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Pharmacy Technician

  • Job ID: 191355852
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Shift with Rotation
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Pharmacy Technician

Full-time, Daylight Shift with Rotation

AFSCME - Union

Posted: April 19, 2022

This position has a minimum start rate of $13.62.

We are currently offering a SIGN-ON BONUS for all full-time Pharmacy Tech positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is $5,000 for a 2 year employment commitment.  Don't miss out - apply today!

Purpose:
Responsible for the proper storage and distribution of drugs; receives and accounts for drugs coming from all vendors. Delivers drugs to patient care and other areas; picks up drug returns and applicable paperwork; and puts all returned unit-dose products back to proper receipts. Responsible for filling patient drug boxes, floor stock orders and automated dispensing cabinets. Assists Pharmacists as directed. Maintains daily report.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately fills floor stock request.
  • Basic understanding of concept of physical stability and chemical stability as it relates to parenteral pharmaceuticals.
  • Correctly interpret physician orders and can distinguish between pharmaceutical orders, laboratory tests, radiology, nursing and other orders.
  • Repackages drugs into unit of use container.
  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.
  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.
  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.
  • Selects drugs from stock in proper dose, dosage form and quantity as ordered by physician under direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Certified Pharmacist Technician Certification Preferred or Certification required within one year of hire
  • Previous pharmacy experience preferred
  • Must be familiar with typewriter keyboard and demonstrate the ability by producing a neat, accurate and legible copy
  • Individual must have ability to adapt to the computerized Pharmacy Information Systems utilized
  • Individual must demonstrate initiative and good judgment


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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