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Pharmacy Technician I (Outpatient) at University of Pennsylvania Health System | Penn Medicine

Pharmacy Technician I (Outpatient)

University of Pennsylvania Health System | Penn Medicine Philadelphia, PA Full-Time

  • Job ID:100204
  • Job Category:Pharmacy
  • Specialty Area:Pharmacy
  • Primary Shift:Day
  • Work Schedule:Variable
  • Penn Medicine Entity:Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Location:Philadelphia, PA
  • Address:3400 Spruce St
  • Education Required:Per Position Description
  • Experience Required:Per Position Description
  • Employment Type:Full-Time Regular

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?

Position Description:
Pharmacy- Outpatient

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.  The MPP technician will deliver medications to patients in the hospital and clinic setting, coordinate payment and communicate issues to the pharmacist and to the Prior Authorization team as needed.  Excellent communication skills are required for communicating to patients both on the phone and in person.  Additional responsibilities include participation in service line meetings as required, inventory management, and processing copay cards issued by drug company programs for eligible patients

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school graduate/equivalent required.
  • Technician certification (CPhT) is required.  
  • 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, and 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 volume experience at a retail pharmacy is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of third party insurance plans preferred.

    Additional Information:
    The pharmacy technician schedules range from 7am – 6:30pm, Monday – Friday, currently subject to change.

    The weekday shifts mainly are 8:30am – 6:00pm, 9:30am – 6:00pm, and 10:00am – 6:30pm rotating throughout the week based on the needs of the business.

    The technicians are required to work every 3rd weekend and the current shifts are 8:30-2:30 both Saturday and Sunday.

    ***When applying to this position, please upload your current pharmacy technician certification***

    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.

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    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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