Veterinary Pharmacy Technician I
Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Veterinary Pharmacy Technician I
Texas A&M University
Vet Med-Teaching Hospital
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
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 http://vethospital.tamu.edu/small-animal-hospital
and the Large Animal Hospital
http://vethospital.tamu.edu/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
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
Cover Letter/Resume': A cover letter and resume' are strongly
recommended. You may upload these on the application under
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
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
* 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
* 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
* 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
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.
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