• Location: Durham, NC
  • Posted: Nov 1, 2019

Job Description

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Occupational Summary

Perform under supervision a variety of routine and advanced technical duties related to compounding intravenous medications both hazardous and non-hazardous in accordance with standard procedures and techniques described in USP 797 and USP 800.

Work Performed

Interpret medication orders; perform pharmaceutical calculations, considering patient and drug characteristics; and compound intravenous medication.
Deliver medication to appropriate patient care location when needed.
Receive and triage information requests; research and provide information where appropriate; refer other inquiries to pharmacists. Inventory, order, receive and stock drugs and supplies.
Perform specialized and advanced procedures specific to the assigned pharmacy area, including the Cancer Center Infusion Pharmacy, Morris hospital-based clinic pharmacy, and North Pavilion pharmacy.
Serve as a primary training resource for new technicians and assist in evaluating their progress as directed; may assist in preparing schedules, setting work priorities and making work assignments as directed.
Assist other technicians in performing complex procedures and/or calculations as required.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Completion of a pharmacy technician course program or equivalent hospital experience.

Knowledge of sterile compounding

Level Characteristics

Ability to work closely with others in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Pharmacy Technician CPhT

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education: Work requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of a formalized Pharmacy Technician program preferred.

Experience: Work requires a minimum of two years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician plus completion of advanced competencies checklist as documented and approved by the Department of Pharmacy.

OR equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification: Pharmacy technician certification is required from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy registration is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: N/A

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level


Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideasan exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Duke Health

705 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5600

Fax: (919) 684-5600