Job Information

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (ONCOLOGY) in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Position Information

Posting NumberSRGV7350


Number of Vacancies1

LocationRio Grande Valley

DepartmentSchool of Medicine / Clinical Support Services ISU



Scope of Job

Responsible for working closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals within the UTRGV Health Cancer Center assisting in various pharmacy tasks to ensure and support the highest standards of patient care and ensure compliance with safety protocols at all times.

Description of Duties

  • Accurately and safely prepares, packages, and dispenses medications.

  • Performs prescription verification and reviews for completeness and accuracy.

  • Ensures timely delivery of medications to patients and healthcare providers.

  • Monitors and maintains inventory levels of pharmaceuticals and supplies.

  • Assists with ordering, receiving, and restocking medications and supplies.

  • Manages drug recalls and expired medication disposal processes.

  • Provides excellent customer service to patients, answering questions and addressing concerns.

  • Collaborates with healthcare providers to ensure optimal medication therapy outcomes.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality and adheres to all HIPAA regulations.

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives and regulatory compliance.

  • Performs routine inspections and documentation to meet accreditation standards.

  • Assists in medication error reporting and investigations.

  • Ensures compliance with state and federal pharmacy laws and regulations.

  • Maintains a safe, clean, and organized work environment.

  • Promotes a culture of safety and adherence to all safety protocols.

  • Participates in related pharmacy trainings and testing to stay current with rules and regulations governing oncology practice.

  • Follows all safety and biohazard procedures in the disposal of medical waste.

  • Files and maintains prescription records.

  • Stays current with developments in oncology pharmacy practice.

  • Assists in the compounding of specialized oncology medications.

  • Supports research initiatives within the cancer center pharmacy.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from Pharmacist in Charge and or Staff Pharmacist.

Supervision Given


Required Education

High School diploma or equivalent, to include 20 hours of IV Training accredited by the ACPE .

Preferred Education

Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program.


Current Pharmacy Technician Registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy ( TSBP ).

Preferred:National Certification (CPhT).

Required Experience

Two (2) years of experience as a pharmacy technician in an oncology or hospital setting. Experience in the preparations of both hazardous and non-hazardous sterile preps.

Preferred Experience



Use of standard pharmacy/office equipment. Knowledge in the operation of pharmacy equipment such as: Dolly, Pyxis Machine, Biological Safety Cabinet, and Horizontal Laminar Flow Hood.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office/healthcare environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exposure to hazardous medications, requiring strict adherence to safety protocols. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The job location will shift from the Harlingen Institute of Neuroscience to the UTRGV Cancer Center in McAllen once completed.


  • Strong knowledge of oncology medications.

  • Strong knowledge of oncology sterile preparation.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in pharmacy software and computer systems.

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-stress environment.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods.

  • Manual dexterity for precise medication handling.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-Time

Minimum SalaryCommensurate with Experience

Posted SalaryCommensurate with Experience

Position Available Date02/19/2024

Grant Funded PositionNo

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EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check ( CBC ). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the VP of HR & Talent Development .

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    • Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
  • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions

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    • Are you a current UTRGV employee?
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  • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours

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  • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university

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    • Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Unofficial Transcripts

  • Certifications and Licenses

  • State Licensure

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  • Reference Letter 1

  • Reference Letter 2

  • Reference Letter 3

  • Training Certificates

  • Other Document

  • List of 3 References

  • Unofficial Transcripts 2

  • Unofficial Transcripts 3

  • Letter of Interest

  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

  • Additional Document