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Pharmacy Assistant - Casual

Company: UPMC Senior Communities
Location: Altoona
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Description 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 the 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. General: finalize sales using cash register, follow proper cash handling policies and procedures 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. Filling: Assist in the preparation of the proper oral medications for the correct patient for administration at the appropriate time. Use proper techniques in the preparation of medications. General: Develop and maintain a clean, organized, and adequately stocked work environment. Filling: Assist in filling medication orders through correct labeling, counting, and stocking practices. Initial and date products as required. General: 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. General: Maintain all pertinent documentation as required. This includes eye wash logs, refrigerator logs, perpetual inventory logs, etc. Distribution: Retrieve medications that have been discontinued and return (and credits if necessary) them to the appropriate pharmacy area General: comply with Federal and State laws such as HIPAA, regulations such as OSHA, and PBM contracting requirements such as FWA and CMS. General: Practice appropriate hand hygiene both in the pharmacy and in the units. Distribution: Develop and maintain positive and productive service relationships during the medication distribution process. General: Use computer skills to process and maintain all patient information and records. Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: Act 34UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran COVID-19 Vaccination InformationIndividuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.Total Rewards More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life - because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.Our ValuesAt UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Keywords: UPMC Senior Communities, Altoona , Pharmacy Assistant - Casual, Healthcare , Altoona, Pennsylvania

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