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Pharmacy Assistant (multiple position statuses available)

Description

NEW Sign-on bonus up to $5,000 with a 2-year commitment!

  • Career Growth is encouraged within our Pharmacy Department.  Those hired into Pharmacy Assistant roles will be paid $3,000 up front, and additional $2,000 upon promotion to Pharmacy Technician.

Have you ever considered a career in Pharmacy?  Jump start your profession as a Pharmacy Assistant here at UPMC Passavant!  We are seeking a diligent Pharmacy Assistant who will provide high-quality service to patients/staff, filling orders, distributing medications and many additional exciting job responsibilities.  We offer a competitive wage, a generous benefits package, and a Pharmacy 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:

General:

  • 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
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.

Distribution:

  • 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.
  • Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area
  • Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationship during medication distribution process.

Filling:

  • 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.
  • Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required.

 

Qualifications

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • 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.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct