Pharmacy Assistant - Outpatient Pharmacy
Req #: 43677
Full Time
Shift: Varies
Summit Pharmacy
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Location: UHS Summit Pharmacy
Shift: Rotating Shifts
Hours per week: 40
Salary: $15.00 - $20.25/hour, depending on experience

Pharmacy Assistant Position Overview

Provides and ensures an ongoing and efficient pharmacy department under the direct supervision of pharmacists by assisting in the distribution, collection of patient information and billing of medications. Maintains a neat and clean work area and performs functions necessary in the daily routine of the pharmacy department. Must have the ability to triage duties.

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Comprehensive orientation and training programs
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources and counseling
  • Free, extensive online training curriculum for professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement to further your education

Pharmacy Assistant Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Assists the pharmacist answering phones, responding to customers.
  • Assists in distribution of medications to all patients and nursing units / patient care areas, using automated pharmacy technology as required.
  • Prepares medications pursuant to orders/prescriptions using the pharmacy management system. This function includes documentation of packaging, pick-up, sorting, counting and return of items to inventory.
  • Assists in the preparation of controlled substances for dispensing by pharmacists in accordance to State, Federal and Departmental Regulations.
  • Demonstrate commitment to United Health Services’ organizational Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation

Position Qualifications

Minimum Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent


  • One year experience in a health care setting
  • One year personal computer experience
  • Completion of High School Algebra or equivalent

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices in addition to home care and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at

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Benefits That Make A Difference

While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

About Our Region

Binghamton, a friendly and close-knit city in Broome County, offers beautiful and affordable homes in downtown, suburban and rural settings, as well as good public and private schools. Nightlife and cultural activities include craft breweries, restaurants and award-winning wineries. First Fridays celebrate local artists and there are frequent music and food festivals. Outdoor activities also abound, from skiing and golf to hiking, biking and more.