L1 Pharmacy Technician - Central | Pharmacy

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 99046
Full/Part Time: FTE 0.50
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Pharmacy
Shift/Days: Variable
Posted FTE: 0.50 = 20 Hours

Job Opening Summary

This position is responsible for performing technical and clerical duties within the inpatient pharmacy distribution system. These duties are associated with providing comprehensive pharmaceutical services to patients of UF Health. Tasks include coordination of pharmacy repackaging and compounding; central pharmacy inventory management, including medications and supplies; medication preparation and distribution to patient care areas and automated dispensing cabinets; and regulatory compliance and other tasks necessary to support safe medication distribution. Competencies required for pharmacy technician level 1 must be completed and successfully assessed within six months of start date and at annual evaluations thereafter.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience & Training:

  • At least one of the following qualifications is preferred:
    • One year of hospital or community pharmacy experience.
    • Experience with non-sterile compounding and USP 795 requirements.
    • Experience with medication repackaging.
    • Inventory management skills, including experience with automation (carousels and automated dispensing cabinets).
    • Completion of military hospital core school and/or field medical service school.
    • One year (24 credit hours) of college-level study, which must include successful completion of algebra, chemistry and biology.

Job Knowledge & Characteristics:

  • Successful completion of all competencies required for the pharmacy technician level 1 position, including all new hire competencies. Successful completion of departmental competencies defined as a score of at least 85%.
  • Demonstrate ability to lift 30+ pounds.
  • Demonstrate ability to operate calculator, telecommunication and computer workstations.
  • Demonstrate ability to properly utilize compounding and laboratory equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medications including brand and generic names.
  • Maintain baseline math competency and perform necessary calculations to accurately prepare medication doses.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and compliance with state and federal laws, rules and regulatory standards.
  • Foster customer-oriented and hospitable environment. Facilitate communication within and across departments.
  • Demonstrate safety, accuracy and timeliness when completing work.
  • Demonstrate ability to triage work appropriately.
  • Once competency is established, demonstrate ability to train others.

Additional Requirement:

  • As a condition of employment within the Pharmacy Services Department of Shands Hospital, all employees must be accessible by telephone. This requires each employee to provide and maintain a valid telephone number to the department staff assistant in order for the department to reach them in the event of hospital need and/or emergency.


  • All pharmacy technicians must be registered with the Florida Board of Pharmacy as a registered pharmacy technician or licensed pharmacist intern prior to their first day of employment.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $18.45
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $22.65

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UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to diversity as a competitive advantage in attracting top talent from across the nation and around the world. We believe in sharing knowledge, learning from one another, valuing different opinions, and celebrating the things that make each one of us unique in our own right. UF Health Shands Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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