Job Posting: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is an 886-bed acute, level 1 tertiary care teaching hospital located in the heart of Los Angeles, just a block away from Beverly Hills. The Pharmacy Department has over 380 staff members who provide comprehensive inpatient pharmacy services as well as outpatient services via 2 cancer centers and 4 outpatient pharmacies pharmacy services. The Department has accredited residencies in pharmacy practice and health-system pharmacy management and is affiliated with schools of pharmacy in California. Summary of Essential Job Duties: The Pharmacy Technician is 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. The employee performs job duties with sensitivity to the patient's diverse cultural backgrounds. The employee maintains competency skills to differentiate the dose ranges and dosage forms with consideration to the age of the population served, if applicable. Note: New Hires must successfully pass a background check, a prohibited substance screening and a pre-employment physical.
Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the CaliforniaState Board of Pharmacy
Ability to speak, read and write the English language.
Individuals must be able to do calculations involving ratios, proportions and percentages.
Subject to background and reference check.
Post Hiring: 1. Required to attend and pass all of the pharmacy technician training classes with a minimum score of 80% on the exam. 2. In the event of a score of less than 90% on any part of the exam, a trainee will be allowed to repeat a test section one time only. Failure to pass with 90% or better on a repeat test will result in termination or transfer back to the previous position of another department. 3. Acceptable completion of the on-the-job training program as evidenced by work samples and/or practical examinations.
Distinguishing Characteristics 1. Technicians must 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. 2. Technicians must exhibit accuracy and punctuality in all facets of their work.
Job Requirements 1. Equipment. The technician must be able to use the following equipment: calculator, computer printer, PC, medication carts, automated dispensingmachines etc. Proficiency in the operation of specialized equipment is necessary for assignment to specialized areas, i.e. OR/ER, Sterile Manufacturing, ACP, Storeroom, etc. 2. Schedule/Hours: The technician must be able to rotate shifts, alternate weekends, and rotate throughout any areas requiring pharmacy technician.
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. License/Certification/Registration Requirements: Current California State Board of Pharmacy issued Pharmacist License. BLS card Physical Demands: 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 and fluid-resistant coats.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scien...tists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.