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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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Pharmacy Technician, Inter.

  • Job ID: 793637073
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Western Maryland
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 12500 Willowbrook Rd, Cumberland MD 21502
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.88 to $22.66 / hour

Description

UPMC Western MD seeks a full-time Pharmacy Technician! Eligible applicants may receive a sign-on bonus of $5,000 with a two-year commitment. 


The Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by showing proficiency in essential technician functions like sterile and nonsterile medication preparation, packaging and labeling of medications, medication filling, and medication distribution. The Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with the job.
  • General: Maintain and update automated med stations, unit and department stock, emergency boxes, and crash carts.
  • Investigational: Assist in the procurement, accountability, storage, preparation, and distribution of investigational and study drugs.
  • Distribution: Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area.
  • Filling: Assist in the preparation of the proper oral and injectable medications (including intravenous admixtures and TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)) for the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time. Use proper technique in the preparation of medications.
  • General: Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and skill in maintaining controlled substance records and the distribution process for controlled substances.
  • General: 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.
  • Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required.
  • General: Procure and maintain adequate inventory levels on daily basis in applicable areas such pharmacy medication stock rooms, automated medication carousels, and automated dispensing machines.
  • General: Audit and maintain accurate records for controlled substances. Assure that all such drugs are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State, and Department Regulations.
  • General: finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedure
  • General: Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records. Maintain all patient information and records. Maintain the pharmacy computer system as required.
  • General: Participate in departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational and patient care indicators.
  • Distribution: Participate in the distribution of medication including medication cassettes, emergency medication carts and the delivery of controlled substances per department policy and state and federal requirements
  • Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationships during medication distribution process.
  • General: 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. Comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • General: Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • Filling: Consistently has the ability to work in the Sterile Product area preparing cytotoxic and hazardous drugs (e.g. chemotherapy) using proper aseptic technique.
  • General: Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.

 

Qualifications

Pharmacy Technician, Associate

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required AND one of the following:
    • Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program
    • Six months of previous pharmacy technician experience
    • Six months experience as a Pharmacy Assistant within the UPMC Health System
    • Enrollment in a college program and in good standing

Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent OR Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program AND one of the following:
    • Two years of previous Pharmacy Technician experience
    • Enrollment in good standing as a pharmacy student.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Maryland Pharmacy Technician License Required
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Maryland Pharmacy Tech License Required
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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