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Lead Pharmacy Technician – Sharp Grossmont Hospital – Variable Shift – Full Time

Job ID JR143218 Date Posted 10/20/2023
La Mesa, California
  • Grossmont Hospital
  • Variable
  • Regular
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Shift Start Time:


Shift End Time:


Additional Shift Information:

Full Time - 8-hour shift

Weekend Requirements:

As Needed

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$31.495 - $40.639 - $49.783

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

What You Will Do
Assists Pharmacy management in providing pharmaceutical services that support the mission, values and philosophy of Pharmacy Services and Sharp HealthCare. Works in partnership with the leadership team in support of day-to-day operations and supervises the pharmacy technician staff. Is responsible for ongoing performance improvement projects. Provides operational, developmental, and quality assurance / improvement support for technician programs.

Required Qualifications
  • Other : Education pursuant to licensure.
  • 3 Years Pharmacy Technician experience in hospital pharmacy environment or equivalent healthcare setting.
  • California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1 Year In a leadership role.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board -PREFERRED

Essential Functions
  • Department efficiency and effectiveness
    In collaboration with management, supervises and regularly interacts with pharmacy technicians to assess staffing and workload needs to assure the operational efficiency and quality of services.
    Promotes staff accountability and empowerment through formal and informal mechanisms.
    Monitors completion of daily work assignments of the technical staff and assists staff as necessary to accomplish daily workload.
    Assists with tracking of technical staff productivity.
    Assists with the preparation of schedule for technical staff. Assists with day to day scheduling issues (i.e. sick calls, staff flexing).
    Serve as the primary interface with internal customers for resolving Tech operations issues.
    Communicates pertinent issues to the leadership team and proactively proposes solutions to improve department efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Human resources management
    Assists with staff interviewing, hiring, promotion decisions and evaluation of personnel; including coaching, counseling, development and corrective action as appropriate.
    Ensures timely completion of staff performance appraisals, competencies (new hire and annual/on-going) and regulatory requirements.
    Manages staff time and attendance, ensures lunch and break relief is provided to all staff.
    Supports workplace safety and ergonomic improvement initiatives; assists with enforcing compliance with measures designed to reduce employee injury, including ensuring injuries and workers' compensation claims are reported and filed in a timely manner.
  • Medication safety and use

    Proactively identifies potential medication safety improvement opportunities such as look alike, sound alike medication storage and packaging issues, delivery / storage / security related issues, inventory management issues etc. and works with Pharmacy Administration to develop, implement and monitor programs to address these medication use / safety surveillance initiatives.
    Prepares performance improvement, monitoring reports and provides data as required by pharmacy management.
    Leads performance improvement projects utilizing HRO principles and lean six sigma tools and concepts. Projects to have clear project timeline with outcomes metrics and both a communication and sustainment plan.
  • Project management
    Provides ongoing support and performance improvement recommendations for:

    Existing and new information technology projects as they arise (i.e. CPOE, Bedside Barcoding, OnBase etc.).
    Regulatory improvements, including USP797, USP795, USP800 initiatives.
    Medication Safety initiatives/efforts. Provides implementation and ongoing support for automation technologies (EMR, Pyxis MedStation, Pyxis C2 Safe, OnBase, Automix, Euclid Re-packaging, PDX, etc.).
  • Regulatory requirements

    Collaborates with Director, Managers, Senior Specialists, Operations and Clinical Supervisors, Information Systems to standardize, update and/or maintain policies and procedures. Assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
    Assists with attaining and maintaining compliance with Licensing Board, Federal, State, Regulatory and Safety requirements and TJC.
    Monitors completion of quality assurance documentation required by regulatory agencies, relays compliance or documentation issues to the Pharmacy Director and follows up with corrective measures.
    Holds direct reports accountable to all regulatory requirements and Sharp Policies and procedures.
  • Training and education

    Actively contributes with the development and ongoing implementation of orientation programs for new pharmacy technicians and orients new pharmacists to pharmacy technician programs.
    Responsible for the evaluation and monitoring of staff training needs and for the training of technical staff.
    Provides technical guidance to the staff.
    Provides computer training and serves as a department resource as needed.
  • Professional Development

    Attends professional educational opportunities as appropriate.
    Maintains current knowledge of pharmacy services topics by attending conferences and reviewing journals and literature.
    Incorporates new information/best practices into work environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Computer skills are preferred, especially in the application of pharmacy computer systems currently used, Microsoft office programs, (i.e. Word, Excel, Teams etc). Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class

Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board; California Pharmacy Technician License (TCH) - CA State Board of Pharmacy; Other
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