Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Job ID: 73005357
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Evening with rotation
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Pharmacy
Location: , Altoona PA


Full Time - Evening with Rotation
This is a union (AFSCME) position.
Posted: 2/3/2020

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on-bonus!

Whether you are a recent Pharmacy Tech graduate or a seasoned Pharmacy Tech seeking a change, now is your moment to find your place at UPMC Altoona!

Sign-On-Bonus Details:
*$2,000 sign-on-bonus available with a one year employment commitment.


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.

  • Accurately fills floor stock request.
  • 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.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.
  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.
  • Selects drugs from stock in proper dose, dosage form and quantity as ordered by physician under direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.


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 experience, completion of a Pharmacy Technician program, or enrollment in Pharmacy School.
  • Must be familiar with typewriter 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: $0 / hour

    Union Position: Yes

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