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Pharmacy Technician

DHS/Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center

  • Location: Mauston, WI
  • Post Date: 11/9/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME

he Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS); Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS); Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC) is recruiting to fill multiple Pharmacy Technician position in Mauston, WI. 

Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center opened in 2001 and houses Wisconsin's Sexually Violent Persons Program. The goal of the center is treating and teaching patients with a history of sexual aggression toward the goal of providing a safe return to the community. 

State of Wisconsin benefits include at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan. 

Work hours are 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., on a rotating schedule working every other weekend and holidays. 

Previous applicants please do not re-apply. 

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Position Summary:   

This position is responsible for the coordination of the overall operations of the pharmacy. Duties include , but are not limited to: Liaison with the pharmaceutical supplier(s) for the facility, maintaining medical and drug supplies, preparation and distribution of medications, charting medications, and maintenance of patient medical records.

Special Notes:   

Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled. 

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SRSTC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date. 

This position has physical requirements which may include but are not limited to pushing heavy carts (push weight approx. 5-25 lbs.); standing for long periods of time; bending, lifting up to 40lbs, stooping, and turning during filling of patient medication orders; and walking to deliver medications at least 3 times per day. Applicants may be required to pass a physical evaluation to assess these requirements.


Minimally qualified candidates will have: 

  • Experience or training as a Pharmacy Technician in a hospital, long term care facility, school or retail setting (i.e., preparing and administering medications, etc.)

  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

  • Excellent communication skills

In addition, well qualified candidates will have: 

  • Current Pharmacy Technician Certification

  • Experience or training utilizing pharmacy software and/or prescription systems

  • Experience working as apart of an multidisciplinary team

  • Experience working in a secure setting (i.e., correctional institution, hospital, treatment facility, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently, organizing tasks and setting priorities using effective time management skills


How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment and would like to 
apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume and letter of qualifications (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy or a fax. 

Applicants deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement. 

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply. 

Please note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email. 

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs’ website.



DHS/Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center