Advanced Pharmacy Technician- Investigational Drug Services

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(5/28/2024 4:41 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Join our world-class academic healthcare system as an Advanced Pharmacy Technician-Inpatient( Investigational Drug).  As an Advanced Pharmacy Technician you will join a fast-paced, ever-changing environment where the team works together for a shared purpose. Advanced Pharmacy Technicians play an essential role in the medication use process. They are responsible for compounding parenteral medications in a newly constructed clean room, process medication orders, and; ensuring patients have their medications when requested. 


 Job Summary 

 As an Advanced Pharmacy Technician you will be responsible for the order entry of prescriptions, preparation of narcotics investigational drugs and other home infusion medications, pharmacy purchasing and inventory control, disposable supplies and related activities under the direction of a pharmacist for intravenous homecare patients. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, accurate, and timely medication distribution and reliable pharmaceutical care.


 Essential Job Functions 


  • Perform accurate prescription order entry processes that are held for pharmacist’s review and authorization.
  • Prepare and compound sterile parenteral/enteral pharmaceuticals, controlled substances, and chemotherapeutic agents under pharmacist's supervision, demonstrating a commitment to excellence.
  • Initiate and complete delivery forms.
  • Attend and participate in all patient care meetings and conferences.
  • Responsible for knowing and adhering to Policy and Procedures governing pharmacy operations. Assist in maintaining the pharmacy facility in adherence to Policy and Procedures for achievement of excellent audit results.
  • Organize assigned work load to best facilitate its accomplishment.
  • Prepare record and monitor results for pharmaceutical quality assurance testing.
  • Assists with the management of pharmacy inventory. Prepares purchase orders and validates receipt of pharmaceutical stock and supplies from our primary wholesaler and direct shipments from other vendors.  This also includes managing the inventory for all investigational drugs and maintaining records of receipt and return of investigational drugs at the close of a study.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients and their personal information at all times.
  • Assist the pharmacist, when requested in all duties and functions according to standard practices of the profession and state, federal and other applicable laws
  • Assists with the education and training of pharmacy students, technician students and new personnel.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of one-year experience in pharmacy preparations for parenteral/enteral, intravenous antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Must be a certified pharmacy technician
  • Knowledge of basic drug terminology, pharmaceutical evaluation, pharmacology and pharmaceutical law.
  • Pharmaceutical quality assurance experience with parenteral products.
  • Excellent aseptic technique must be demonstrated on an ongoing basis.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and cooperate with all departments within the home infusion center.
  • Illinois technician licensure


 Position Details 

  • Job Type: Full time
  • Shift: Day
  • Unit/Department: IDS
  • CBA Code: Non-Union


We anticipate that you will generally work approximately 40 hours per week.  We anticipate that you will generally be scheduled to work the day shift, 8.5 hour shifts, randing from 7:30am-6pm and will not be scheduled for on-call shifts. The days of the week that you are scheduled will be Monday-Friday.


Must comply with Ingalls Memorial Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

For nearly a century Ingalls Memorial has pioneered sophisticated clinical care and developed the area's most convenient network of comprehensive outpatient centers, all dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the community. Now, partnered with UChicago Medicine, we have expanded our network of expert physicians, convenient facilities and scope of service to speed your healing process and help navigate your path to wellness. A skilled Medical Staff and talented employees dedicated to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and injury provide a firm foundation for our reputation for quality. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is for you. Here at Ingalls, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us!



UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: Ingalls Career Opportunities  


UChicago Medicine Ingalls is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.



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