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Pharmacy Assistant | Western Psychiatric Hospital Pharmacy

Description

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is looking for a motivated Pharmacy Assistant to join their pharmacy team! This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in pharmacy and is looking for a new career that allows for growth and development.

This is a full-time opportunity that will work daylight hours, Monday - Friday. We offer a competitive wage, a generous total rewards benefits package, and the opportunity to learn and grow in your career with our built-in career ladder. Apply today to learn more!

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:

  • 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.
  • Finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required.
  • 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.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area
  • Comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units.
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process.
  • Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.

Qualifications

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.
  • 6 months of customer service experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

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