provide quality customer services, and address administrative needs of the pharmacy department.
Maintenance of medication and supply inventory to prevent stockouts, limit overstock, minimize waste, and provide efficient customer service.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago