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UPMC Pharmacy Technician (Evening) in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Pharmacy Technician

Full-time, Evening Shift, (3) 12-hour shifts, 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM with rotation, weekends and holidays included.

AFSCME - Union

Posted: 03/26/2024


Responsible for the proper storage and distribution of drugs; receives and accounts for drugs coming from all vendors. Delivers drugs to patient care and other areas; picks up drug returns and applicable paperwork; and puts all returned unit-dose products back to proper receipts. Responsible for filling patient drug boxes, floor stock orders, and automated dispensing cabinets. Assists Pharmacists as directed. Maintains daily reports.


  • Accurately fills floor stock requests.

  • Basic understanding of the concept of physical stability and chemical stability as it relates to parenteral pharmaceuticals.

  • Correctly interpret physician orders and can distinguish between pharmaceutical orders, laboratory tests, radiology, nursing, and other orders.

  • Repackages drugs into a unit of use container.

  • Perform monthly medication storage area inspections.

  • Prepare correct labeling for bulk drugs.

  • Understands microbial contamination and exhibits Aseptic Technique while preparing sterile pharmaceutical products.

  • Selects drugs from stock in the proper dose, dosage form, and quantity as ordered by a physician under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

  • Perform basic pharmaceutical calculations.

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Certified Pharmacist Technician Certification Preferred or Certification required within one year of hire.

  • Previous pharmacy experience preferred.

  • Must be familiar with a typewriter keyboard and demonstrate the ability to produce a neat, accurate, and legible copy.

  • Individuals must have the ability to adapt to the computerized Pharmacy Information Systems utilized.

  • Individuals must demonstrate initiative and good judgment. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran