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Pharmacy Assistant

  • Job ID: 084663870
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Rotating
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.97 to $22.37 / hour

Description

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

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. 

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.
  • Finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures
  • 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
  • Comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units.
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process.
  • Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.

Qualifications

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

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

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