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Pharmacy Technician - Specialist Job

Job Number: RIH19028

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Department: Pharmacy - 1013091

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under the supervision of a Pharmacist and direction of the Pharmacy Technician Group Leader, the Pharmacy Technician Specialist rotates to all applicable work assignments and work shifts of pharmacy services, including pharmacy retail, as business need dictates and contingent upon individual demonstrated competency of necessary skills and knowledge for the respective area. Utilizes experience based knowledge to perform more advanced technical functions in preparing, formulating and packaging medication and pharmaceutical supplies. Assists the Pharmacy Technician Group leader in assigned areas of the hospital or retail pharmacy to coordinate activities of Pharmacy Technicians and support personnel in keeping with the scope of services provided, and with consideration to the age of the patients/customers being served. Interacts professionally as needed with patients/customers, physicians and their support personnel to obtain accurate information, including insurance information, needed to process customer/patient prescriptions, and process accurate payment transactions. Accesses, inputs and retrieves necessary information using multiple pharmacy system applications. Assists pharmacy technicians in the formulation, preparation, dispensing and delivery of medications and pharmaceutical supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures, as workload or need arises and in keeping with the scope of services provided.


High school graduate or equivalent degree. Completion of one to two years of college preferred.

Successful completion of the Rhode Island Hospital or The Miriam Hospital Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

Must have and maintain current Rhode Island Pharmacy Technician licensure as well as National Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT).


A minimum of two years of progressively more responsible work experience as a Pharmacy Technician, preferably at the Rhode Island or The Miriam Hospital.

Must possess solid computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, as well as email and calendar applications. Must be comfortable in using internet web applications and multiple pharmacy system applications.

Strong customer service presence and verbal and written communication skills are necessary to interact with customers/patients, physicians and ancillary support staff.

Work is exact and requires the ability to pay attention to detail to avoid serious error in medication dispensing and payment transactions.

Must be able to multi-task and reprioritize as needed while maintaining accuracy and service standards.