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UPMC Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate (Chartwell -Altoona) in Altoona, Pennsylvania


UPMC Chartwell in Altoona, is looking for a Pharmacy Ops Specialist, associate to join their growing team!

The Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate provides pharmaceutical care to patients within the UPMC Health System by assisting with the sterile and nonsterile medication preparation, medication filling, and medication distribution. The Pharmacy Ops Specialist, Associate services are provided in compliance with Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

This role will work variable shifts between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Rotating, weekend on-call will be required once every couple of months.

UPMC Chartwell offers a generous benefits package, an expansive total rewards package, opportunity to grow your career through the UPMC Pharmacy Career Ladder and much more. Apply today!


  • 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.

  • Demonstrate a service orientation in all interpersonal relations. Conveys a positive, professional image at all times.

  • Use computer skills to process and document information as needed for Operations Specialist's designated area

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Maintain all pertinent documentation as required per designated area of expertise

  • Take an active role in the training of fellow staff members in ones area of expertise.

  • Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment.

  • Create and evaluate policy, procedure, and training materials regarding operational workflow

  • Perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.


  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required

  • Completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program AND one of the following: Two years of previous pharmacy technician experience

  • Enrollment in good standing as a pharmacy student

  • 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:


  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 092178880