Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient - Per Diem in Los Angeles, California
Center is an 886-bed acute, level 1 tertiary care teaching hospital located in
the heart of Los Angeles, just a block away from Beverly Hills. The Pharmacy
Department has over 380 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient
pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 4
outpatient pharmacies pharmacy services. The Department has accredited
residencies in pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy management and is
affiliated with schools of pharmacy in California
The per diem Outpatient Pharmacy Technician is 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
The employee performs job duties with sensitivity to the patient’s diverse cultural backgrounds. The employee maintains competency skills to differentiate the dose ranges and dosage forms with consideration to the age of the population served, if applicable.
High school Diploma or Equivalent Required
Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the California State Board of Pharmacy License
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.
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
Drug names (trade and generic)
Latin and chemical abbreviations
Regulations pertaining to the dispensing of medications
How to determine storage conditions for pharmaceuticals
How to determine a drug’s formulary status
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 Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job):
Frequent standing; walking, bending; reaching, occasional sitting, pushing & pulling, lifting of materials up to 40 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms.
Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers.
Able to read information on medication labels
Work Environment (work environments, hazards and exposures that may be encountered on the job)
Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels.
Repetitive hand motions.
Some functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with preparation of cytotoxic medications.
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.