Pharmacy Technician, Per Diem, Varied shift, 8hours
Company: Highland General Hospital
Posted on: May 9, 2022
SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of a registered
Pharmacist to assist in manufacturing, packaging, and distributing
medications; and do related work as required.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: However, employees may
perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties
listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the
1. Fills orders and dispensed medications under the supervision of
a licensed Pharmacist (pulls prepackaged medication or obtains
stock containers); prepares parenteral solutions using knowledge of
pharmaceutical calculations and good aseptic techniques;
prepackages oral, parenteral, and external medications using
various packaging and labeling equipment.
2. Picks up/receives physician orders and reviews for completeness;
determines availability of drugs (ordered by generic or trade
names) on hospital and/or Medi-Cal formularies; obtains patient
information on prescriptions and maintain the Pharmacy Patient
Medication Profiles; interprets physician's directions and types
3. Orders medication and pharmaceutical supplies under the
supervision of a licensed Pharmacist; receives and verifies
delivered orders; restocks medication shelves and supply bins;
rotates and removes outdated drugs; maintains a clean working
environment including Pharmacy equipment and work counters;
maintains stock records.
4. Picks up and replaces floor stock containers of solutions,
ointments and some medications; delivers medications directly to
the nursing units or patient's medication drawer.
5. Inputs into computer terminal dispensing and billing
information; updates files on new drugs, changing drug costs, new
physicians, etc; maintains other appropriate records; performs
tasks necessary to maintain the Pharmacy area and equipment in
Education: Associate of Arts degree in a field of study directly
related to the duties performed by Pharmacy Technician, such as:
Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, physical sciense or natural
sciences; OR any other course that provides at least 240 hours of
theoretical and practical instruction provided that at least 120 of
those hours are in the theoretical instruction and is certified by
the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. OR current enrollment
in an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Minimum Experience: Equivalent of one year full-time experience
(1500 hours) performing the tasks of a pharmacy technician in an
inpatient hospital, a correctional facility, a Certificate of
Completion from a Military Technician Program or an out-state
community or outpatient pharmacy; OR a minimum of 1500 hours
experience within the last 3 years working in a community our
outpatient pharmacy performing the tasks outlined in Section 1793.3
of the California Code of Regulations.
Required Licenses/Certifications: CPI -Crisis Prevention
Intervention Training (required for all positions at John George
Psychiatric Pavilion; and certain positions in the Emergency
Required Licenses/Certifications: Registered and certified as a
Pharmacy Technician by the California State Board of Pharmacy OR
Pharmacist Intern license by the California Board of Pharmacy.
Keywords: Highland General Hospital, Oakland , Pharmacy Technician, Per Diem, Varied shift, 8hours, Healthcare , Oakland, California
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