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Pharmacy Technician

  • Job ID: 947946604
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.21 to $21.71 / hour

Description

Pharmacy Technician - Casual Status - Various Shifts


Purpose:

Responsible for the proper storage and distribution of drugs; receives and accounts for drugs coming from all vendors. Delivers drugs to patient care and other areas; picks up drug returns and applicable paperwork; and puts all returned unit-dose products back to proper receipts. Responsible for filling patient drug boxes, floor stock orders and automated dispensing cabinets. Assists Pharmacists as directed. Maintains daily report.

Responsibilities:
  • Accurately fills floor stock request.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.
  • Basic understanding of concept of physical stability and chemical stability as it relates to parenteral pharmaceuticals.
  • Correctly interpret physician orders and can distinguish between pharmaceutical orders, laboratory tests, radiology, nursing and other orders.
  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • Selects drugs from stock in proper dose, dosage form and quantity as ordered by physician under direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.

Qualifications

Education and Formal Training Required: 
  • High school graduate or equivalent required. 
  • Certified Pharmacist Technician Certification Preferred or Certification required within one year of hire.  
Experience Required: 
  • Prefer previous pharmacy experience
  • Must be familiar with typewriter keyboard and demonstrate the ability by producing a neat, accurate and legible copy. 
  • Individual must have ability to adapt to the computerized Pharmacy Information Systems utilized.  
  • Individual must demonstrate initiative and good judgment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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