Pharmacy Technician

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Harrisburg , PA 17101

Posted 3 weeks ago

Description

UPMC Pinnacle has a vision for a healthier community. That is why in everything we do, our goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of our patients and their families. As a leading employer in the region, UPMC Pinnacle strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision.

There are many benefits in 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 position requires weekends and holiday rotating, so flexibility is preferred. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply!

Purpose:

The Pharmacy Technician I, 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.

  • Initials after filling all orders and ensures a pharmacist review before dispensing.

  • Delivers medications to patient care units and transfers/removes appropriate medications when necessary.

  • 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.

  • Prepares and labels non-sterile compounds and other required products. Performs necessary calculations. Completes all necessary documentation.

  • 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.

  • Fills and delivers interdepartmental orders. Completes all necessary documentation.

  • Inspects medications in assigned areas (i.e. Pharmacy, patient care units, procedural areas, and off-site areas). Removes expired or recalled medications and completes documentation.

  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to use current equipment, including pneumatic tube, fax machines, printers, computers, automated dispensing cabinets, telephones, etc.

  • Fills and replaces medications to automated dispensing cabinets.

  • Participates in special projects as required or assigned.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Employment experience required (one of the following is required): Prior pharmacy technician experience OR College Degree (minimally an Associate's degree) and previous related healthcare experience OR Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) preferred.

  • Prior health-system pharmacy experience preferred.

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

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