Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Pharmacy Technician


Recruitment #190207-6194HN-001


The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) seeks qualified individuals for the position of Pharmacy Technician, at Connecticut Valley Hospital. POSITION # CV 85596. This position is location in Page Hall Pharmacy at Connecticut Valley Hospital, located in Middletown, CT. This is a PART-TIME, thirty-two (32) hours per week position. The Work Schedule is, as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your Application into the JobAps system.

If selected for further consideration, State Employees may be required to provide their last two (2) Service Ratings and Non-State Employees may be required to provide two (2) Letters of Reference.

Questions regarding this Position should be directed to Deb Robinson, DMHAS HR, (860) 262-5819 or


In state facilities this class is accountable for independently performing the full range of tasks in technical pharmacy functions in traditional drug distribution system, ambulatory patient services, sterile and non-sterile product formulations and Pharmacy Service Units.


Compounds and delivers medications and other pharmaceutical supplies; maintains pertinent operational records; orders supplies from bulk storage, restocks dispensing carts and delivers contents to patient care areas according to schedule; computes and compiles prescription charges; assists pharmacist in reviewing written prescriptions to determine ingredients needed and ensure established procedures followed; assists pharmacist in filling prescriptions from bulk stock; uses clean air center and sterile technique in filling and labeling syringes for delivery to patient care units; assists pharmacist in filling bottles, capsules or other package forms with measured amount of medications according to prescription specifications; types and affixes labels to containers showing identification data and directions for use; makes entries on and maintains patient medication profiles; maintains and stores inventory of pharmaceuticals and supplies in dispensing area assigned under proper conditions of refrigeration and security; assists pharmacist in preparation of extemporaneous medications on an as-needed basis; maintains work area in clean and neat condition; prepares intravenous admixtures orders; assists in preparation of sterile and non-sterile products according to established procedures; orders and controls all necessary supplies from hospital stores; conducts special surveys under guidelines established by Director of Pharmacy or Pharmacist; may serve as liaison between nursing units and pharmacy; may sterilize injectable preparations; performs related duties as required.


Knowledge of basic principles and practices of a pharmacy operation; knowledge of basic chemistry; basic interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; ability to perform mathematical calculations; ability to order supplies and maintain inventory; ability to follow oral and written instructions.


One (1) year of experience performing technical pharmacy duties.

Note: For state employees the General Experience is interpreted as one (1) year of experience at the level of a Pharmacy Technician Trainee.



Successful completion of a training program as a Pharmacy Technician may be substituted for the General Experience.


  1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a certification as a Pharmacy Technician issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) in accordance with C.G.S. Sec 20-598a.
  2. Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Incumbents in this class may have significant exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive patients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions and may be required to do some lifting.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.