Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Job ID: 706416
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Day with Rotation
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Pharmacy
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Full Time - Day with Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  7/10/2018

 

Purpose:
Responsible for the proper storage and distribution of drugs; receives and accounts for drugs coming from all vendors. Delivers drugs to patient care and other areas; picks up drug returns and applicable paperwork; and puts all returned unit-dose products back to proper receipts. Responsible for filling patient drug boxes, floor stock orders and automated dispensing cabinets. Assists Pharmacists as directed. Maintains daily report.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately fills floor stock request.
  • Basic understanding of concept of physical stability and chemical stability as it relates to parenteral pharmaceuticals.
  • Correctly interpret physician orders and can distinguish between pharmaceutical orders, laboratory tests, radiology, nursing and other orders.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.
  • Selects drugs from stock in proper dose, dosage form and quantity as ordered by physician under direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required:High school graduate or equivalent required. Must hold current Certified Pharmacist Technician Certification. Experience Required:Prefer previous pharmacy experience Must be familiar with typewriter keyboard and demonstrate the ability by producing a neat, accurate and legible copy. Individual must have ability to adapt to the computerized Pharmacy Information Systems utilized. Individual must demonstrate initiative and good judgment.

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

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

Salary Range: $0 to $12.22

Union Position: Yes

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