Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Job ID: 56700938
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Casual daylight or evening hours
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Pharmacy
Location: , Altoona PA

Description

Are you a current Pharmacy Technician looking for casual hours? UPMC Altoona is looking for a motivated Pharmacy Technician to join their inpatient pharmacy on a casual basis. This is a great opportunity for a student or someone who is just looking to pick up some extra shifts. Apply today to learn more!


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.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.
  • 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 monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • 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.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required: 
  • High school graduate or equivalent required. 
  • Certified Pharmacist Technician Certification Preferred or Certification required within one year of hire.  
Experience Required: 
  • Prefer 6 months of previous pharmacy technician experience, completion of a Pharmacy Technician program, or enrollment in pharmacy school.
  • Must be familiar with 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:
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) required within 1 year of hire
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.73 to $20.98 / hour

    Union Position: No

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