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Retail Pharmacy Technician (Hanover Apothecary)

  • Job ID: 440127821
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Day/Evening
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: Hanover Apothecary, Inc.
  • Department: Hanover Apothecary
  • Location: 310 Stock Street, Hanover PA 17331
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.42 to $23.67 / hour


The Retail Pharmacy Technician, under the direction and supervision of a pharmacist, will assist in the preparation, dispensing, charging and delivery of medications and front-end items to patients. Patients served include all age groups.



  • Daily contact with patients, nursing personnel, physicians and other ancillary PinnacleHealth System employees.
  • Understanding and compliance with handling procedures of all controlled substances. Displays teamwork by actively supporting department changes and willingly and proactively assists co-workers. Assures work for each shift is completed prior to departure. Assists Pharmacist and Medication Transition Coordinators with medication delivery and patient care. Participates in special projects as required or assigned. Assists in training new employees and pharmacy students with regard to work procedures. Maintains pharmacy in clean, orderly and safe manner by restocking shelves, cleaning workstations, returning medications to stock, etc. Performs related duties as required or assigned. Promotes Mission, Vision, and Values of PinnacleHealth 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
  • Accurate preparation, labeling and packaging of medications for dispensing under the supervision of the pharmacist. Prepare and compound medications (i.e. solutions, creams, and ointments) under the supervision of the pharmacist. Assists patients at drop off and or pick up and obtains pertinent patient information for inclusion into electronic profile. Answers telephone using appropriate verbiage, screen and triage inquiries. Interprets, performs necessary pharmaceutical calculations and enters prescriptions the into pharmacy information system for pharmacist review. Completes all necessary documentation. Communicates with third party payers to obtain adjudications of prescription claims. Demonstrates an understanding and ability to use current equipment including robotics, electronic workflow systems, printers, computers, fax machines, telephones, POS, etc. Reviews, transmits, and receives wholesaler orders as required. Assists in proper inventory maintenance of drugs and supplies ordered and stored by the pharmacy. Assists in the creation, handling, and maintenance of a variety of pharmacy records to promote efficient operation of the pharmacy and assure regulatory compliance. Inspects medications in assigned areas (i.e. prescription and front-end). Removes expired products and completes documentation.


  • 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 retail pharmacy experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

Valid Pennsylvania Drivers License required for Retail Pharmacy Technicians at UPMC Hanover.

  • 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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