Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior
Job ID: 690897
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Standard business hours Monday-Friday
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: HAMOT Medical Oncology
Location: 201 State St, Erie PA 16550

Description

Do you have oncology pharmacy experience and are looking to grow in your career? This position offers a stable schedule Monday-Friday, and a generous benefits package. Apply today to learn more!

Purpose:

The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior provides advanced operational support within pharmacy by demonstrating advanced knowledge of the responsibilities of a designated pharmacy role (i.e. Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology, etc) Provides progressive technical knowledge, coordination of activities, support of new initiatives and create a shared experience and support among associates. The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in training other Operations Specialists in determining their ability to function in DESIGNATED area of the Pharmacy department.
  • Collaborate with Pharmacy Administration on innovative projects and developments that further the Department's mission and goals.
  • Create and lead departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational indicators.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Ensure that all medications in all areas have been safely and securely stored according to Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required.
  • Oversee and instruct other associates in the DESIGNATED area regarding day-to-day activities.
  • Oversee the coordination of daily activities, organization of duties and responsibilities, and the development of workflow guidelines and other necessary tools to maximize productivity in DESIGNATED area.
  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Provide and received information (via telephone, person-to-person, or written) to hospital personnel, patients and visitors. Refer all drug information questions to Staff Pharmacists.
  • Provide feedback to the needs of the department and other associates in a respectful and effective manner consistent with UPMC values
  • Provide progressive technical knowledge, coordination of activities, support of new initiatives, and create a shared experience and support among associates within DESIGNATED area.
  • Use computer skills to process and document information as needed for Operations Specialist's designated area

Qualifications

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required OR Completion of an Accredited Pharmacy Technician Program.  
  • Five years' experience as a Pharmacy Technician or a Pharmacy Operations Specialist 
  •  Must have demonstrated competency in all detailed aspects of the Pharmacy Operations Specialists area of responsibility which includes (Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology...etc)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Certification within Specialty AND/OR Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.45 to $23.02

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

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