Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician, Associate
Job ID: 622641
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:15am-5:45pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Retail Pharmacy_Falk
Location: 3601 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213


This position offers a $2,000 signing bonus, competitive salary, and a generous benefits package. Apply today to learn more!

UPMC Falk Pharmacy is a retail pharmacy looking for a technician for the 9:15am-5:45pm Monday through Friday shift, excluding holidays. 


The Pharmacy Technician, Associate provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by assisting with data entry, billing, adjudication, and documentation of medication orders, medication preparation, medication filling and medication distribution.  The Pharmacy Technician services are provided in compliance with the Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and the State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

  • Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationships during medication distribution process.
  • Distribution: Participate in the distribution of medication including will-call management and point of sales duties.
  • Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices utilizing pharmacy computer software.
  • Filling: Assist in the preparation of the proper oral and injectable medications. Use proper technique in the preparation of medications.
  • General: Assist in the training of pharmacy personnel and students.
  • General: Assure that all controlled substances are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State, and Department Regulations.
  • General: Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • 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.
  • General: Maintain all patient information and records. Maintain the pharmacy computer system as required.
  • General: Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • General: Participate in departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational and patient care indicators.
  • General: Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units.
  • General: Procure and maintain adequate inventory levels on daily basis in applicable areas such as a general stock room, and automated dispensing machines.
  • 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.
  • General: Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.
  • General: comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • General: finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures
  • General: Must be dependable and flexible in job assignments


  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • One of the following is required: 
    • 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
  • Experience in a retail pharmacy is preferred. 
  • Ability to process prescriptions from the data entry step through billing, including the ability to effectively contact third party plans and resolve claim errors, is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $13.64 to $21.41

Union Position: No

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