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Job Description

Job Title: Certified Pharmacy Tech, Hanover
Job ID: 837835953
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Rotating
Shift: Rotating
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.
  • Daily contact with Nursing Departmental Personnel, other departmental hospital personnel, physicians, and other UPMC Pinnacle employees.
  • Travels among UPMC Pinnacle facilities when necessary and as directed to complete assigned Pharmacy activities.

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:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • 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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