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Pharmacy Technician - Outpatient

Job ID 110040 Date Posted 05/31/2021
La Mesa, California
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Variable
  • Per Diem
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The Pharmacy Tech- Outpatient assists the Pharmacist in the receipt, order entry, preparation, and distribution of outpatient prescriptions. Maintaining outpatient pharmacy records, assisting with the control of narcotics and other controlled substances, operating the cash register and taking care of OTC sales, maintaining adequate supplies of medications and supplies, maintaining clean, neat and organized work areas. Facilitating workflow, completing assigned projects, as assigned. Assisting pharmacists and technicians in the inpatient pharmacy area, as necessary.  Candidate must be willing to be trained in the inpatient Pharmacy and cover some inpatient shifts including every other weekend. 

Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers medical programs in cardiac care, oncology, women’s services, pediatric services, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health along with medical, surgical and neonatal intensive care units.  Sharp Grossmont Hospital prides itself in providing a unique and innovative pharmaceutical care program. We offer all staff the opportunity to participate in a progressive clinical setting. Clinical programs include formal protocols with certification in pharmacokinetic dosing of aminoglycosides and vancomycin, anticoagulation, insulin management, renal target, and antibiotic surveillance (including IV to PO). The pharmacists are decentralized utilizing wireless telephones and dedicated computer workstations on the Nursing units. Staff are encouraged to provide pharmacotherapy management utilizing a network-based medication intervention monitoring program, respond to medical emergencies (e.g. Code Blue), and participate in medication utilization evaluations (MUE’s). The Pharmacists work with the full-time Safe Medication Practice Pharmacist in evaluating adverse drug events (ADE’s) and medication safety initiatives.

Furthermore, Sharp Grossmont has a pharmacy student program, including rotations in general Hospital Practice, Pharmacokinetics, and Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial, providing an opportunity for pharmacy school affiliation. Pharmacy staff handles and distribute investigation medications. The Pharmacy has implemented Pyxis Profile Medstations that are specifically designed to support patient care in each Nursing area. This automation enhances the ability of Clinical Pharmacists to work closely with physicians and nurses in assessing the impact of medication use and helping to meet therapeutic goals.      

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 542 beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care and women’s health. In addition, the hospital’s Emergency and Critical Care Center is one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive care facilities in the nation.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is nationally recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for patient care and nursing practices. This designation is the “gold standard” for patient care and nursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.


This position is located in La Mesa, San Diego County.

10  variable hours shift , weekends as needed.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Current unencumbered CA Pharmacy Technician licensure
  • Minimum of one (1) year current Pharmacy Technician experience in a retail/outpatient pharmacy environment preferred
  • Knowledge of pharmacy terminology, trade, generic drug names, and metric system
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills  

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • Experience with Etreby computer system preferred.
  • Pyxis experience preferred

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.


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