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Pharmacy Technician

  • Job ID: 001604972
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 1st shift with rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: , Altoona PA
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC Altoona
Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Department
1.0 full-time 1st shift with rotation
Union AFSCME position
Posted: 8/7/2020


As a Pharmacy Technician, you are 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.
  • 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.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.
  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.
  • Selects drugs from stock in proper dose, dosage form and quantity as ordered by physician under direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.

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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