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Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech-In-Training)

  • Job ID: 974881399
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.28 to $24.44 / hour

Description

Description 

As a leading employer in the region, UPMC Pinnacle strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision.  Whether you are a certified pharmacy technician ready to be professionally challenged or interested in on-the-job training to start a career as a pharmacy assistant.  

There are many benefits to 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

This will be a full-time position working various hours with rotation, including weekends and holidays.  

UPMC Pinnacle Hospital locations include UPMC Carlisle, UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Campus,  UPMC Hanover, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, UPMC Lititz, UPMC Pinnacle West Shore, and UPMC Memorial in York.

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 the 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 techniques 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
  • General: Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.

Qualifications

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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