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Providence Pharmacy Technician II in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician II for Per Diem Variable Shift at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician II who will perform technical functions related to the drug distribution system under the supervision of a pharmacist.

In this position you will:

  • Customer service and teamwork responsibilities:


  • Take initiative to help others

  • Follow through on commitments

  • Own problems to assist customers

  • Communication/Professionalism:

  • Share information effectively with patients and co-workers

  • Listen well

  • Good verbal communications skills; communicates without appearing rushed

  • Interpersonal Abilities:

  • Resolve conflicts in an effective manner

  • Coordinate work with others

  • Delegate work appropriately to other team members when needed

  • Demonstrate respect for co-workers from all disciplines

  • Cooperate with other departments

  • Establish good rapport with medical staff

  • Compassion:

  • Tune into patient needs

  • Act in caring manner

  • Demonstrate patience in dealing with customer

  • Problem solving:

  • Use organizational knowledge and common sense

  • Be willing to learn

  • Consider others’ viewpoints in resolving issue

  • Schedule:

  • Maintain a flexible-staffing schedule, and is available to work a variety of rotating shifts

  • Position Specific Expectations:

  • Complete initial competency assessment requirements, including age specific competencies for all patients to whom pharmaceutical care is provided; successfully completes annual competency assessment exams

  • Prioritize work effectively

  • Contribute to quality improvement activities and helps implement change

  • Answer the telephone when needed (everyone's job)

  • Attend and participate in team meetings

  • Fill patient cassettes

  • Assist in the drug distribution process utilizing current automation equipment

  • Use appropriate and courteous phone etiquette

  • Perform other basic drug distributive functions as needed

  • Use of technology/computers:

  • Generate required reports

  • Utilize unit-dosing machine, fax machine, photocopier; familiar with basic maintenance of laminar flow hoods

  • Possess knowledge of USP 797 guidelines

  • Quality of work:

  • Perform job functions with minimum errors: filling medication orders, filling automated dispensing machines

  • Document on required forms

  • Leave workstation tidy and restocked

  • Productivity:

  • Complete tasks in timely manner

  • Perform required tasks in appropriate time frame

  • Be aware of workload and prioritizes effectively

  • Take initiative during slow times to assist others ex: prepare emergency trays, put away returns, check outdates, restock shelves, unit dosing, and any other department related activity

  • Resource Utilization:

  • Use resources effectively Examples: Recycles IV piggybacks, checks for discontinued medications prior to sending

  • Properly manage supplies; re-stocks and reorders medications when needed

  • Maintain appropriate par levels

  • Remove outdated medications

  • Development:

  • Perform/participate in team CQI activities/goal attainment

  • Participate in team administrative functions as directed (scheduling, ordering, minutes, QA reviews, etc.)

  • Pharmacy Technician II:

  • In addition to performing all responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician Generalist and Pharmacy Technician I, Pharmacy Technician II shall be responsible for:

  • Prepare Intravenous solutions (Large volume IVs, IVPBs, Neonatal starter TPNs, and pediatric/neonatal IV preparations)

  • Prepare Chemotherapy IV preparations

  • Successful training and ability to work in a specialized pharmacy area (ex. Operating Room Satellite, Buyer shift), as approved by the Director of Pharmacy or designee

  • Completion of an annual project related to performance/process improvement or pharmacy environment improvement: either a different project each year or an ongoing project throughout a period of time, as designated by the Director of Pharmacy or designee


Required qualifications:

  • Current California Pharmacy technician license

  • Ability to work cooperatively with many people

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work with others

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to apply sound judgment

  • Ability to work independently but under the supervision of a pharmacist

  • Typing and ability to learn hospital computer system skills

  • Pharmacy Technician II:

  • Successful passing of a calculations test (80%)

  • Successful passing of an annual Sterile Compounding Competency

  • Proficient mathematical skills, preferred

  • Qualify to prepare Chemotherapy IV solutions

Preferred qualifications:

  • Pharmacy Technician program degree

  • 1 year experience as a hospital pharmacy technician, or

  • Completion of a technician training program, or

  • Experience in a hospital pharmacy, with a demonstrated ability to learn technical skills

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

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.

About Us

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

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 266638