Providence Health & Services Pharmacy Technician in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician (On-Call/Variable Shift) at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Hospital in Torrance, CA.
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We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician who will assist the pharmacist in filling prescriptions, preparing and dispensing of oral and IV medications and performs clerical duties.
In this position you will:
Count, pour, and label prescriptions
Perform mathematical calculations as needed for drug preparations
Prepare IV preparations via sterile product technique that include: TPN’s, Large volume IV's, IVPB and others
Assist with the delivery of drug dispensing activities in a team environment
Seek assistance immediately if unable to solve the problem on own
Assist with orientation of new employees as assigned
Provide input to development and revision of polices and procedures
Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes amongst the Health Care team
Defrost frozen IVPB, dates when removed from freezer and prepare them for use
Deliver IV's to the care stations, Checks for excessive stock and return them to the pharmacy
Fill and deliver floor stock medications to the Pyxis Machines and Nursing units
Answer phone calls within 3 rings
Fill and deliver new medication orders
Fill and exchange Carts/patient cassettes
Collect discontinued and patient discharged medications from the floor
Order medication needed on the Want List and stock the pharmacy when the delivery from the Wholesaler arrives, Refrigerated and Frozen items must be stock immediately
Perform re-stocking of medications in the Pharmacy, dates items that will expire soon to be Used First
Perform daily billing, for Surgery charges and Narcotic Sheet Charges and reconciliation
Unit Doses bulk Medications according to policy
Assist in monthly QA inspections
Maintain departmental records, report, forms and files as required
Maintain cleanliness and organization of department work and storage areas
Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Pharmacy' component
Utilize computer based communications and data base system
Comply with regulatory agency requirements including State Board of Pharmacy and Department of Public Health and services
Current technician license with the State of California
Knowledge of sterile product technique preparation
Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy technical school
Typing speed of 40 words per minute
Able to use computer and operate 10-key calculator
About the ministry you will serve:
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Pharmacy Technician
Req ID: 304858