Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician, Senior-Nights
Job ID: 669670
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: four, ten hour shifts, per week
Shift: Night Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


Are you an experienced Pharmacy Technician interested in working in a pediatric pharmacy? We offer a generous benefits package, competitive salary, and a great learning environment. Apply today to learn more!


The Pharmacy Technician, Senior provides pharmaceutical care to patients by demonstrating proficient abilities in complex IV admixtures (including cytotoxic compounding and TPN compounding), navigating and utilizing the pharmacy information system and filling and distributing medications in the appropriate manner. The Pharmacy Technician, Senior may also have additional skills such as RobotRX skills, operation room skills, controlled substance skills or packing skills. The Pharmacy Technician, Senior services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

  • Actively participates in the professional growth and development of new employees, students, and Resident (s).
  • Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationships during medication distribution process. 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.  Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credit if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area.
  • Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required. Consistently has the ability to work and instruct in the Sterile Product area preparing cytotoxic and hazardous drugs (e.g. chemotherapy) using proper aseptic technique with a high level of skill and expertise. Possesses the ability to work and instruct in the Sterile Product area preparing TPN (Total Parentral Nutrition) solutions with a high level of skill and expertise. Demonstrates understanding of the calculations involved in nutritional solution preparation.
  • Assist in training other Pharmacy Technicians in determining their ability to function in ALL areas of the Pharmacy department.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and skill in maintaining controlled substance records and the distribution process for controlled substances.
  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge understanding the laws associated with the purchasing and distribution of controlled substances.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation toward patients, staff and visitors. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Demonstrate competency in performing high skill level activities in multiple areas such as sterile products/IV admixtures, controlled substances, robot operation, packaging operations, and operating room.
  • 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. 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
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This may include eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc. Maintain all patient information and records. Maintain the pharmacy computer system as required.
  • Maintain and update automated med stations, unit and department stock, emergency boxes, and crash carts.
  • Participate in departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational and patient care indicators.
  • Perform and document regular cleaning and maintenance activities of ALL areas. Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Prepare reports as required to support pharmacy activities.
  • Procure and maintain adequate inventory levels on daily basis in applicable areas such pharmacy medication stock rooms, automated medication carousels, and automated dispensing machines.
  • 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 direction and leadership for ALL technical aspects associated with medication preparation in the pharmacy department. Assist in coordinating daily activities, organizing duties and responsibilities, and developing the workflow of the technical staff to maximize productivity in MULTIPLE areas.
  • Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.


  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent or Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program  is required. 
  • Three years of previous pharmacy technician experience is required. 
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification is required.    
  • Demonstrated competency in six of the following fourteen skills: 
    • 1. Order entry 
    • 2. Sterile compounding 
    • 3. Chemotherapeutic preparation 
    • 4. Controlled substance 
    • 5. Non-Sterile Packaging 
    • 6. Inventory Processes 
    • 7. Operating room services  
    • 8. Automation  
    • 9. Medication Reconciliation
    • 10. Decentral Participation 
    • 11. Medication access & adherence 
    • 12. Prior authorization processing 
    • 13. Adjudication/billing 
    • 14. Quality Improvement
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification

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

Salary Range: $15.13 to $23.82

Union Position: No

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