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Job Description

Job Title: Certified Pharmacy Tech, Hanover (Night shift)
Job ID: 776965111
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 9:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Shift: Night Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 300 Highland Avenue, Hanover PA 17331

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

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

    Salary Range: $17.01 to $25.50 / hour

    Union Position: No

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