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Certified Pharmacy Tech (UPMC Harrisburg)

  • Job ID: 204581353
  • 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: $18.04 to $27.06 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Certified Pharmacy Technician, under the direction and supervision of a pharmacist, will assist in the preparation, dispensing, charging, and delivery of medications to patients. Patients served include all age groups.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Daily contact with Nursing Departmental Personnel, other departmental hospital personnel, physicians, and other Pinnacle Health System employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travels among Pinnacle Health facilities when necessary and as directed to complete assigned Pharmacy activities.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement as it relates to the Department.
  • Promotes Mission, Vision and Values of Pinnacle Health System.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.
  • Maintains Pharmacy in a clean, orderly and safe manner by restocking shelves, cleaning work stations, returning medications to stock, etc.
  • Completes all necessary documentation including medication credits, charge forms and various logs according to departmental procedures.
  • Assists in training employees and pharmacy students with regard to work procedures.
  • Participates in special projects as required or assigned.
  • Fills and replaces medications to automated dispensing cabinets.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to use current equipment, including pneumatic tube, fax machines, printers, computers, automated dispensing cabinets, telephones, etc.
  • Inspects medications in assigned areas (i.e. Pharmacy, patient care units, procedural areas, and off-site areas). Removes expired or recalled medications and completes documentation.
  • Fills and delivers interdepartmental orders. Completes all necessary documentation.
  • Proactively and continuously answers the telephone, waits on customers, and checks the pneumatic tube station.
  • Understands and complies with handling procedures for controlled substances.
  • Repackages medications as necessary and completes all required documentation.
  • Prepares and labels non-sterile compounds and other required products. Performs necessary calculations. Completes all necessary documentation.
  • Once trained, prepares specialty products such as chemotherapy, epidurals, etc. under the direction of a pharmacist.
  • Prepares and labels IV admixtures and other sterile products. Perform necessary calculations. Demonstrates an understanding of and utilizes proper aseptic technique.
  • Properly labels pre-made IV solutions and admixtures.
  • Delivers medications to patient care units and transfers/removes appropriate medications when necessary.
  • Initials after filling all orders and ensures a pharmacist review before dispensing.
  • Accurately prepares and labels medications for dispensing or distribution under the supervision of the pharmacist.

Qualifications

Employment experience required (one of the following is required):

  • Previous technician experience with certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Bachelor's degree with certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Completion of one full year of education from an accredited pharmacy school.
  • Successfully completes all assigned annual competencies.Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) obtained and maintained including required continuing education credits or unless actively enrolled in an accredited pharmacy school.


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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