Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient

Job ID: J119972
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: West Penn Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Provides distributive pharmacy services, assistance and support for the registered pharmacist.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Processes medication orders including computer order entry, medication preparation and assembles all items prior to pharmacist final check. (25%)
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory and supplies according to established policies and procedures, including inspection of assigned areas and use of pharmacy computer systems.  (25%)
  • Provides customer service by taking patient’s prescriptions and documenting all required information, handles all customer interactions in a courteous and efficient manner, and releases medications required by policy/procedure. (25%)
  • For Outpatient Techs: Validates Medicaid, Medicare, or commercial insurance drug coverage and ensures adjudication is complete addressing any error messages, plus handles cash, prepares deposits and accounting reports.  
  • For Inpatient Techs: Compounds, stocks, repackages and batches from bulk medications. Prepares routine patient orders for IV pharmaceuticals including compounding, preparation and labeling of any IV admixture including antibiotics, solutions, irrigations, narcotics, parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy (25%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) preferred and required within 6 months of hire. Legacy technicians must obtain certification within 12 months of policy effective date.
  • Completion of a pharmacy technician training program or 1 year equivalent experience in lieu of formal training program required.

Preferred

  • 1-3 years’ pharmacy experience in respective area.

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