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University of Rochester Pre-Certified Pharmacy Technician in Training - 237039 in Rochester, New York

Pre-Certified Pharmacy Technician in Training Job ID 237039

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 089 Grade 089 Pharmacy SMH



The main responsibility of pre-certified technicians in training will be to actively participate in the Pharmacy Technician Training Program (PTTP) in preparation for passing the PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam and becoming a Certified Pharmacy Technician. This program will include didactic learning, simulations, and experiential rotations, and is typically completed in 12 weeks after passing the final exam. Responsibilities and tasks are consistent with state, federal and local regulations, consistent with the functions of a pharmacy technician.


  • Completes all assigned computer-based learning modules in a timely manner, organizing study materials and completing quizzes as required. Any questions should be brought to the attention of the program administrator or preceptor in a timely manner.

  • Attends and completes all assigned experiential rotations as part of the PTTP. This will include ambulatory and acute care experiences; overseen by a preceptor at each site. The employee is expected to be engaged, ask questions, and participate in all activities assigned at the site consistent with Pharmacy Technician duties and responsibilities.

  • Additional training during the PTTP or following the program may be assigned preparing the employee to be able to complete other assigned tasks appropriate for pre-certified pharmacy technicians in training, including but not limited to: medication order fulfillment, restocking areas, re-packaging of medications, answering and triaging telephone calls, medication delivery, and use of other technology integrated into the medication use system. Should be completed under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Other duties as assigned.

  • Completes all assigned simulation tasks, observed and graded by a preceptor of the program. Employee should be prepared for all simulations by reviewing the available material and training/study guides prior to the live simulation.

  • Reports regularly to training program during assigned hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm). Works efficiently and limits distractions and downtime while completing course work. Keeps unapproved absences to a minimum, and ensures all missed course work is made up in a timely manner. Reviews, understands and follows all policies and procedures applicable to employment at URMC and enrollment in PTTP as outlined during orientation to the program.

  • Works in preparation to obtain a passing score on the PTCB Certification Exam upon completion of the program with the intention of filling a Certified Pharmacy Technician position. Completion of PTTP is obtained by successfully passing the final exam. In preparation, the employee utilizes study materials and available resources to review content and increase knowledge in areas where needed.


  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Be enrolled in the URMC ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program (PTTP) required

  • Previous work experience in health care or another fast-paced environment.

  • Be at least eighteen years of age at the time of application required

  • Upon completion of the program, be eligible to register for the PTCB certification exam required

  • Pass the PTCB Certification Exam within 180 days of PTTP completion required

    The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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