Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Company: MidHudson Regional Hospital

City/State: Poughkeepsie, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Pharmacy

Union: Yes

Union Name: 1199

Position: Full Time

Hours: 40

Shift: Day w/rotation

Req #: 37016

Hiring Range: $24.8133

Job Details:

Under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician I assists the Pharmacist by performing assignments relative to the handling and distribution of pharmaceuticals and related clerical tasks as identified below.


  • Runs Robot to fill unit dose cassettes according to cart exchange schedule.
  • Delivers and picks up medication to and from the nursing units, adhering to the scheduled timeframes and protocols. (Including Cart exchanges.
  • Fills floor stock requisitions and adjusts inventory to par level as applicable according to unit floor stock par level.
  • Charges and credits for floor stock in timely manner.
  • Maintains dispensing areas with adequate supplies during shift. Visual inventory performed after workflow to ensure adequate stock for next shift (including paper/labels levels).
  • Maintains overall cleanliness of the department. Visual inspection performed after workflow to ensure neatness of work area.
  • Performs monthly department inspections.
  • Assists in the maintenance of Emergency Department medication cart/night cart and code boxes.
  • Performs routine inspections in approved medication storage areas within hospital on a monthly basis or as directed.
  • Assists Pharmacist in the manufacturing of sterile products and related functions supporting this area.
  • Prepares SPD orders and places order into stock during shift.
  • Effectively communicates with peers and Pharmacist routinely during shift.
  • Acts as a liaison between purchasing with regard to pharmaceutical purchases on a daily basis. Communicates effectively with purchasing agent in regards to medication activity.
  • Performs bulk manufacturing and repackaging activities as needed.
  • Maintains stock in Robot/restocks off-line Robot inventory.
  • Answers telephones and assists at the window. Attend to customers in a timely manner. Ability to triage without aid of Pharmacist
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • One year on the job training or a graduate of an approved Pharmacy Technician training program preferred.
  • High school or equivalent.
  • If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.
  • Basic understanding of units of measure and arithmetic and general clerical skills to include typing and filing; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

About Us:

MidHudson Regional Hospital

MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY, is home to the mid-Hudson Valley’s most advanced healthcare services. This 243-bed facility cares for more than 10,000 inpatients annually while performing an additional 325,000 outpatient procedures each year. MidHudson Regional Hospital operates the area’s only Level II trauma center, is home to the Redl Center for Cancer Care and Center for Robotic Surgery, and is a destination hospital for patients with serious illnesses and injuries.