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Providence Health & Services Pharmacy Technician in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician (Full time/Variable shift) at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance 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:

  • Greet others promptly and openly with a friendly smile

  • Dress in a neat, clean and professional manner

  • Keep facility and work area neat, quiet and safe

  • Use key phrases at key times

  • Is courteous, use words like please, thank you and you’re welcome

  • Accept responsibility, take initiative and follows through to address customer concerns

  • Respect the privacy, dignity and diversity of others

  • Apologize for delays and service breakdowns and identifies solutions

  • Introduce oneself and acknowledges customer by name

  • Listen and respond to customer requests promptly and professionally

  • Assist others in getting to their destination

  • Keep appropriate information confidential

  • Address conflicts immediately and appropriately

  • Know LCM resources available to meet customer needs and facilitates access

  • Reflect pride in LCM through positive and informative communication

  • Actively create an environment for safe delivery of patient care and functions with a constant awareness of safety issues identified within the institution

  • Comply with all hospital and department standards/policies as designated

  • Comply with drug distribution requirements of all regulatory agencies

  • Actively create an environment of safe delivery of drug distribution and functions with a constant awareness of safety issues identified within the institution

  • The following duties are to be performed with accuracy and the daily assigned task must be completed by the end of the shift:

  • 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

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice

  • This includes maintaining current licensor and completing all required education

  • Attend assigned staff development activities for department including meetings as requested

  • Read all departmental relevant E-mails/OA’s/notices every day while on duty

  • Participate in assigned performance improvement projects and works to correct deficiencies identified

  • Actively support the facility with regards to continuous compliance with all regulatory and performance improvement standards including, but not limited to The Joint Commission (TJC), Department of Public Health, CMS Core Measures, IHI initiatives, etc.

  • Maintain current knowledge regarding TJC standards for this position

  • Commit to and actively participates in ongoing compliance

  • Have knowledge of Tracer methodology

  • Provide the best care and service to every person, every time (PHS Quality Vision)

  • Provide care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient/family centered (PHS Quality definition)

  • Practice financial responsibility and prudence

  • Comply with budget and staffing standards


Required qualifications:

  • Current technician license with the State of California

  • Knowledge of sterile product technique preparation

  • Ability to communicate in oral and written English

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy technical school

  • Typing speed of 40 words per minute

  • Ability 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.

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: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 290337