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Pharmacy Technician, Todd Cancer Center - Per Diem/Days (8hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON008193
At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.
The Pharmacy Technician Per Diem is responsible for working cooperatively with pharmacy staff to provide safe, accurate and timely processing of new prescriptions to patients in the Todd Cancer Pavilion Pharmacy department at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician compounds sterile intravenous medications including hazardous and chemotherapeutic drugs, assigns medications to patient orders, pulls medications to prepare for compounding, accesses appropriate patient information in the electronic health record (EHR), issues drug doses to nurses, fills automated dispensing cabinets (ADC), and maintains drug inventories.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Has the ability to triage medication requests and fill new medication orders accurately and efficiently, organizing his/her work to allow the pharmacist to efficiently check the medications prepared.
Understands the laws governing the maintenance of appropriate drug control for all drugs, including Schedules II-V.
Able to effectively use computer and automation resources relevant to their practice area to accurately provide medications in a timely manner and ensure accurate billing.
Able to accurately fill patient medication cassettes, automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) or drug delivery bins and/or restock ADC medications in a timely manner as relevant to their practice.
Able to deliver/exchange cassettes/drug delivery bins and/or restock ADC medications in a timely manner as relevant to their practice area.
Able to order and restock inventory to maximize inventory turnover, prevent stock-outs, and minimize expired drugs.
Ensures correct storage conditions for medications, documents temperature logs, checks for expired drug products and other defects and removes them from inventory.
Able to extemporaneously prepare unit dose packages, compound oral solutions and prepare uncomplicated IV admixtures or patient-specific unit dose injections using proper aseptic technique and following USP 797 standards as relevant to their practice area.