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Pharmacy Technician

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2021
Requisition ID:  286688

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46218


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About NeuroDiagnostic Institute
NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center located on the campus of Community East Hospital in Indianapolis, and operated in partnership with Community Health Network, delivers advanced evaluation and treatment for patients with the most challenging and complex neuropsychiatric illnesses and moves them more efficiently into the most appropriate treatment settings within the community or state mental health system. The NDI is a key component the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s initiative to modernize and reengineer Indiana’s network of state-operated mental health facilities.



Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


About the Job:

The Pharmacy Technician performs pharmacy related functions, in compliance with policies and procedures that provide optimal pharmaceutical care. This role works under the direction of a pharmacist. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Prepares medications according to physician orders.
  • Ensures correct dose preparation of medications, ensuring each package contains the correct strength, lot number and expiration date; while following correct unit dose procedures.
  • Delivers medication and other pharmacy equipment to patient units, ensuring medication security during transit.
  • Returns unused medications from the patient units to the pharmacy.
  • Fills patient medication drawers.
  • Prepares medications and supplies for dispensing, including pre-packing bulk medications.
  • Prepares prescriptions for therapeutic leaves and discharges.
  • Prepares inventories, orders drugs and supplies from the storeroom, receives drugs and stocks shelves in various pharmacy locations.
  • Performs monthly nursing unit inspections, maintains workload records and collects quality assurance data.
  • Coordinates insurance billing including third party prescriptions.
  • Performs monthly inspections of medication storage areas, checking medication expiration dates restocking and rotating inventory as needed.
  • Ensures efficient inventory management, including procurement, annual inventory and the processing of invoices.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must be licensed as a pharmacy technician in the State of Indiana or be enrolled in a technician training program and possess a technician-in-training permit.
  • Knowledge of the computerized pharmacy medication ordering system and the automated medication dispensing units as appropriate.
  • Ability to use various equipment including computers and pharmaceutical packaging equipment.
  • Ability to work safely and have the willingness to comply with special safety and health precautions.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain records and responsibility for controlled susbstances.
  • Ability to maintain inventory control of drugs and supplies.
  • Knowledge of departmental and facility wide policies and procedures.
  • Ability to rotate through all work areas of the pharmacy.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to screen telephone calls and connect to appropriate individuals.
  • Ability to perform computer data entry of patient demographic and billing information.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis