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Certified Pharmacy Tech, Harrisburg

  • Job ID: 27548164
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.01 to $25.50 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Certified Pharmacy Technician, under the direction and supervision of a pharmacist, will assist in the preparation, dispensing, charging, and delivery of medications to patients. Patients served include all age groups.

UPMC Pinnacle has a vision for a healthier community. That is why in everything we do, our goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of our patients and their families. As a leading employer in the region, UPMC Pinnacle strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision. 

There are many benefits in becoming an employee at UPMC Pinnacle:
  • Fast paced Inpatient environment with leading-edge technology
  • Career Ladder and advancement opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists
  • Competitive wages and benefits

Responsibilities:
  • Daily contact with Nursing Departmental Personnel, other departmental hospital personnel, physicians, and other UPMC Pinnacle Health System employees.
  • Travels among UPMC Pinnacle Health facilities when necessary and as directed to complete assigned Pharmacy activities.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintains Pharmacy in a clean, orderly and safe manner by restocking shelves, cleaning work stations, returning medications to stock, etc.
  • Completes all necessary documentation including medication credits, charge forms and various logs according to departmental procedures.
  • Assists in training employees and pharmacy students with regard to work procedures.
  • Participates in special projects as required or assigned.
  • Fills and replaces medications to automated dispensing cabinets.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to use current equipment, including pneumatic tube, fax machines, printers, computers, automated dispensing cabinets, telephones, etc.
  • Inspects medications in assigned areas (i.e. Pharmacy, patient care units, procedural areas, and off-site areas). Removes expired or recalled medications and completes documentation.
  • Fills and delivers interdepartmental orders. Completes all necessary documentation.
  • Proactively and continuously answers the telephone, waits on customers, and checks the pneumatic tube station.
  • Understands and complies with handling procedures for controlled substances.
  • Repackages medications as necessary and completes all required documentation.
  • Prepares and labels non-sterile compounds and other required products. Performs necessary calculations. Completes all necessary documentation.
  • Once trained, prepares specialty products such as chemotherapy, epidurals, etc. under the direction of a pharmacist.
  • Prepares and labels IV admixtures and other sterile products. Perform necessary calculations. Demonstrates an understanding of and utilizes proper aseptic technique.
  • Properly labels pre-made IV solutions and admixtures.
  • Delivers medications to patient care units and transfers/removes appropriate medications when necessary.
  • Initials after filling all orders and ensures a pharmacist review before dispensing.
  • Accurately prepares and labels medications for dispensing or distribution under the supervision of the pharmacist.

Qualifications

  • Employment experience required (one of the following will is required): Previous technician experience with certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). OR Bachelor's degree with certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Successfully completes all assigned annual competencies.
  • Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) obtained and maintained including required continuing education credits.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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