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Pharmacy Technician

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 74169 Date posted 06/11/2016
Requisition ID: 74169
  • Facility: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
  • City: La Mesa
  • Department: Pharmacy
  • Category: Pharmacy Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable

Location

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

 

Hours

8 hours variable shift, every other weekend.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduation from a Pharmacy Technician program 
  • Current unencumbered CA Pharmacy Technician licensure
  • Current one (1) year Pharmacy Technician experience  in a hospital pharmacy environment 
  • Proficient with sterile technique 
  • Knowledge of pharmacy terminology, trade, generic drug names, and metric system
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Proficiency with basic computer skills  

 
 


Summary

The Pharmacy Technician works under the direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist prepares and distributes new and refill medications including:  unit dose cassettes, IV solutions, chemotherapeutic agents, controlled substances, outpatient prescriptions and special preparations requiring compounding. The Pharmacy Technician supports automation technologies (Pyxis MedStation, Pyxis Profile, Automix, Euclid Re-packaging, PDX, etc.).

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. Pharmacy staff handles and distribute investigation medications. The Pharmacy has implemented Pyxis Profile MedStation that is specifically designed to support patient care in each Nursing area. 

Sharp Grossmont Hospital is the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the region with 536 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.

Essential Physical Requirements may include:
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation/Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Squatting
  • Lift up to 50 pounds with some lifting and moving of Pyxis equipment
  • Push/pull up to 50 pounds
  • Carry up to 10 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.
Keywords: Pharmacy Technician, pharm tech
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