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Pharmacy Technician I
Job Code:2021-05-001
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum12.22
Salary Midpoint14.36
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

The incumbent in this position serves as a Pharmacy Technician for the Cherokee Service Unit under the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority. The incumbent is responsible for the provision of technical and support duties associated with the provision of pharmaceutical services to the patient population that is served by the organization. The position requires the maintenance of adequate quantities of necessary drugs and supplies necessary to meet the mission of the Pharmacy Department.


• High School graduate or equivalent. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations. Ability to operate a typewriter and/or keyboard for the production of documents, labels, and other printed materials.

• Ability to learn and/or knowledge of basic pharmacy processes and systems, pharmaceutical drug names, calculations, and regulations.

• Ability and/or knowledge to manage the ordering, receipt, accounting of, and proper storage of supplies.

• Ability to work with a variety of people from various backgrounds.

• Ability to exercise tack and diplomacy in order to gain the confidence, support, and cooperation of these individuals.

• Any type of work that demonstrates the applicant’s ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

• Basic proficiency in position expected within 12 months of hire.

• Must apply for and obtain National Technician Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) within one year of initial employment.


Knowledge or the ability to acquire knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature, metric and apothecary systems of weights and measures, sterile procedures, Federal pharmacy laws and regulations, JCAHO and IHS standards, operations of various types of pharmaceutical apparatus, equipment, automated technology, compounding techniques, and measurement of ingredients. Position requires basic mathematical and public relation skills. Valid driver’s license may be required.