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Pharmacy Assistant

  • Job ID: 200000TO
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm or 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.54 to $22.79 / hour

Description

Do you have an interest in beginning a career in pharmacy? UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is looking for a Pharmacy Assistant to join their inpatient team. In this role, you will primarily assist with delivering medications, answering phones, and assisting the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in the department. This is a great opportunity to gain experience to become a Pharmacy Technician. 


This is a full-time position that will work rotating daylight and evening shifts. There is also a rotating weekend and holiday requirement. We offer a competitive wage, a generous total rewards benefit package, and the ability to grow in your career with our Pharmacy Technician career ladder. 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 work experience is strongly preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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