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UPMC Pharmacy Assistant (Casual, FT-FLEX and FT shifts available) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description

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 medication 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.

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Qualifications

Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 210002L6

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