Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate
Job ID: 735454
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Community Provider Svcs
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 1001 Oakdale Road, Oakdale PA 15071


The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate provides operational support within pharmacy by demonstrating proficient knowledge of the responsibilities of a designated pharmacy role (i.e. Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, and Information Technology etc) Will act as a Mentor to the Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate. The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

  • Assist in training other Operations Specialists in determining their ability to function in DESIGNATED area of the Pharmacy department.
  • Create and evaluate policy, procedure, and training materials regarding operational workflow of designated area
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • 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.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required.
  • Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with the job.
  • Oversee and instruct other associates in the DESIGNATED area regarding day-to-day activities.
  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • 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 feedback to the needs of the department and other associates in a respectful and effective manner consistent with UPMC values
  • Take an active role in the training of fellow staff members in ones area of expertise.
  • Use computer skills to process and document information as needed for Operations Specialist's designated area


  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required OR Completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program AND: 
  • Three years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Operations Specialist. 
  • Must have demonstrated competency in all detailed aspects of the Pharmacy Operations Specialists. 
  • DESIGNATED area which includes (Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology...etc).

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certification in Specialty Area AND/OR Pharmacy Technician Certification

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $15.13 to $23.82 / hour

Union Position: No

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