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Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Intermediate (Oncology)

  • Job ID: 282557381
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Department: HBC CC Pharmacy
  • Location: 800 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.90 to $24.38 / hour

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is internationally recognized for its leadership in preventing, detecting, diagnosing, and treating cancer and is the region's only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute.

As the preeminent institution in western Pennsylvania for the delivery of cancer care, the performance of basic, translational, and clinical research, and the education of the next generation of cancer researchers and physicians, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is exceptionally well-positioned to contribute to the global effort to reduce the burden of cancer.

Are you looking to take the next step in your Pharmacy Technician career? UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; at our UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Medical Oncology network sites in Altoona, Johnstown, and Indiana, PA are looking for a motivated float Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate to join their team! This is a great opportunity for someone who has an interest in oncology and thrives on providing amazing pharmaceutical care.  

This is a full-time position that will work daylight hours, Monday - Friday; floating between offices. No weekends or holidays are required. We offer a $5,000 sign-on bonus, competitive wage, a generous total rewards benefits package, and a built-in pharmacy technician career ladder. Apply today to learn more! 

The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate provides operational support within the pharmacy by demonstrating proficient knowledge of the responsibilities of a designated pharmacy role (i.e. Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology, etc) Will act as a Mentor to the Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate. The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with the Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate provides operational support within the pharmacy by demonstrating proficient knowledge of the responsibilities of a designated pharmacy role (i.e. Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, and Information Technology, etc) Will act as a Mentor to the Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate. The Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Intermediate services are provided in compliance with the Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and evaluate policy, procedure, and training materials regarding the operational workflow of the designated area
  • Assist in training other Operations Specialists in determining their ability to function in a DESIGNATED area of the Pharmacy department.
  • 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.
  • Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with the job.
  • Oversee and instruct other associates in the DESIGNATED area regarding day-to-day activities.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.
  • 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.
  • Oversee and instruct other associates in the DESIGNATED area regarding day-to-day activities.
  • Use computer skills to process and document information as needed for Operations Specialist's designated area
  • Take an active role in the training of fellow staff members in one's area of expertise.
  • Provide feedback to the needs of the department and other associates in a respectful and effective manner consistent with UPMC values
  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Provide feedback to the needs of the department and other associates in a respectful and effective manner consistent with UPMC values

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent required OR Completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program 
    • AND: Three (3) years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Operations Specialist. 
  • Must have demonstrated competency in all detailed aspects of the Pharmacy Operations Specialists. 
    • DESIGNATED area which includes (Inventory Control, Chemotherapy, Medication Safety, Automation, Information Technology...etc.).


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certification in Specialty Area AND/OR Pharmacy Technician Certification


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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