Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  • 08-Nov-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Full Time


Pharmacy Technician




Clinical Services

Reports To:

Chief Pharmacist






Grade 5 ($13.50-$22.13)




This position is located in Pharmacy Section at the Fred Leroy Health & Wellness Center. The primary purpose of this position is to perform pharmacy technician duties under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. This position requires specialized skills and knowledge of technical pharmaceutical work and a thorough knowledge of the routines and procedures of the pharmacy to perform assignments.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Read individual prescriptions and determine type of medication, strength, and dosage to be dispensed. Calculate and convert to proper weight and measure the amount of drugs to be dispensed. Correlate instructions on the order with pharmacy policies to determine the quantities to be dispensed. Enter and print prescription labels and place prescription labels on vials. Accurately measure and pour liquid products into dispensing bottles.
  2. Reorder supplies as needed. Inspect all pharmaceuticals and supplies for proper storage and for expiration dates and remove all outdated stock and fill out monthly drug storage area inspection reports. Restock pharmacy shelves with unit-of-use products from bulk supplies from the pharmacy storage room. Reorder prescription auxiliary labels as needed.
  3. Receive drug and supply orders and place stickers on products and on appropriate shelves. Notify supervisor of any discrepancies between order received and invoice. Select alternate products when the order product is unavailable.
  4. Clean counting trays daily and clean work surfaces and return supplies to the appropriate stock shelves. Perform any other housekeeping duties as necessary to maintain a clean pharmacy.
  5. Answer the telephone and greet patients with appropriate courtesy and record patient and provider requests and inform the pharmacist of the request. Copy and staple patient education materials and organize materials on patient information shelving for distribution to patients as directed. Prepare sterile solutions in the pharmacy. Interpret the doctor's orders; obtain necessary ingredients; prepare labels and label the final product; maintain records of the manufacturing process and supply the product for delivery.
  6. Explain pharmacy policies and prescription directions to patients as necessary.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Relationships and Authority:

This position has no supervisory duties.

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

This position is located in professional office environment.



  1. Associate degree in health related field or comparable experience.
  2. Two years customer service experience in health care field
  3. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access programs.
  4. Must be certified by the State of Nebraska as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or achieve such certification within 30 days from start date (required for operating with a Nebraska Community Pharmacy License).
  5. Become nationally certified as a Pharmacy Technician within 6 months from start date.
  6. Incumbent will satisfactorily complete Pharmacy Assistant training with Pharmacist and pass applicable testing to show competency, within two months from start date.
  7. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  8. Must have valid driver's license and be insurable.
  9. Must successfully pass drug and alcohol testing, motor vehicle, education, character, and criminal background checks.
  10. Able and willing to travel.


  1. Bachelor's degree in health related field.
  2. Two years specialized experience may have been gained in hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, or in pharmaceutical firms or laboratories. Experience must have provided a basic knowledge of:
  • Pharmaceutical nomenclature;
  • Characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals;
  • Pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the
  • Variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
  1. One or more years experience working with Native Americans or Native American organizations.
  2. Two years experience performing administrative duties.
  3. National certification as a Pharmacy Technician.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of Public Law 93-638: Indian Self-Determination Act, Tribal organizations and funding opportunities.

Preference will be given to Ponca Tribe of Nebraska members or members of a federally recognized tribe. However, all qualified individuals are eligible.

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is an at-will employer.

Tribal Council Approval: 07/18/09 Rev 04/18/13

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