The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for preparing and distributing medications for patient consumption under the general supervision of a licensed pharmacist and in accordance with standard departmental procedures.
- Works under direct supervision of the pharmacist at all times. Responsible duties include drug distribution and intravenous admixture throughout the hospital and/or infusion center
- Competency in performing ALL aspects of the Pyxis automated dispensing systems. Assisting in ensuring that all medications are appropriately barcoded.
- Certification in chemotherapy preparation practices with competency in utilizing Texium system.
- Generates revenues by calculating, recording and issuing charges (OR billing).
- Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
- Consistent documentation of all pharmacy log sheets
- Completes monthly expiration medication assignments and documents consistently.
- Competency in repackaging/unit-dosing medications using the MILT4 program
- Competency in aseptic technique
- Appropriate use of technology (computer, telecommunications, Cerner system, Power Chart, Pyxis) to triage workflow for efficient medication delivery.(checking medication history, printing labels, checking drip rates)
- Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmacy stock, assist in restocking and rotating medications and supplies.
- Assists health care providers with phone calls in a timely manner (i.e. answers questions and requests, triage calls to appropriate personnel).
- Appropriate use of time management for maintaining shift specific = workflow. Technician is able to prioritize responsibilities appropriately.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Specialized/technical training Graduation from accredited Pharmacy Technician School
- Able to perform dose calculations, double checks accuracy of product selection and assures performance of both aseptic and hazardous drug compounding techniques that require the use of a USP797/800 compliant clean room and personal protective equipment to reduce exposure and contamination while maintaining sterility of the final product.
- Organization/time management skills.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
- Must demonstrate excellent customer service.
- At least 1 year of oncology experience
- Pharmacy Technician (CA DCA) Registration with California State Board of Pharmacy.
- Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)
The hourly rate range for this position is $24.70 – $41.99. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
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