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Certified Retail Pharmacy Tech

  • Job ID: 776643388
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8am-8pm (rotating)
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Retail Pharmacy
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.04 to $27.06 / hour


The Certified 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.



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


Employment experience required (one of the following is required):

  • Previous pharmacy technician experience and certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Bachelor's degree and certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
  • Successfully completes all assigned annual competencies.
  • Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) obtained and maintained including required continuing education credits.
  • 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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