Pharmacy Technician Outpatient - Pharmacy Outpatient UPC

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Varied
Hours: 8 hour shifts


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 recent (within the past two years) experience in a retail pharmacy with: 

Educational background in medical terminology, sig codes and computer use Previous customer service skills 

Previous patient interaction and communication skills 

Previous third party billing and computer experience including prior authorizations, prescription refills and inventory management 

PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certified Boards) required. 

Compounding experience- not required but recommended. 

Ability to read, comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions required. 

Good verbal communication, professional, 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) 

      o This benefit extends to dependents after one year 

• Matching 401K retirement plan 


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. It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine. 


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 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 fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. 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 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

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