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Pharmacy Technician Inpatient (Harrisburg Area, Part-Time)

  • Job ID: 368707869
  • Status: Part-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: $15.42 to $23.67 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Pharmacy Technician I, 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:

 

  • Promotes Mission, Vision and Values of Pinnacle Health System.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement as it relates to the Department.
  • Travels among Pinnacle Health facilities when necessary and as directed to complete assigned Pharmacy activities.
  • Assists in training employees and pharmacy students with regard to work procedures.
  • Completes all necessary documentation including medication credits, charge forms and various logs according to departmental procedures.
  • Maintains Pharmacy in a clean, orderly and safe manner by restocking shelves, cleaning work stations, returning medications to stock, etc. Performs related duties as required or assigned.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to use current equipment, including pneumatic tube, fax machines, printers, computers, automated dispensing cabinets, telephones, etc.
  • Fills and replaces medications to automated dispensing cabinets. Participates in special projects as required or assigned.
  • Repackages medications as necessary and completes all required documentation.
  • Understands and complies with handling procedures for controlled substances.
  • Proactively and continuously answers the telephone, waits on customers, and checks the pneumatic tube station.
  • Fills and delivers interdepartmental orders. Completes all necessary documentation.
  • Accurately prepares and labels medications for dispensing or distribution under the supervision of the pharmacist.
  • Initials after filling all orders and ensures a pharmacist review before dispensing.
  • Delivers medications to patient care units, and transfers/removes appropriate medications when necessary.
  • Properly labels pre-made IV solutions and admixtures.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Employment experience required (one of the following is required):
    • Prior pharmacy technician experience
    • College Degree (minimally an Associate's degree) and previous related healthcare experience
    • Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) preferred.
    • Prior health-system pharmacy experience preferred.


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