Yale New Haven Health System


US-CT-New Haven
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Part Time Benefits Eligible
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7:30 - 4 PM - 0.6 FTE 24 HOURS PER WEEK
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0.6 FTE
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To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

As members of a High Reliability Organization (HRO), every employee should practice CHAMP behavior and strive to make patient safety a top priority. Performs complex technical duties associated with the oncology drug manufacturing and distribution process and oversees the coordination of the completion of daily technical activities, to ensure the safe, accurate handling and dispensing of pharmaceuticals in the hospital.



  • 1. Performs distributive tasks to ensure the accurate and timely dispensing of medication to the patients of this hospital.
    • 1.1 Processes pyxis refills within established time frame and error rate as observed by pharmacist checking or nursing unit receiving the drugs.
  • 2. Delivers medications to patient care areas to ensure the timely distribution of medication.
    • 2.1 Completes stat, code cart and other non-routine deliveries as assigned. Promptly returns from patient care areas after delivery as observed by pharmacists or the supervisor. Accurately pulls and stocks the Smilow pyxis machines on a daily basis.
  • 3. Repackages sterile and non-sterile dosage forms to ensure issuance of unit of use medications. Manufactures non-sterile dosage forms as required to fill prescriptions for medications requiring pharmaceutical compounding prior to issuance. Complete all required control documents.
    • 3.1 Accurately repackages and labels unit dose oral solid/liquid and sterile injectable dosage forms following departmental policy and (state regulations if drug is a controlled substance), in such a way as to minimize any delay of drug therapy as observed by the supervisor or pharmacist.
  • 4. Manufactures sterile dosage forms as required to fill prescriptions to medications requiring pharmaceutical compounding prior to issuance. Completes all required control documents.
    • 4.1 Responds to telephone requests for medication and/or information in appropriate fashion accommodating callers request or routing call to appropriate person.
  • 5. Admixes chemotherapy as required, completes all verification steps with each dose prepared, appropriately follows manufacturing steps and procedures and safe handling practices




High school diploma required. Successful completion of academic or military pharmacy technician training course and certification by the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) strongly preferred. College degree desirable.




One year experience as a hospital pharmacy technician or equivalent preferred. Experience as a retail pharmacy technician and academic training or experience in other health related fields, laboratory sciences or pharmaceutical sciences also considered.




Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer Protection.




Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Connecticut as outlined by the Dept. of Consumer Protection. Proficiency in mathematical calculations; accuracy; problem solving; attention to detail; knowledge of computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets; ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment; ability to learn or perform pharmaceutical compounding, repackaging and labeling including manipulation of raw drug products using appropriate technique: ability to work with computer and technology equipment including the ability to perform basic troubleshooting functions. Sterile products compounding experience preferred. Must be able to prioritize competing demands, work independently, show flexibility and teamwork. Demonstrate good communication skills to customers and team members


Additional Information

This assignment will be in the oncology pharmacy (infusion center) at an outpatient Smilow Cancer Hospital facility in Hartford.


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