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Pharmacy Technician

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Job ID: 163187
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2022
Work Schedule: Full-time Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

General Summary Statement

Under the direct supervision of the outpatient pharmacist the outpatient technician is responsible for the technical operations of the outpatient pharmacy including filling outpatient prescriptions, maintaining medication inventory, unpacking the daily wholesale order, removing expired medications and assisting patients at the pharmacy counter. Under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, the outpatient employee technician may work in the inpatient pharmacy and is responsible for the preparation and distribution of all inpatient medications including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient populations. Responsible for preparing IV admixtures using aseptic technique.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Accurately enters outpatient prescriptions in computer system.

2. Fills prescriptions accurately to be checked by the pharmacist.

3. Maintains appropriate inventory and enters wholesaler order daily.

4. Completes monthly controlled substance inventory with pharmacist.

5. Pulls expired medications and places in inpatient pharmacy.

6. Restocks all areas of the outpatient pharmacy as necessary. Checks for outdates monthly.

7. Maintains a clean and organized work area.

Please refer to the inpatient technician job description for responsibilities of an inpatient technician.

Education Training and Experience

High school diploma. Experience in a retail setting preferred but not required. Certification not required but preferred.


Pa certification preferred

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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