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SSM Health Pharmacy Technician in Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

Role Purpose:

Supports the overall positive patient experience by assuring medications are available. Under supervision by the pharmacists maintains proper operation of the automated dispensing system in addition to performing the duties of the pharmacy technician(packaging, preparing IV fluids, stocking of the nursing units).


  • Provides medication for our patients by filling the Unit Dose medication orders, and loading the automated dispensing units.

  • Provides safe IV compounds for our patients by preparing IV admixtures using sterile technique.

  • Assures an efficient IV room by stocking the IV preparation area with IV solutions and preparing for the next shift's utilization.

  • Prioritizes the delivery and pick-up of medications in a team- oriented manner with the pharmacist with whom they are working.

  • Assures supplies for other departments are safe by conducting monthly inspections of all areas where drugs are stored (in Pharmacy and other departments) replacing outdated or unusable medications.

  • Assures medications are available for patients by assisting, when needed, in inventory control (checking inventory, ordering, checking in orders).

  • Provides safe medications for our patients by packaging any medication needed and labeling the drug with a valid bar code.

  • Provides safe and secure narcotic dispensing to our patients by delivering and picking up returns of narcotic medication when needed.

  • All transactions are recorded accurately in Pyxis and CII safe where available.

  • Promotes a smooth running department by performing other duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, specialized training in Pharmacy technician skills (minimum 6 month course) preferred but not required.

  • Licensure as a Pharmacy Technician by the Missouri Board of Pharmacy

  • Oral and written communication skills to provide information to Physicians, Nursing, and the Pharmacy staff

  • Basic Computer and mathematics skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred but not required.

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Lake St. Louis –

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Lake Saint Louis is the leading provider of health-care services for western St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties. The 122-bed hospital is a state-designated Level III trauma center, and specializes in obstetric and pediatric services. It offers emergency services, SSM Health Cancer Care, SSM Health Orthopedics, and SSM Health Pain Care among many other inpatient and outpatient health care services. In 2014, it was named one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and made Becker's Hospital Review's list of 100 Great Community Hospitals.

Benefits Statement:

Our robust employee benefits package includes health benefits, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability coverage, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, an employee assistance program, retirement plan options and more.

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings.

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex