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Pharmacy Technician

Job ID: 174679
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 7, 2023
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?

Job Summary

Under the direction and supervision of a registered pharmacist, the pharmacy technician performs various functions associated with the dispensing, charging, and delivery of medication to patient care areas, in compliance with department policies and procedures that provide optimal pharmaceutical care. Daily tasks may include, but are not limited to assisting in the preparing and filling of medication orders, compounding hazardous and non-hazardous sterile products, distributing medication to patients, and maintaining medication stock levels in the infusion centers. Pharmacy technicians also train new employees, as necessary, and work as team players with professionalism and respect.


·Prepares medications for dispensing while demonstrating accuracy, precision, and consistency relating to selection, packaging and labeling functions.·Compounds hazardous and non-hazardous sterile products and performs necessary calculations under the direction of a registered pharmacist. Maintains competency in aseptic technique, sterile garbing, and cleaning techniques according to USP Chapter 797 and 800 standards.

·Demonstrates skills in the maintenance and operation of various automation systems including, but not limited to, packaging, automated dispensing cabinets, carousels, robots and compounding equipment.

·Maintains medication inventory, including rotating stock regularly and removing expired medications from stock per departmental policy; orders medications and supplies, as applicable; receives medications and restocks various pharmacy locations with new and returned inventory.

·Maintains dispensing area and medication storeroom(s) in a neat, orderly, and clean condition.

·Able to manage multiple priorities and adapts to complete all duties of assigned shifts.

·Serves as a training resource for new pharmacy technicians and assists in evaluating their progress as directed.

·Restock automated dispensing cabinets at off site infusion centers as directed.

·Completes other duties as assigned to support the department, entity, and health-system.


·High School Diploma or completion of General Educational Development (GED) exam, required.

·Completion of ASHP-accredited (or comparable) pharmacy technician training program, preferred.

·1+ years of Sterile Compounding Experience, preferred.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications:

·Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - required

    ·Registered Pharmacy Technician with State Board of Pharmacy - required

    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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