Pharmacy Technician

  • Mckesson
  • Roseville, CA, USA
  • Jun 04, 2021
Full time Admin-Clerical Pharmaceutical

Job Description


Job Description - Pharmacy Technician (18008021)

Job Description 

Pharmacy Technician - (18008021)



McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need - Sunday: 8:30am to 4:30pm and Monday toThursday: 2:00pm to 10:30pm

Position Description
The ideal candidate will be able to accurately and efficiently fill prescription requests in a high volume automated refill setting.  Under the supervision of a Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician prepares, packages, and distributes medications in a fast-paced production environment.  Maintains continuous, consistent work flow in order to meet daily production goals; and has the ability to work productively either independently or as a team with acute attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks. 

  • Manually fill prescription vials with prescribed tablets and capsules. Must read computer generated screens to find indicated merchandise on labeled shelves, verify size and strength. Perform basic mathematical reasoning to either count or calculate appropriate number of units needed to fill prescriptions.
  • Replenish medication in automated dispensing cells to full capacity; opening large quantities of bottles and cases of product. Use of handheld scanner unit to scan barcodes of product, entering expiration and lot information into computer application. Maintains high level of focus to avoid cross contamination and performs quality assurance check for expired and/or damaged product.
  • Completes weekly cycle counts as assigned by Inventory Mgr. Requires audits of cell inventory, counting product at primary and secondary bin locations. Assists with research and identification of root cause of discrepancies as needed.
  • Prepare cold chain and specialty prescriptions following special requirements for handling and packing.
  • Assists with packing and shipping of prescriptions. Understands and abides by federal and state HIPAA laws as well as pharmacy standard procedures to ensure patient safety and privacy.
  • Demonstrate problem resolution skills: ability to recognize, address and escalate issues to management.
  • Perform cleaning and maintenance on all cells/cassettes as needed. Includes dissembling of automated cells, replacing broken or missing parts, and performing calibration audits.



 Minimum Requirements
One year pharmacy, retail or customer service setting

Critical Skills

  • Knowledge of federal and state HIPAA laws
  • Skill using Mini Parata, Kalish and Baker cassettes preferred

Additional Knowledge & Skills
Working knowledge of pharmacy operations; good communication and computer skills.

HS Diploma or Equivalent or Pharmacy Technician certification


CA Pharmacy Technician license required

PTCB National certification preferred


Working Conditions:

Environment (Office, warehouse, etc.) –

·        Large scale pharmacy/warehouse production environment

·        Exposure to cold conditions in refrigerated walk-in station (5%-7% time)

·        Occasional handling of environmentally hazardous medications

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting and carrying  < 10lbs, two hours per day
  • Pushing vial pucks/canisters onto conveyor   5lbs, continuously through shift 4+ hours per day
  • Standing and walking continuously through shift, eight hours per day
  • Stooping, kneeling or crouching < 2hours per day
  • Climbing step ladders < 2 hours per day
  • Keyboard use two hours per day
  • Visual acuity reading, transcribing, and viewing computer screens, eight hours per day

Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.