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UPMC Pharmacy Technician (Harrisburg area) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Description

As a leading employer in the region, UPMC Pinnacle strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision. Whether you are a certified pharmacy technician ready to be professionally challenged or interested in on-the-job training to start a career as a pharmacy assistant.

There are many benefits to becoming an employee at UPMC Pinnacle:

  • Fast-paced Inpatient environment with leading-edge technology

  • Career Ladder and advancement opportunities

  • Work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists

  • Competitive wages and benefits

This will be a full-time position working various hours with rotation, including weekends and holidays. Varied positions for all experience and skill levels at multiple locations.

UPMC Pinnacle Hospital locations include: UPMC Carlisle, UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Campus, UPMC Hanover, UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg, UPMC Lititz, UPMC Pinnacle West Shore, and UPMC Memorial in York.

Purpose:

The Pharmacy Technician, under the direction and supervision of a pharmacist, will assist in the preparation, dispensing, charging, and delivery of medications to patients. Patients served include all age groups.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately prepares and labels medications for dispensing or distribution under the supervision of the pharmacist.

  • Properly labels pre-made IV solutions and admixtures.

  • Prepares and labels IV admixtures and other sterile products. Perform necessary calculations. Demonstrates an understanding of and utilizes proper aseptic technique.

  • Once trained, prepares specialty products such as chemotherapy, epidurals, etc. under the direction of a pharmacist.

  • Repackages medications as necessary and completes all required documentation.

  • Understands and complies with handling procedures for controlled substances.

  • Proactively and continuously answers the telephone, waits on customers, and checks the pneumatic tube station.

  • Assists in training employees and pharmacy students with regard to work procedures.

  • Completes all necessary documentation including medication credits, charge forms and various logs according to departmental procedures.

  • Maintains Pharmacy in a clean, orderly and safe manner by restocking shelves, cleaning work stations, returning medications to stock, etc.

  • Daily contact with Nursing Departmental Personnel, other departmental hospital personnel, physicians, and other UPMC Pinnacle employees.

  • Travels among UPMC Pinnacle facilities when necessary and as directed to complete assigned Pharmacy activities.

Qualifications

Employment experience required for Pharmacy Assistant:

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

Employment experience required for Pharmacy Technician:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

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

  • Prior pharmacy technician experience

  • College Degree (minimally an Associate's degree) and previous related healthcare experience

  • Prior health-system pharmacy experience preferred.

Employment experience required for Certified Pharmacy Technician (one of the following will is required):

  • Previous technician experience with certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

  • Bachelor's degree with 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran REQNUMBER: 210000QH

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