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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Pharmacy Technician (Certified) - Pharmacy in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Pharmacy Technician (Certified) for the Pharmacy Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 10-hour, Evenings

Job Summary:

Prepares medications (oral solids, injectables, IV admixtures, chemotherapy, etc.) for dispensing. Works under the direct supervision of a staff pharmacist to accomplish delivery of patient medications, utilizing personnel and automatic dispensing machines.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares new medication orders to be sent to nursing station including expediting STAT orders. Observes all legal and procedural steps to ensure final check of appropriateness by a pharmacist prior to dispensing.

  • Uses aseptic technique in laminar and vertical flow hoods, prepares large and small volume IV admixtures, prepares chemotherapy in vertical flow hood demonstrating appropriate handling technique for cytotoxic medications as required, prepares Total Parenteral Nutrition solutions, prepares sterile syringes as required.

  • Perform cart fill operation and deliver cassettes to each nursing station.

  • Transport new medication orders to each nursing station, as required; pull and deliver floor stock medication to each nursing station or nursing station's automated dispensing service.

  • Communicates well and in a courteous manner with all personnel.

  • Enters and retrieves data into/from the pharmacy information system.

  • Answer phone calls in a polite manner and process any request. Refer questions requiring professional judgment to the pharmacist.

  • Restock medication trays, such as crash carts and other floor stock medication trays.

  • Extemporaneously prepare and package dosage forms into unit dose packaging observing all rules and record keeping requirements.

  • Purchase medications and other supplies as necessary for efficient operations. Assist with inventory control

Skills:

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical calculations.

  • Typing/data entry skills.

  • Knowledge of drug brand and generic names.

  • Knowledge of special requirements for the handling and disposal of hazardous drugs.

  • Knowledge of PC based computer systems.

  • Preferred: Knowledge of medical terminology

Minimum Position Requirements:

Experience: Experience as a Pharmacy Technician.

Licenses/Certifications: Current registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED or equivalent educ/experience

  • Coursework/Training - Technician training course.

Experience: Pharmacy experience.

Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

Providence provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Providence complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Sonoma County Entities

Category: Pharmacy Technician

Req ID: R337088

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