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Pharmacy Technician

Company: Sutter Health
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

**Organization:**PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation CAD**Position Overview:**Provides timely and accurate pharmaceutical care. Prepares, compounds, packages, labels, and dispenses medication, nutritional products, IV admixture and solutions (e.g., chemotherapy, biotherapy, etc.), and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) according to Sutter Health policies, state/ federal regulations, and The Joint Commission standards. Assists with medicine and supplies inventory management and control, including maintaining adequate stock levels, checking accuracy of pricing, and completing required regulatory documentation. Adheres to all standards, procedures, cleaning protocols, and infection control polices to maintain a safe and sterile medication area, clean rooms, and laminar flow hoods.**Job Description** :**EDUCATION**_Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma._Other: Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program.**CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE**PHRMTECHR-Registered Pharmacy Technician**PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN:**1 year of pharmacy technician experience in the preparation of IV admixture (including chemotherapy), sterile technique, and outpatient dispensing.**SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE**General understanding of contemporary pharmacy practices, including pharmaceutical compounding (drugs and nutritional solutions), generic and trade names of common drugs, and a familiarity with pharmacy data systems.Working knowledge of medical terminology, drug nomenclature, abbreviations, and symbols, including a proficiency in math and pharmacy calculations for common dosage determination, admixture doses, and additive volumes.Basic working knowledge of legal requirements and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission (TJC), Title XXII, Department of Human Services (DHS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) organization.Possess solid written and verbal communications skills to explain medical information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including patients, care givers, and families.Attention to detail when verifying medication identification and dosages, patient information, and doctors' orders/procedures.General computer skills and a basic understanding of computer applications with the ability to enter/update patient information in electronic health records (EHRs) and complete regulatory documentation for controlled substances.Work within standardized policies, procedures, and practices to complete assignments within the allotted time while maintaining standard workflow processes.Recognize, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting solutions from established options.Ensure the privacy of each patient's protected health information (PHI).Perform independently as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.Build collaborative relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to provide the highest level of quality patient care.**PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS**See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link:**Job Shift:**Days**Schedule:**Full Time**Shift Hours:**8**Days of the Week:**Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday**Weekend Requirements:**Every other Weekend**Benefits:**Yes**Unions:**No**Position Status:**Non-Exempt**Weekly Hours:**0**Employee Status:**Per Diem/Casual**Number of Openings:**1Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: Sutter Health, Mountain View , Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Mountain View, California

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