Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Associate
Job ID: 73603094
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are you looking to take the next step in your Pharmacy Technician career? UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is looking for a motivated Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Associate to join their pharmacy team! This is a unique opportunity as the position is based in the hospital but you will work with patients discharging from the hospital as well as supporting the outpatient pharmacy with specialty medications. If you have a passion for pharmacy and are looking for a new and exciting career, we invite you to apply today!

This is a full-time opportunity that will work daylight hours, Monday - Friday. No weekends or holidays are required. We offer a competitive wage, a generous total rewards benefits package, and the opportunity to learn and grow in your career with out built-in career ladder. Apply today to learn more!


The Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by assisting with the sterile and nonsterile medication preparation, medication filling, and medication distribution. The Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Use computer skills to process and document information as needed for Operations Specialist's designated area
  • 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.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required per designated area of expertise
  • Take an active role in the training of fellow staff members in ones area of expertise.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Create and evaluate policy, procedure, and training materials regarding operational workflow
  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • 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.


Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required OR Completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program.
One of the following is required: 
  • Two years of previous pharmacy technician experience 
  • Enrollment in good standing as a pharmacy student 
  • 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:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (required within 30 days of hire and provided through on the job training)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC) (required within 30 days of hire and provided through on the job training)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting (required within 30 days of hire and provided through on the job training)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $14.97 to $23.54 / hour

    Union Position: No

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