Pharmacy Technician I

University of Illinois at Chicago

Job Description

Pharmacy Technician I

University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Pharmacy

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services is seeking a bilingual (Spanish/English) Pharmacy Technician I to join the team at our Taylor Street Pharmacy/EEI location. Located in the Eye and Ear Infirmary (EEI) building, Taylor Street Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care to the patients of UI Health, UIC students, and employees of UIC and UI Health. We are seeking a full time (40 hours), motivated professional for the position of Pharmacy Technician I. Under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician I will perform technical job functions and responsibilities which optimize safe and efficient medication preparation and delivery to our customers. Taylor Street Pharmacy is a fast paced and dynamic environment which relies on the teamwork of its staff to provide the highest levels of patient care and service. This position is a primarily day shift position Monday through Friday with a range of hours between 9:00am and 5:30pm.

Salary & Benefits:

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers a competitive benefit packages, including: paid vacation days, paid holidays, State University Retirement System, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages. All Pharmacy Technicians are licensed Civil Service positions represented by the SEIU Technical, Local 73 union. The starting rate of pay for a Pharmacy Technician I is $18.16 per hour but may commensurate upward based on verifiable experience.


Work in a setting filling outpatient prescriptions as well as preparing sterile compounds for take home and clinic use, providing excellent customer service to all, entering prescription orders into a computerized system, filling prescriptions under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, maintaining inventory, cash register/point of sale transactions, assisting in maintaining an efficient workflow, navigating complex processes and systems, understanding and acting in accordance with the laws pertaining to confidentiality, basic pharmaceutical compounding skills (sterile and non-sterile), and related tasks as required.

Successful candidates will possess a "can do" positive attitude, have excellent problem solving skills, understand the importance of reliability and punctuality within a team environment, multi-task well in a fast paced setting while paying attention to details, appreciate working in a culturally diverse environment, and possess above average computer and technology literacy skills.

Job Requirements


1. Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the State of Illinois.

2. A) Successful completion of a six-month formal training program in technical, non-professional pharmaceutical procedures and practices


B) Six months of work experience in technical, non-professional pharmaceutical procedures and practices.

3. Bilingual Spanish/English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PTCB Pharmacy Certification or graduation from a Pharmacy Certification Program
  • Previous retail pharmacy experience
  • Non-sterile and sterile compounding experience

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. Documentation of high school completion (official transcripts, copy of diploma or GED certificate) is required in order to be eligible for this position within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later thanĀ May 11, 2021.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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