Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior
Job ID: 54746429
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm or 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: HBC CC Pharmacy
Location: 8775 Norwin Avenue, Irwin PA 15642


Are you looking to take the next step in your Pharmacy Technician career? UPMC Cancer Center at Arnold Palmer Pavilion is looking for a self-motivated Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior to join their team! This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in oncology and thrives off of providing amazing pharmaceutical care. This position will be based in North Huntingdon, PA but will float up to 100% of the time to our other Cancer Center locations. 

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


The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Senior provides advanced operational support within pharmacy by demonstrating advanced knowledge of the responsibilities of a designated pharmacy role (i.e. Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology?etc) Provides progressive technical knowledge, coordination of activities, support of new initiatives and create a shared experience and support among associates. The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

  • Assist in training other Operations Specialists in determining their ability to function in DESIGNATED area of the Pharmacy department.
  • Oversee the coordination of daily activities, organization of duties and responsibilities, and the development of workflow guidelines and other necessary tools to maximize productivity in DESIGNATED area.
  • Create and lead departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational indicators.
  • Collaborate with Pharmacy Administration on innovative projects and developments that further the Department's mission and goals.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • 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 document information as needed for Operations Specialist's designated area
  • Provide feedback to the needs of the department and other associates in a respectful and effective manner consistent with UPMC values
  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Provide progressive technical knowledge, coordination of activities, support of new initiatives, and create a shared experience and support among associates within DESIGNATED area.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required.
  • 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.
  • Oversee and instruct other associates in the DESIGNATED area regarding day-to-day activities.


Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required or completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program. 
5 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician or a Pharmacy Operations Specialist is required. 
Must have 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:
Certification within Specialty AND/OR Pharmacy Technician Certification

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $16.64 to $27.17 / hour

Union Position: No

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