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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Pharmacy Assistant/Tech Associate

Description

*Applicants will be placed into the appropriate job title and salary based on their individual experience and education*

  • Pharmacy Assistant: ($15.22 - $23.26)
  • Pharmacy Technician, Associate: ($15.50 - $23.66)
  • Pharmacy Technician, Intermediate: ($15.78 - $24.08)

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

  • Pharmacy Assistant roles will be paid $3,000 up front, and an additional $2,000 upon promotion to Pharmacy Technician.
  • Pharmacy Technician roles will receive $5,000 up front.


UPMC Passavant is seeking a dedicated pharmacy technician to provide an outstanding patient experience and high-quality service to patients when they need it most. In addition to the traditional job responsibilities, we are evolving our technician team to assist with expansion of the decentralized pharmacy services within ancillary areas (i.e. Emergency Department, Operating Room services). For example, technicians will have the unique opportunity to participate in optimization of the medication reconciliation process through collection of up-to-date medication lists from patients. This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to transition from retail into a hospital-based practice. We are looking for a team player who is detailed-orientated, adept at prioritizing, reliable, and has exceptional communication skills.  Join us for an opportunity to learn and grow with a talented team who work together for a shared purpose.  We offer a competitive wage, a sign-on bonus, a generous benefits package, and a Pharmacy Technician career ladder.  Apply today to learn more!



Responsibilities:

Pharmacy Tech Associate:

General:

  • Procure and maintain adequate inventory levels on daily basis in applicable areas such pharmacy medication stock rooms, automated medication carousels, and automated dispensing machines.
  • Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the training of pharmacy personnel and students.
  • comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS.
  • Finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures
  • Participate in departmental quality improvement activities in order to continually improve and evaluate pharmaceutical care as reflected by operational and patient care indicators.
  • Maintain all patient information and records. Maintain the pharmacy computer system as required.
  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs etc.
  • Audit and maintain accurate records for controlled substances. Assure that all such drugs are stored and dispensed in compliance with Federal, State, and Department Regulations.
  • 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.
  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.
  • Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records.
  • Maintain and update automated med stations, unit and department stock, emergency boxes, and crash carts.
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and skill in maintaining controlled substance records and the distribution process for controlled substances.

Distribution:

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

Filling:

  • Consistently has the ability to work in the Sterile Product area preparing cytotoxic and hazardous drugs (e.g. chemotherapy) using proper aseptic technique.
  • Assist in the preparation of the proper oral and injectable medications (including intravenous admixtures and TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)) 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.
  • Assist in the procurement, accountability, storage, preparation and distribution of investigational and study drugs.
    • 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.

 

 

Pharmacy Assistant:

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 meadication 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

Assistant: 

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • 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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