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Knoxville - Lead Pharmacy Technician (REQ#33886)

PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is one of the nation's largest institutional pharmacy companies. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacies in 45 states and serves nursing facilities that care for approximately 350,000 patients.



PharMerica facility in Knoxville is recruiting a Lead Pharmacy Technician to join our team.


The Lead Pharmacy Technicican is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities of the pharmacy technicians in the performance of accurate drug preparation and dispensing and other pharmacy technician duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:


  • Participates in orientation, training, competency assessment, and evaluation of Pharmacy Technicians.
  • Monitors work flow and reassigns Pharmacy Technicians as needed.
  • Prepares Pharmacy Technician schedules to meet the needs of the pharmacy.
  • Fills prescription items, as permitted by the State Board of Pharmacy, packaging medications for dispensing and for delivery, meeting the accuracy and productivity standards of the pharmacy.
  • Prepares medications including emulsions, liquids, powders and ointments, which may include non-sterile compounding.
  • May perform the following:
    • Works in the Controlled Drugs (Narcotics) Room.
    • Works with automated machines to prepack drugs. 
    • Manages inventory functions such as monitoring pharmaceutical levels and identify expired medications, managing to the pharmacy standard for Days on Hand. 
    • Inputs patient data and medication orders into a computer system to produce labels (data entry). 
    • Mixes/packages IV medications, sanitizes IV room, equipment and hood.
    • Services facility-based medication dispensing machines (e.g., RxNow).
  • Communicates with internal and external customers in a pleasant and professional manner.
  • Ensure technician adherence to local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, its policies and procedures, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Each essential function is required, although reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in an LTC pharmacy setting
  • Basic understanding of drugs, medication terminology, and metric system; ability to operate a computer
  • Licenses/Certifications: As required by state regulations and business needs
  • Detail oriented; goal oriented, team player, customer service, written and oral communication
  • Must be availible Monday - Friday 12:30pm - 9:30pm with rotating weekends/holidays




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Full time
Knoxville, TN 37901, US