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Cedars-Sinai Pharmacy Technician - Transitions of Care Medication History in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Make a Difference in Pharmacy

When the work you do every single day has a crucial impact on the lives of others, every effort, every detail, and every second matters. This shared culture of passion and dedication pulses through Cedars-Sinai, and it’s just one of the many reasons we’ve achieved our six-consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence. From working with a team of premier healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others. Join us, and discover why we are #1 in California and eight years in a row on the "Best Hospitals" Honor Roll.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 889-bed non-profit, acute, quaternary, teaching Level I Trauma Center hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The Department of Pharmacy has over approximately 450 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 3 outpatient pharmacies. We are committed to the education and training of pharmacists, students/interns, residents, technicians, and other health care professionals. We are affiliated with several Schools of Pharmacy and offers PGY1 and PGY2 residency programs. The residency and student experiential programs at CSMC continue to grow with every successive year, where nearly 100 residents have graduated from the PGY1 pharmacy residency program since 1985 and more than 200 student rotations are offered at CSMC annually.

The Transitions of Care Pharmacy Technician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ca will assist the pharmacist with medication reconciliation tasks by interviewing patients, obtaining and updating the medication history, and documenting it in the electronic medication record. All duties are performed independently by the technician under the supervision of a pharmacist.

The technician will work rotating shifts - days/evenings and rotating weekends.

Qualifications

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:

  • 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.

  • Exhibit accuracy and punctuality in all facets of their work.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • Experience to do calculations involving ratios, proportions and percentages.

  • Must have excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Outpatient experience and knowledge of medication indications are preferred but not required.

  • Training will be provided

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.

What Else Are We Looking for?

  • A successful candidate should have a strong outpatient background, know medication indications, and have excellent customer service skills .

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1452961

Working Title : Pharmacy Technician - Transitions of Care Medication History

Department : Pharmacy

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Pharmacy

Job Specialty : Pharmacy

Overtime Status : NONEXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $23.18 - $34.77

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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