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UPMC Pharmacy Technician (Harrisburg area) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


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.


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.


  • 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.


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