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Job Description

Job Title: Pharmacy Assistant, Harrisburg
Job ID: 885517426
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Rotating
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Pharmacy
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105

Description

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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products 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.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process.

Qualifications

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.97 to $22.37 / hour

    Union Position: No

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