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Pharmacy Technician - Specialty - Per Diem

Los Angeles, California

Overview

You're exacting in all you do. Happily, we're the exact same way. Make a difference in Pharmacy at Cedars-Sinai. Use your teamwork, expertise and dedication in work that truly matters – improving the lives of our patients in their most vulnerable times. As a Pharmacy professional at Cedars-Sinai you'll work alongside distinguished physicians, collaborate with those conducting groundbreaking research, and apply yourself using cutting-edge evidence-based practice.

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  • Communicator
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  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Team Player

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0935879

Are you passionate about helping people? 

We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai, and it’s part of the reason we’ve been named one of the top ten hospitals in America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?

As a per diem Pharmacy Technician in our Pharmacy Specialty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be  responsible for the preparation, distribution and control of sterile and non-sterile oral and injectable medications and participation in departmental programs. All duties are performed independently by the technician under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Our Pharmacy Specialty is open Monday - Friday.

 


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:

  • You would have an 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.
  • You will exhibit accuracy and punctuality in all facets of their work.
  • You will demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak, read and write the English language.
  • Individuals must be able to do calculations involving ratios, proportions and percentages.

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.

Skills and Special Knowledge

  1. Drug names (trade and generic)
  2. Mathematics
  3. Latin and chemical abbreviations
  4. Aseptic technique
  5. Regulations pertaining to the dispensing of medications
  6. How to determine storage conditions for pharmaceuticals
  7. How to determine a drug’s formulary status
  8. Computer functions
  • a. Use of keyboard
  • b. Operation of printer including loading paper
  • c. Selection of appropriate functions in assigned work area, eg; running fill lists and IVPB lists, TCE reports.

Physical Demands:

Physical Requirements (physical abilities essential to perform the job):

  1. Frequent standing; walking, bending; reaching, occasional sitting, pushing & pulling, lifting of materials up to 40 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
  2. Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, and mechanical failure alarms.
  3. Sufficient mobility to access equipment, patients and other customers.
  4. Able to read information on medication labels

Work Environment (work environments, hazards and exposures that may be encountered on the job)

  1. Exposure to minimal but constant noise levels.
  2. Repetitive hand motions.
  3. Some functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with preparation of cytotoxic medications.
  4. Some functions may require use of protective gear such as gloves

Working Title: Pharmacy Technician - Specialty - Per Diem
Department: Specialty Pharm Prescriptions
Business Entity: Clinical & Support Services
Job Category: Pharmacy
Job Specialty: Pharmacy
Position Type: Per Diem
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day

Pay: $28.50 - $29.49

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Applicant_Accommodation@cshs.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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