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Certified Pharmacy Tech (Night Shift)

  • Job ID: 346897590
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $17.52 to $26.27 / hour


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.



  • 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.


  • 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

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