Pharmacy Tech

Tri-City Medical Center Oceanside , CA 92049

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Locations

US-CA-Oceanside

Overview

Tri-City Healthcare District has been serving the North County region for almost 60 years and remains committed to providing high quality healthcare and community services for every individual we encounter regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.

Our mission is to advance the health and wellness of the community we serve. In order to achieve our mission, we see, hear and listen to our front line healthcare workers, employees, medical staff and all community stakeholders in order to understand and meet our community's needs.

Position Summary:

Assists Pharmacists and the Department of Pharmacy at Tri-City Medical Center in ordering, preparing, and distributing medications. Prepares IV additives and solutions as required using aseptic technique. Responsible for ordering and restocking supplies, and maintaining the IV room and pharmacy in a neat and orderly manner.

Major Position Responsibilities:

The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

  • Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.

  • Fills routine Pyxis loads in an accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Operates pharmacy computer systems accurately and efficiently.

  • Familiarity with and adherence to USP 797 guidelines.

  • Appropriate garbing, cleaning, and maintenance of IV room and all equipment per USP 797 and CA State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

  • Maintains the pharmacy in a clean and orderly manner.

  • Orders and restocks supplies.

  • Prepackages bulk medications using unit dose system.

  • Delivers patient medications to individual nursing stations. This includes stat bags, Pyxis loads, Pyxis refills, and special circumstances. Returns unused medications to the pharmacy for credit.

  • Fills STAT orders accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Pyxis: generating reports, finding empty pockets, checking status of Medstations, checking quantities.

  • Assists with checking in and putting away the Wholesale order.

  • Restocks crash cart boxes in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Fills and prices floor stock requisitions for all units.

  • Prepares admixtures utilizing aseptic technique.

  • Assumes telephone and reception duties and does so in a timely courteous manner, taking clear messages when necessary.

  • Checks expiration dates routinely and removes unwanted and outdated merchandise from shelf and ADM.

  • Notifies pharmacists or nursing stations of any ADM discrepancies.

  • Assist in maintaining and updating recipe cards for preparation of batch items.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or manager.

Qualifications:

  • Six (6) months hospital pharmacy experience, preferred.

  • Pyxis med station and CII Safe experience, preferred.

  • Computer skills, preferred.

  • IV sterile technique competency, preferred.

  • Brand/generic name knowledge, required.

  • IV admixture experience, required (OP Infusion Center only)

  • Chemotherapy preparation experience, preferred.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED, required.

Licenses:

  • California Pharmacy Technician License, required.

  • California Intern Pharmacist considered in lieu of California Pharmacy Technician license.

Certifications:

  • Maintains a current CPhT, Certified Pharmacy Technician, through the PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board), preferred.

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.

TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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