Santa Maria, CA, USA
Under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, when assigned to an inpatient practice area, performs those repetitive and manipulative activities which primarily consist of drug distribution, pre-packaging, maintaining the inventory in the Pyxis medstations (filling the medstation daily, checking for outdates), record keeping (refrigerator temperature logs and hood cleaning), billing, housekeeping and security functions.
Per Diem Schedule: Varied shifts, depending on department needs, including weekends and holidays.
Hourly Salary Rate: $34.17/hourly
CA Pharmacy Technician license – Required.
2 years of hospital inpatient experience preferred.
Ability to accurately perform pharmaceutical calculations.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical generic and trade names and their dosage forms, and the ability to cross-reference the most common drugs from memory.
Knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical abbreviations.
Skill in preparing intravenous solutions using aseptic technique.
Ability to work independently and follow-through on assignments with minimal supervision.
Skill in computer order entry of medication orders as well as other related computer entry tasks and computer report generation.
Telephone and verbal skills required to communicate clearly and effectively with pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other allied health professionals.
Ability to compound chemotherapy solution utilizing departmental guidelines for the preparation/distribution of cytotoxic agents.
Ability to lift 25 lbs and push 50 lbs