Pharmacy Tech Dilley 1217

Maxim Healthcare Services Nursing
Post Date:
September 04, 2021

The ICE Health Services Corps (IHSC) exists within the organizational structure of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps Officers, civil service staff and contractors comprise the healthcare professionals working together to provide quality healthcare services.

IHSC serves as the medical experts for ICE for resident health care.




IHSC’s mission is to provide medical care to maintain the health of individuals in the custody of ICE through an integrated health care delivery system, based on nationally recognized correctional, detention and residential health care standards. The Agency is committed to providing healthcare services to protect the nation’s health, reduce global disease and provide medical support for the law enforcement mission of the safe apprehension, enforcement and removal of detained individuals involved in immigration proceedings. IHSC is committed to ensuring a system of care that is ethical, responsible, and accountable through rigorous surveillance and monitoring activities.


For further information and/or to apply to this opportunity, please contact Kim Herrmann at (877) 529-8016 or email your resume to [email protected]






  1. Strong oral and written communication skills.

  2. Excellent interpersonal skills.

  3. Critical thinking skills.

  4. Cultural competency.

  5. Integrity and honesty.

  6. Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish (preferred, not required).

  7. Experience in a detention/correctional or residential healthcare setting (preferred, not required).



Degreeissuing institution and or program must be accredited by an entity recognized by the U.S. Department of Education


  1. Graduate from a pharmacy technician program accredited by The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).

  2. Minimum of one year experience as a Certified Pharmacy Technician.




  1. Certified by The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

  2. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association.

  3. This position does not require privileging by IHSC.






  1. Knowledge of (1) pharmaceutical nomenclature, (2) formulas, strengths, and dosage forms of drugs; (3) pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; (4) operation and care of a variety of pharmaceutical equipment; (5) receipt, storage, and order of pharmaceuticals, bulk compounding, preparation of sterile solutions, and setting up prescriptions for a final check by a pharmacist.

  2. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.

  3. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands.

  4. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements.

  5. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders.

  6. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment.

  7. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web based training and communications.

  8. Moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint.

  9. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII).




  1. Performs all duties related to preparation and dispensing of medication orders.

  2. Provides direct care to patients within discipline Scope of Practice and performs functions in accordance with current accepted practice, licensure, certification, credentialing and or granted privileges.

  3. Provides age appropriate screening, treatment, and patient instruction pertinent to the discipline and facility setting for acute and chronic conditions.

  4. May be expected to respond to and or coordinate response to medical emergencies.

  5. Reads individual prescriptions and determines the name of the drug, strength, and dosage of drugs to be dispensed. Correlates instructions on the prescription with pharmacy policy limitations and notes such on the prescription.

  6. Sets up prescriptions by obtaining the correct drug stock, counting the correct amount of medication, and placing this medication in smaller containers. After the prescription has been filled, all contents and the label are set aside in order for a final check by a pharmacist.

  7. Consults with the Clinical Services Manager or clinical pharmacist directly to clarify a prescription problem. This indicates that the technician has the knowledge and experience to recognize a problem in which a physician or a pharmacist must be contacted to clarify or change a medication order.

Kim Herrmann
Phone: (410) 910-1592