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Pharmacy Tech (Overnights) Full Time

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 32369 Job Function Pharmacy Shift Night Job (3rd) Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?


**** This overnight shift is 7 days on and then 7 days off***

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.


  • Identifies and fills medications, surgical kits, medication carts, emergency crash carts, requisitions and specialty items.
  • Prepares IV admixtures solutions, correctly labeling all solutions for patient use.
  • Fills and labels individual patient medication drawers 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 and picks up orders during scheduled daily rounds.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory of automated dispensing cabinets; rotates all floor stock and inventory to reduce outdated medications.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.
  • Enters patient charges and credit information into the computer.
  • Maintains logs, records and other required documentation.
  • This role may support additional projects, perform administrative tasks, and other duties as assigned.



  • Pharmacy Technician License (IDFPR)
  • 1 to 2 years specialized or technical training, or equivalent, following successful completion of high school
  • Pharmacy Technician License (IDFPR)
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification through PTCB required for all those licensed after 2008
  • Newly licensed Technicians have 2 years from license effective date to obtain their CPhT.


  • One year or less of related work experience required, 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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