Pharmacy Technician, Outpatient Pharmacy - Per Diem/Variable (8hr)

Long Beach Medical Center
Per Diem
Job Listing: 
Pharmacists, Pharmacy Jobs

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Position Summary

The Pharmacy Technician Per Diem works cooperatively with pharmacy staff to provide safe, accurate and timely delivery of medications to patients.  Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician Resource processes new orders, accesses appropriate patient information in the electronic health record (EHR), issues drug doses to nurses, fills unit dose cassettes and automated dispensing cabinets (ADC), packages and compounds patient doses and maintains drug inventories.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Has the ability to triage medication requests and fill new medication orders accurately and efficiently, organizing his/her work to allow the pharmacist to efficiently check the medications prepared. 
  • Understands the laws governing the maintenance of appropriate drug control for all drugs, including Schedules II-V.                                   
  • Able to effectively use computer and automation resources relevant to their practice area to accurately provide medications in a timely manner and ensure accurate billing.                               
  • Able to accurately fill patient medication cassettes, automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) or drug delivery bins and/or restock ADC medications in a timely manner as relevant to their practice.
  • Able to deliver/exchange cassettes/drug delivery bins and/or restock ADC medications in a timely manner as relevant to their practice area.                                
  • Able to order and restock inventory to maximize inventory turnover, prevent stock-outs, and minimize expired drugs. 
  • Ensures correct storage conditions for medications, documents temperature logs, checks for expired drug products and other defects and removes them from inventory.                        
  • Able to extemporaneously prepare unit dose packages, compound oral solutions and prepare uncomplicated IV admixtures or patient-specific unit dose injections using proper aseptic technique and following USP 797 standards as relevant to their practice area.                           
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 1+ year of experience as a hospital pharmacy inpatient technician or successful completion of a recognized pharmacy-technician training program.
  • Has knowledge of medical and pharmacy terminology, weights and measures, and pharmacy calculations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally with coworkers and health care workers.
  • Ability to stand for up to eight hours a day, type at least 30 words per minute, lift up to 25 pounds, bend, stoop and reach above and below shoulder level, and push/pull carts.
  • Current licensure as a pharmacy technician in the State of California.
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