Pharmacy Technician Certified Oncology - Pharmacy

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network


Location:  US:PA:Reading

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days
Hours:  Days, Rotation




The Oncology Pharmacy Technician takes direction from the Staff Pharmacist. Provides assistance with the order entry preparation, and distribution of drug products under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.  The Oncology Pharmacy Technician maintains appropriate inventory of drug supplies and a system of control to ensure the integrity of the purchases, control of supplies and proper accounting for their distribution.  


Located in the heart of Berks County in Reading, PA, St. Joseph Medical Center first opened its doors in 1873. The new 204 bed state of the art hospital, located on Bernville Road, opened in 2004 and in 2015 became the first hospital to join the Penn State Health organization.  It is a patient-focused institution guided by the integrated pharmacy practice model that offers 24 hour service. The department has a USP-797 compliant clean room and utilize Pyxis® automated dispensing cabinets. Other technologies include smart pump and barcode labeling.




Health, Vision, Dental effective on date of hire

Generous paid time off


Tuition reimbursement




High School Diploma or GED required.  

Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Tech School required.


PTCB Pharmacy Certification required.  




3 years of Pharmacy experience preferred, including preparation of IV Medications




Ability to work appropriately with persons of varied ages, racial, ethnic, and sociological backgrounds.

Ability to handle all communications in an appropriate manner.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Provide all services in a professional, cooperative fashion.

Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests.

Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).


Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, psychiatric, oncology, obstetric, chemically dependent, rehabilitation, and skilled-nursing patients.



This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


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