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Veterinary Pharmacy Technician I

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title

Veterinary Pharmacy Technician I


Texas A&M University


Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to promoting a culture that embraces, expands, and celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability that enriches the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Diverse perspectives, talents and experiences are invaluable to our mission and support our core values.

Who we are

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) includes the Small Animal Hospital and the Large Animal Hospital, both of which are dedicated to A Better Life Through Compassion, Innovation, and Discovery. We work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and educating others that allows us to provide total care for animal patients while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!

What we want

We are looking for a Veterinary Pharmacy Technician I, to join the Pharmacy department of our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital! The ideal candidate is responsible for providing care and treatment of animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital; provides assistance to the professional staff and instructs veterinary students and subordinate staff in clinical techniques. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If you enjoy patient care; and maintaining a sanitary and functionally well-organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Work Schedule - the standard shift is Monday - Friday; varied, with the ability to work alternative shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty. Essential Personnel - This position is considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless or until relieved by their direct supervisor.

Cover Letter/Resume': A cover letter and resume' are strongly recommended. You may upload these on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website.

As a Healthcare facility, The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital COVID-19 guidelines may vary from those located on the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' website

Required Education and Experience:

* Associate's degree or any equivalent combination of education
* One year of experience in a health-related field

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Basic computer skills in word processing and data entry
* Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements:

* Ability to work independently, problem solve, and teach
* Ability to lift or move medium weight
* Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor
* Works to cover, or take emergency call, on evenings, weekends, and holidays as required

Preferred Education and Experience:

* Associate's degree in biomedical sciences or related field
* Two years of experience in a health-related field, including one year experience in a hospital pharmacy

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Knowledge in use of prescription balance
* Basic pharmacy calculations

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

* Licensed Pharmacy Technician


* Pharmacy Patient-Related Care - Accurately interprets, fills, and dispenses orders and prescriptions. Prepares and packages medications, pharmaceuticals, prescriptions, and returned goods for shipment. Assists to prepare pharmaceutically elegant, sterile, and stable products using scales, balances, hoods, and autoclave. Understands and is able to perform all the steps involved in the antigen program.
* Pharmacy Operations - Checks daily reports, verifies sales, checks discrepancies, and balances records. Maintains, controls, and keeps accurate records of controlled substances in the Cubex Machines, Small Animal Pharmacy, and Large Animal Pharmacy lock boxes. Adheres to laws and regulations governing the preparation, dispensing, and compounding of prescription drugs, chemicals, and pharmaceutical products. Participates in the annual physical inventory as well as perpetual inventory. Assists in the expired drug program. Assists in maintaining and updating policies and procedures, signature lists, non-inventory list, and labels. Maintains inventory on all pharmacy storage locations. Prepares schedule of pharmacy staff.
* Communications and Public Relations - Interacts with clients, faculty, staff, students, and administrators to ensure the highest standard of public relations communication. Interacts personally with in-house customers (faculty, staff, students, and hospital personnel) to ensure adequate and cohesive working relationships between pharmacy and other departments. Interacts with clients and the public in retail setting. Orients veterinary students and assists them to comply with pharmacy policies and procedures and prescription drug laws.
* Equipment - Accounts for equipment checked out for use in clinics. Trains to be proficient in cleaning and using the endoscope equipment. Takes call for after hour endoscope use. Manages Cubex dispensary machines in the hospital by providing general support, configuration, stocking, and training end users. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Keywords: Texas A&M University, College Station , Veterinary Pharmacy Technician I, Professions , College Station, Texas

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