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Pharmacy Assistant

  • Job ID: 175656158
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Jameson
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.80 to $20.75 / hour

Description

UPMC Jameson is hiring a regular part time Pharmacy Assistant. This role requires variable shifts every other weekend of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rotating holiday work is required (approximately 3 per year). Occasional travel is required to cover at UPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley. This role would qualify for Pharmacy Technician, Associate after 1 year of experience. Candidates who exemplify UPMC's values and are willing to learn are preferred. 

This position is also eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! 

Sign-On Bonus Details:

$5,000 sign-on bonus available
Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment.

 

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 Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Our Values

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