Pharmacy Assistant A

Pennsylvania, United States
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

The Pharmacy Technician will support the daily operation of the Ryan Hospital pharmacy by processing outpatient, inpatient and mail order prescriptions.

Job Description

This position will be responsible for data entry, fulfillment, and quality assurance checks for all prescription orders, as well as payment processing.  In-person consultation with doctors, nurses and students and phone consultation with clients occurs daily.  The Pharmacy Technician will also participation in inventory maintenance including the processing of hospital department orders and stocking of supplies, unpacking shipments including medications, IV fluids and pet food.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Processing submitted prescriptions: count pills, package, label and dispense medications; process charges/payments for medications dispensed             
  • Processing phone and e-mail medication orders      
  • Verifying accuracy of prescriptions processed by other staff
  • Receiving incoming supplies; verify stock and enter data in computer to maintain inventory records

High school diploma and 1-2 years of customer service experience or equivalent combination of education an experience is required. Previous hospital experience including TPN, and chemotherapy preparation and/or Certified Veterinary Technician is preferred. Must have open availability to work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$15.44 - $26.25

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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