Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Assistant - Temporary
Job ID: 70395460
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Hours: Daylight, evening, and weekend hours
Shift: Rotating
Facility:
Department: 32425 MAGEE Pharmacy
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Are you interested in a career in Pharmacy? UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital is looking for a Temporary Pharmacy Assistant to join their inpatient team! This assignment is expected to last 4-6 months and is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in hospital pharmacy and is looking to get their foot in the door! 

As with all temporary roles, we cannot guarantee that it will lead to permanent employment. However, there is opportunity for it as UPMC continues to grow! This position will work full-time hours with rotating daylight, evening, holidays, and every 3rd weekend. Apply today to learn more!


Purpose:

The Pharmacy Assistant provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by primarily assisting with the organization, stocking, and distribution of medications while under the direct supervisor of a licensed pharmacist. The Pharmacy Assistant services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

Responsibilities:
  • Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process. Participate in the distribution of medication including medication cassettes, emergency medication carts and the delivery of controlled substances per department policy and state and federal requirements. Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area.
  • Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required. Assist in the preparation of the proper oral medications for the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time. Use proper technique in the preparation of medications.
  • General: 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. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc. Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units. 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. Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records. Comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS. 

Qualifications

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.
6 months of previous customer service experience is strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.91 to $21.81 / hour

    Union Position: No

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