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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 242186-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Summary:

Join the fun and fast-paced pharmacy environment, supporting the animal patients of UW Veterinary Care (UWVC)! Launch your career by providing technical support to the in-patient and out-patient activities at UWVC. The position requires knowledge of sterile product preparation, appropriate drug therapy uses, product identification (human vs. veterinary), problem-solving abilities and communication skills. The incumbent must be able to function independently in the full realm of technical responsibilities, as well as in interactions with UWVC clients and clinicians. The position functions under the supervision of a UWVC Pharmacist.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

High School Diploma required; Advanced degree given consideration
Pharmacy Technician Certification is preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations. Knowledge of standard safety and quality control practices. Basic computer skills.

Ideal applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills, effective teamwork and problem solving skills, and is proficient in basic math. Previous experience working in a pharmacy and pharmacy technician certification is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Pharmacy Technician Certification is preferred

Additional Information:

Additional Requirements:
Ability to handle and prepare sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products, including but not limited to the use of mortar and pestle and syringes. Ability to read and interpret prescription requests accurately.

Physical Requirements:
- Constant standing and walking
- Constant handling, grasping, eye/hand/foot coordination, and repetitive motions
- Frequent carrying up to 50 pounds
- Frequent reaching
- Occasional lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds
- Occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching

Posted at 100% FTE, Pharmacy Technician Entry and Objective Level:

Entry level candidates are new to the pharmacy technician field (less than two years experience) and bring minimal skills and expertise to the position.

Objective level candidates have been employed as a pharmacy technician for a minimum of 2 years and bring knowledge and experience to the position.

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits ( ), ample paid time off ( ), and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information:



Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 7:45AM - 4:15PM, with rotating weekend coverage. This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Potential for on-call hours as required by the hospital.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $16.00 Maximum $25.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the "" button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, current resume, as well as a list of professional references. The cover letter should describe your knowledge of standard safety and quality control practices, computer skills, ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations and math proficiency, and your communication skills. This position is being posted at the entry and objective levels. Level and pay are commensurate with experience.


Shelby Williams
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 29 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 27 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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