Job Description

Job Title: Medication Technician -- Part Time and Full Time Opportunities
Job ID: 180000S9
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:00p-7:30a, 11:00p-7:30a
Shift: Variable
Facility: Canterbury Place
Department: CANTR Personal Care
Location: 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201


Are you looking for a rewarding position where you can help others every day? UPMC Senior Communities could be the perfect fit for you!

UPMC Canterbury Place is looking for a Medication Technician with availability for evening and night shifts (7:00pm-7:30am/11:00pm-7:30am) for both Part-time and Full-time openings.

In this role, you will provide direct care to residents including administration of medications within scope of role at UPMC Canterbury Place. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to explore this Medication Technician opportunity, and learn how you can make an impact in the lives of others while building the career you've always wanted!


• Accurately performs and records vital signs and weights as indicated for resident.
• Administers and documents medications in accordance with the PA Department of Human Services Medication Administration Training Program, state regulations and facility policies and procedures.
• Assists licensed nursing staff with emergency care when requested.
• Assists residents in the ordering, receipt and storage of their medications.
• Assists residents with basic activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, personal hygiene and grooming.
• Assists residents with meal set up and feeding as required.
• Assures resident safety by making regular room checks and is aware of the location of each resident.
• Attends all mandatory in-service programs and completes annual training related to job activities.
• Does personal laundry for residents as needed.
• Encourages resident’s participation in activities and assists with transportation to meals, scheduled programs, etc.
• Ensure accurate accounting and safekeeping of all narcotics at all times; performs change of shift narcotic count in accordance with regulations and policies.
• Follows all facility and departmental policies and procedures.
• Helps residents with arrangements for doctor appointments, beauty shop appointments, etc., as needed. May assist with making transportation arrangements to appointments off campus.
• Maintains and reorders necessary supplies used by the staff and residents.
• Maintains resident confidentiality.
• Provides direct resident care, following the residents support plan and physician orders; collaborates with other providers, e.g., therapists, hospice, home care, etc.
• Provides residents with clean linen and assists with bed making.
• Receives and documents medication delivery from pharmacy and ensures all medications are received and properly stored.
• Report changes in residents' conditions to Director of Resident Care/Charge person or the doctor and documents relevant information in the resident's chart in accordance with policy.
• Responds to resident’s requests for assistance in a timely manner.
• Responsible for documenting medications and medication related treatments per the physician's orders and accurately records all care provided in the resident’s record, Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Treatment Administration Record (TAR).


• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Completion of PA Department of Human Services Medication Administration Training Program

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
• Older Adult Protective Services Act
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.56 to $22.16

Union Position: No

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