Pharmacy Tech Specialist

UNC Health

UNC Health

Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

This technician specialist position will be expected to lead sterilization cleans across 15 locations in the health care system. This specialist will ensure compliance with USP <797> (2023), provide staff oversite, and maintain communication with customers. Additionally they will lead technician training efforts, identify and execute process improvement opportunities, and will be involved in strategic planning for service line expansion. Other duties will include sterile compounding of category 2 and category 3 products under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Working hours will rotate between days, evenings, and weekends.

This position qualifies for our Pharmacy Technician Incentive Program, which includes $5000 in commitment incentives spread over a two-year period. Payment is made after six months, one year, and two years of employment. Learn more about the Pharmacy Technician Incentive Program here: https://jobs.unchealthcare.org/pages/pharmacy-technician-commitment-incentive-program


  1. Performs expert training of new employees, educating them in job-specific functions. Develops training materials, and completes training documentation.
  2. Operates independently on process improvement projects. Actively implements identified solutions.
  3. Assists the pharmacist in reprioritizing daily workflow to maintain operations. Assists with schedule adjustments.
  4. Under the supervision of a pharmacist, fulfills medication and supply orders for distribution to hospitals and clinics within and/or affiliated with the health-system.
  5. Compounds and/or repackages medications (sterile products, oral, topical, etc.) under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist.
  6. Documents pharmaceutical distribution activities for medications and equipment, quality control requirements, etc. using automated and paper systems. Ensures accuracy of data.
  7. Responds to and triages requests from customers for assistance with pharmacy distribution or compounding services.
  8. Supports hospital automated dispensing technology to supply correct refill medications thru targeted pharmacy distribution programs.
  9. Receives, restocks, and rotates inventory, and leads and completes expiration date management.
  10. Leads in regulatory compliance checks for medication storage areas, including inspections and/or controlled substance inventories, USP <797> (2023) and other regulatory documentation as required.
  11. Coordinates shipments to hospitals and clinics with multiple couriers and shipment pathways.
  12. Ensures compliance of all shipments with temperature requirements (i.e., cold chain, room temperature)

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High school diploma or GED. Completion of an academic pharmacy technician training program preferred.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Registration with the NC Board of Pharmacy unless enrolled in a PharmD program.·CPhT from PTCB or ExCPT from NHA unless enrolled in a PharmD program.
Professional Experience Requirements:
Two years of pharmacy technician experience required. Sterile compounding experience preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Requires standing and walking for extended periods (most of an 8-hour shift). Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds repeatedly throughout the shift. Must be able to reach over head to access shelved product or for cleaning.

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Shared Services

Organization Unit: UNC HCS Pharmacy Supply Chain

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary Range: $20.03 - $24.80 per hour (Minimum to Midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Durham

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care; except that, if you are currently a UNCHCS State employee already working in a designated shared services department, you may remain a UNCHCS State employee if selected for this job.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email applicant.accommodations@unchealth.unc.edu if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.