Penn State Health Pharmacy Technicians play a vital role in assisting the pharmacists in processing, preparing, and dispensing prescription medications. They provide extraordinary customer service to all our patients via face to face and phone interactions. Pharmacy Technicians professionally interact and communicate with Medical and Patient teams throughout the institution. They organize and manage stock to ensure smooth and efficient daily activities.
High School Diploma or GED required.
6 months of experience in a retail or hospital pharmacy with an educational background in medical terminology and computer use required OR
graduate of a formalized Pharmacy Technician Training Program with a minimum of 120 hours in an externship program required.
Ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions required.
Good verbal communication, excellent typing skills and proficiency with Math and Algebra required.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize required.
Must pass a proficiency test with a 70% score
Able to sit & walk constantly; stand occasionally.
Able to lift 0-10 lbs constantly; 11-35 lbs occasionally.
Able to carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-35 lbs occasionally.
Able to push 0-10 lbs constantly; 11-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role
Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:
Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees)
This benefit extends to dependents after one year
Matching 401K retirement plan
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.
For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDFfor more detailed steps for assistance.
At Penn State Hershey, our mission is to enhance the quality of life and serve our community through improved health, the education of health professionals, and the discovery of knowledge. For us, service excellence is not only for our patients but also our employees. It means valuing each and every employee.