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Penn State Health Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

JOB SUMMARY:

Takes direction from the Staff Pharmacist. Provides assistance with the order entry preparation, and distribution of drug products under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Maintains appropriate inventory of drug supplies and a system of control to ensure the integrity of the purchases, control of supplies and proper accounting for their distribution.

Located in the heart of Berks County in Reading, PA, St. Joseph Medical Center first opened its doors in 1873. The new 204 bed state of the art hospital, located on Bernville Road, opened in 2004 and in 2015 became the first hospital to join the Penn State Health organization. It is a patient-focused institution guided by the integrated pharmacy practice model that offers 24 hour service. The department has a USP-797 compliant clean room and utilize Pyxis® automated dispensing cabinets. Other technologies include smart pump and barcode labeling.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

Able to work appropriately with persons of varied ages, racial, ethnic, and sociological backgrounds.

Handle all communications in an appropriate manner.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Provide all services in a professional, cooperative fashion demonstrating St. Joseph Medical Center as a Catholic Medical Center with a Community of Faith Program.

Ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule.

Ability to set priorities, make critical decisions, and respond quickly to emergency requests.

Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.

Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing).

Ability to meet the pharmaceutical care needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, psychiatric, oncology, obstetric, chemically dependent, rehabilitation, and skilled-nursing patients.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Working on Pharmacy Technician certification preferred

1-2 years of Pharmacy experience preferred, including preparation of IV solutions

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

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