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Pharmacy Tech I Ambulatory Retail

Job ID: 207883
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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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?

Summary: Responsible to process prescriptions through the pharmacy system including adjudication of claims to third party insurance plans, for the filling of medication orders timely and accurately, recognize common drug names, and select proper drug, dosage form, strength and quantity, as appropriate for review by the Pharmacist. Throughout the work period, the pharmacy technician is stationed at the drop-off/pick-up windows and various filling counters in the pharmacy. Must provide timely communication to the Pharmacist for checking and general activities including proper customer service, patient/employee safety, operational/schedule needs, inventory control, etc. (Outpatient Pharmacy - Philadelphia, PA)


  • Must be able to perform dosage calculations.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of hospital personnel.
  • Perform basic office environment tasks
  • Have the aptitude to maintain proficiency in all Pharmacy computer systems.
  • Automated dispensing software and systems, and all technical equipment required to perform duties.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and the Internet.
  • Additionally, the pharmacy technician is expected to satisfactorily maintain/pass required hospital, government, and professional certifications/validations/examinations.
  • High prescription retail/chain volume experience with a working knowledge of third-party insurance plans preferred.

Credentials: Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT) is required.

Education or Equivalent Experience: High school graduate/equivalent is 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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