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Pharmacy Technician - Hourly/Per Diem

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Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Pharmacy Technician - Hourly/Per Diem
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Pharmacy Assistant
Work Type: Hourly
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking an hourly/per diem Pharmacy Assistant/Pharmacy Tech. The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in filling medication orders for inpatients.
  • Maintain stock of pharmaceutical and related supplies.
  • Process charges and generate computer shelf labels for inventory management.
  • Assist in managing proper profiling for the patient.
  • Maintain supplies in the pharmacy work area.
  • Assist in the preparation of parenteral solutions as needed using compounding technology.
  • Assist in the preparation of extemporaneous pharmaceuticals.
  • Maintain supplies in Pharmacy work area.
  • Assist in the preparation of parenteral solutions as needed utilizing compounding technology.
  • Maintain prescription files.
  • Assist the pharmacist in answering drug information service.
  • Participate in nursing station inspections.
  • Participate in unit dose cassette exchange system and Pyxis replenishment.
  • Assist the pharmacist in the parenteral admixture lab.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must fulfill one of the following in order to meet minimum qualifications:

  • New York State Pharmacy Technician License and National Pharmacy Technician Certification.
  • National Pharmacy Technician Certification plus 6-months of Pharmacy Technician experience, and New York State Pharmacy Technician license within 6-months.
  • 1-year of Pharmacy Technician experience (or successful completion of a military or other accredited Pharmacy Technician training program). Will be required to receive the National Pharmacy Technician Certification within 18-months of hire and New York State Pharmacy Technician License within 6-months of national certification.

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Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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