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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy Tech - Sterile Products/IV Room in Los Angeles, California

Are you passionate about helping people?

We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai, and it’s part of the reason we’ve been named one of the top ten hospitals in America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?

As a Pharmacy Technician in our IV Room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be responsible for the preparation, distribution and control of sterile and non-sterile oral and injectable medications and participation in departmental programs. All duties are performed independently by the technician under the supervision of a pharmacist.

This position includes rotating weekends and a mix of days/afternoons.

Educational Requirements:

High school Diploma or Equivalent Required

License/Certification Requirements:

Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the California State Board of Pharmacy License

Experience:

  • You would have an adequate background in Pharmacy or Pharmacy Training, as well as show a deep sense of honesty, integrity, reliability and good hygiene. Pharmacy background is necessary for the technician to be able to interpret physicians' orders for pharmacy items and to calculate dosages, volumes, weights, etc. for extemporaneous compounding.

  • You will exhibit accuracy and punctuality in all facets of their work.

  • You will demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to speak, read and write the English language.

  • Individuals must be able to do calculations involving ratios, proportions and percentages.

Job Requirements

  • The technician must be able to use the following equipment: calculator, computer printer, PC, medication carts, automated dispensing machines etc. Proficiency in the operation of specialized equipment is necessary for assignment to specialized areas, i.e. OR/ER, Sterile Manufacturing, ACP, Storeroom, etc.

  • Schedule/Hours- The technician must be able to rotate shifts, alternate weekends, and rotate throughout any areas requiring pharmacy technician.

Skills and Special Knowledge

  1. Drug names (trade and generic)

  2. Mathematics

  3. Latin and chemical abbreviations

  4. Aseptic technique

  5. Regulations pertaining to the dispensing of medications

  6. How to determine storage conditions for pharmaceuticals

  7. How to determine a drug’s formulary status

  8. Computer functions

  • a. Use of keyboard

  • b. Operation of printer including loading paper

  • c. Selection of appropriate functions in assigned work area, eg; running fill lists and IVPB lists, TCE reports.

Physical Demands:

Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job):

  1. Frequent standing; walking, bending; reaching, occasional sitting, pushing & pulling, lifting of materials up to 40 pounds for distances to 10 feet.

  2. Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms.

  3. Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers.

  4. Able to read information on medication labels

Work Environment (work environments, hazards and exposures that may be encountered on the job)

  1. Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels.

  2. Repetitive hand motions.

  3. Some functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with preparation of cytotoxic medications.

  4. Some functions may require use of protective gear such as gloves

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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