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Pharmacy Assistant (Presby Prescription Shop)

  • Job ID: 037104028
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Community Pharmacy
  • Department: Presby Presc Shop
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.19 to $23.82 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian Prescription Shop is a looking for a full-time Pharmacy Assistant to join their retail pharmacy team and help them grow their Meds to Beds discharge program.

Their pharmacy collaborates with the unit staff including nurses, prescribers, care managers, social workers and pharmacists to remove any prescription barriers for patients prior to discharge, as well as preparing and delivering medications to patients and/or nursing units under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

UPMC Presbyterian Prescription Shop is open between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, 7 days a week including holidays. This position will work 10:30am-7:00pm, occasional weekends and assigned holiday schedule. Duties of this position include but are not limited to the coordination and delivery of discharge prescriptions to the bedside of patients at UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore. The right candidate is an independent, patient-focused worker who can handle a fast paced environment.

We offer a competitive salary, a career ladder to allow you to grow within your pharmacy technician career, and a generous benefits package. Apply today to learn more!


Responsibilities:

  • General: 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.
  • General: finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures
  • Distribution: 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.
  • Filling: 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.
  • General: Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required.
  • General: 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.
  • General: Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • Distribution: Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area
  • General: comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • General: Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units.
  • Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process.
  • General: Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.


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