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Pharmacy Tech-Lake Forest Hospital Full Time Nights

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 101255 Job Function Pharmacy Shift Night Job (3rd) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


The Pharmacy Tech reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Identifies and fills medications, surgical kits, medication carts, emergency crash carts, requisitions and specialty items.
  • Prepares Sterile compounds and IV admixtures for injection and infusion including hazardous medications, chemotherapy, and biologics
  • Fills and labels individual patient medications according to a computer generated medication profile.
  • Packages medications into a unit-of-use form, labeling all medications and supplies with the required information; maintains a log of each preparation.
  • Delivers medications to nursing units to automated dispensing cabinets and retrieves discontinued medications
  • Maintains appropriate inventory of automated dispensing cabinets; rotates all floor stock and inventory to reduce outdated medications.
  • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate locations.
  • Replaces returned medications to appropriate locations, rotating the inventory and checking for expired medications.
  • Controls and checks medications outside of the department by performing unit inspections and emergency cart checks.
  • Appropriately handles controlled substances, including maintaining security, reconciling controlled substance dispenses and accounting for transactions of expired, waste and return.
  • Enters patient charges and credit information into the computer.
  • Maintains logs, records and other required documentation.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Pharmacy Technician License (IDFPR)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through PTCB or NHA required for all licensed after 2008 (within 6 months of hire or sooner if required by IL pharmacy practice act)


  • One year or less of related work experience, demonstrating familiarity with routines and procedures customary to the position.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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