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Pharmacy Technician Apprentice – Training Program at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority in Madison, Wisconsin

Posted in Pharmaceutical 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Are you excited to join the healthcare field, but unsure where to apply your skills? Or are you someone who is seeking to make a career change? This may be the opportunity for you! Come join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin as a Pharmacy Technician Apprentice. 

We’re seeking:

  • Enthusiastic learners who are eager to develop and apply pharmacy knowledge with a hands-on approach to learning. 

  • Individuals with strong critical thinking, organization, and time management skills who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. 

  • A general comfort level with mathematics; isn’t required; you will be learning how to calculate drug dosages.

  • Previous experience in customer service or healthcare is wonderful, but not required. 

Perks of the program:

  • Get paid a competitive wage and receive benefits while you complete our four-month ASHP accredited technician training program. 

  • Gain experience working in Inpatient or Ambulatory Pharmacies at UW Health. 

  • Upon successful completion of the program, employed trainees will move immediately into a permanent role within UW Health. (see link below for more information). 

What’s required:

  • Achieve an overall course score of at least 80% for all didactic and simulation material.

  • Achieve at least 80% on the pharmacy calculations and pharmacology sections.

  • Successfully complete a media fill test and achieve 80% on the corresponding course material.

  • Successfully complete all designated experiential competencies.

  • Sign an Employee Agreement committing to work for UW Health Pharmacy for at least 24 months or reimburse the cost of the program. The program costs $3,400 (amount is pro-rated).

When will you know? Our recruitment timeline is below: 

  • September 29th, 2023: Applications due

  • Week of October 9th: In-Person Interviews and references completed

  • Week of October 16th: Official notification of acceptance

  • November 6th, 2023: Class begins

Work Schedule

100% FTE, day shift. Monday – Friday 7:00AM – 3:30PM. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.


Minimum –High School Diploma or equivalent and formal acceptance into the UW Health Pharmacy Technician Apprentice Program.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UW Health is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we work to embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.  EOE, including disability/veterans.

University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.

UW Health Shared Services Building – a non-clinical location in Middleton that houses nearly 100 Pharmacy professionals. These employees perform various services and duties, including pharmacy administration, Pharmacy Technician Training Program, pharmacy primary care services, medication prior authorization, sterile and non-sterile compounding, specialty/mail service program and call center.

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