Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior
Job ID: 736373
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: HBC CC Pharmacy
Location: 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Are you an experienced Pharmacy Technician looking to take the next step in your career? UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is looking for a motivated Senior Pharmacy Operations Specialist. This is a great opportunity that offers daylight hours and a generous benefits package. Apply today to learn more!


The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior provides advanced operational support within pharmacy by demonstrating advanced knowledge of the responsibilities of a designated pharmacy role (i.e. Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology, etc) Provides progressive technical knowledge, coordination of activities, support of new initiatives and create a shared experience and support among associates. 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 areas of the Pharmacy department.
  • Collaborate with Pharmacy Administration on innovative projects and developments that further the Department's mission and goals.
  • Create and lead departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational indicators.
  • 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.
  • Oversee and instruct other associates in the designated area regarding day-to-day activities.
  • Oversee the coordination of daily activities, organization of duties and responsibilities, and the development of workflow guidelines and other necessary tools to maximize productivity in designated area.
  • 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
  • Provide progressive technical knowledge, coordination of activities, support of new initiatives, and create a shared experience and support among associates within DESIGNATED area.
  • 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.  
5 years experience as a Pharmacy Technician or a 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 within Specialty AND/OR Pharmacy Technician Certification

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

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

Salary Range: $16.23 to $25.77 / hour

Union Position: No

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