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Pharmacy Technician duties in the inpatient area may include:

  • Enter medication orders into patient profiles
  • Fill and deliver unit dose carts, make other deliveries
  • Assist with use of automated unit dose dispensing machine (RobotRx)
  • Prepare sterile products, injections and IV chemotherapy
  • Retrieve medication orders from patient units
  • Stock medications shelves, return excess stock to inventory
  • Fill Omnicell cabinets on nursing units
  • Prepare and package non-sterile compounded pharmaceuticals
  • Correctly distribute controlled substances
  • Prepare and deliver investigational drugs per research protocols
  • Resolve billing errors, process billing for medications not dispensed through Worx
  • Respond to telephone inquiries
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor to assist with preparation and delivery of patient medications
  • Assist with training of staff
  • Complete special projects as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License, verifiable through the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Ability to perform a wide range of physical activity: lifting, pulling, bending, manual dexterity movements: Ability to follow oral and written instructions, prioritize with accuracy and dependability: Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English. See also: Licensure & Certification.

Desired Qualifications*

At least one year technician experience or completion of a Pharmacy Technician training program is highly desirable. Basic algebra also highly desired.

Licensure & Certification

“The State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires all Pharmacy Technicians to be licensed. The new regulations allow for a one-time temporary license for up to 1 year, during which time a Technician must successfully complete requirements to become certified and meet all other State of Michigan requirements for a Full Pharmacy Technician License. UMHS Pharmacy Department provides coaching and additional information to support Technicians to become certified and licensed. 
Please visit the Michigan LARA website for more information about Pharmacy Technician licensing:,00.html 
Newly hired pharmacy technicians must obtain a valid Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before their hire date.  This can include a Full Michigan Pharmacy Technician License or a Temporary Michigan Pharmacy Technician License. If a technician obtains a Temporary Michigan Pharmacy Technician License on or before their date of hire, they must obtain a Full Michigan Pharmacy Technician License within 1 year of hire date or before the Temporary Michigan Pharmacy Technician License expires, whichever is sooner, in order to maintain employment.  In addition, All pharmacy technicians must obtain PTCB certification within 6 months of hire date or in time to obtain a Full Michigan Pharmacy Technician License, whichever is sooner, and they must maintain their PTCB certification throughout the duration of employment at UMHS as a Pharmacy Technician.”

Work Schedule

This schedule for this position includes a day and evening shift rotation, working every second weekend (Saturday and Sunday), and holiday coverage.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Upon applying for this position, you wil be sent an invitation within two business days to complete on online pre-employment assessment. To ensure you receive this invitation, please add " as a secure sender to your email contacts.  Applicants who have completed the assessment will be considered viable candidates for this position. (Please note, if you have already completed the assessment once, you will not be asked to complete it again.)

Salaries for these positions are set via a salary setting model, but offer competitive rates starting at $16.45/hour.

For more information about the Michigan Medicine Department of Pharmacy Services, see our annual report at

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.