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Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate (UPMC McKeesport)

Description

UPMC McKeesport is looking for a motivated Pharmacy Technician to join our team! This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to gain hospital pharmacy experience or someone who is looking for a change.

UPMC McKeesport is currently hiring a fulltime Pharmacy Technician to work various shifts including holiday responsibility.

We offer a competitive wage, a generous benefits package, and a Pharmacy Technician career ladder.  Apply today to learn more!

Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education.

Purpose:
The Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by showing proficiency in essential technician functions like sterile and nonsterile medication preparation, packaging and labeling of medications, medication filling, and medication distribution. The Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Consistently has the ability to work in the Sterile Product area preparing cytotoxic and hazardous drugs (e.g. chemotherapy) using proper aseptic technique.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • 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. Comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationships during medication distribution process.
  • 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
  • Participate in departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational and patient care indicators.
  • Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records. Maintain all patient information and records. Maintain the pharmacy computer system as required.
  • Finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedure
  • Audit and maintain accurate records for controlled substances. Assure that all such drugs are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State, and Department Regulations.
  • Procure and maintain adequate inventory levels on daily basis in applicable areas such pharmacy medication stock rooms, automated medication carousels, and automated dispensing machines.
  • Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and skill in maintaining controlled substance records and the distribution process for controlled substances.
  • Assist in the preparation of the proper oral and injectable medications (including intravenous admixtures and TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)) for the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time. Use proper technique in the preparation of medications.
  • Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area.
  • Assist in the procurement, accountability, storage, preparation and distribution of investigational and study drugs.
  • Maintain and update automated med stations, unit and department stock, emergency boxes, and crash carts.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent
  • OR Completion of an accredited pharmacy technician program  AND one of the following: Two years of previous Pharmacy Technician experience OR Enrollment in good standing as a pharmacy student. 

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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