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Pharmacy Technician Inpatient

Santa Clara, California

As part of the pharmacy team with Kaiser Permanente, you’ll learn and grow as you help make a difference in the lives of everyone in our communities. Whether you’re working with patients, partnering with physicians, or collaborating with colleagues, you’ll play a key role in an information-rich environment. One where your development will be supported and your skills will be challenged as you work at the top of your license. If you want to explore opportunities beyond your role, we provide a wide array of professional growth opportunities to help our pharmacy team advance their skills and careers. If you believe in the continued pursuit of excellence, there’s no better place to put your beliefs into practice.

  • Job Type: Call-in/On-Call
  • Job Level: Individual Contributor
  • Travel: No
  • Pay Range: $37.3 - $39.24 / hour

Success Profile

We’re looking for Pharmacy team members who possess the following traits.

  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Flexible
  • Multi-Tasker
  • Team Player
  • Results Driven

Benefits

We offer several benefits to our pharmacy team.

  • Health Care Benefits

  • Compensation

  • Vacation, Holiday & Sick Leave

  • Labor Management Partnership

  • Work-Life Balance

  • Healthy Workforce


Our Culture

As part of the Kaiser Permanente pharmacy team, you’ll collaborate with other team members and physicians to continually evolve and enhance patient care. You can also take advantage of our electronic medical record systems and our integrated technology platforms. It’s a unique opportunity to drive the future of care for all while leveraging your expertise to improve the total health of our members.



What Our People Are Saying

Alex

Outpatient Pharmacy Operations Manager

I’ve felt real support every step of the way throughout my pharmacy career. I would not be the pharmacist I am today if I was not empowered to practice kindness and compassion, and be allowed to be me. I feel blessed to have been a part of this organization for the past 16 years.

Osagie

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Supervisor

I have had multiple growth opportunities at Kaiser Permanente. I started as a Summer Youth intern, then I worked as an Apothecary Circle intern. After that, I received two years of pharmacy residency training here. I’ve always been supported with substantial resources like tuition reimbursement, business resource groups, as well as coaching and mentorship programs.

Porsha

Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services

I chose Kaiser Permanente because of its presence in our communities. We acknowledge, support, cultivate, and nourish the body, soul, and spirit of each patient, employee, and community member. I wanted to be a part of such a phenomenal organization.

Robert

Manager, Mail Order Call Center

They encouraged me to work outside of my comfort zone. Now, I’m on a career path I would have never expected. I enjoyed my pathway to get here and it’s been a challenge. It really helped me grow as a person and as an employee. Kaiser Permanente supported me to be the manager I am today.

Georgina

Project Manager

I joined Kaiser Permanente as a young mother with a family. I knew this was a stable company with great pay and benefits, and many opportunities to grow. I’ve always experienced flexibility and growth and we’re encouraged to serve our communities and to have a work-life balance.

Michelle

Pharmacy Clerk

When you join Kaiser Permanente, you have access to a wealth of experience in the health care industry. You’ll learn about more than medications. You’ll gain experience in customer service, data entry, and other valuable areas. I enjoy supporting our pharmacists and ensuring my patients receive the medications they need.

Pharmacy Technician Inpatient

Primary Location Santa Clara, California Worker Location Onsite Facility Santa Clara Hospital Job Number 1279410 Date posted 05/14/2024
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Description:
Job Summary:

Under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, transcribes abbreviated and symbolized information from physicians orders onto patient medication profile, through manual and computer entry. Selects and prepares medications, pharmaceutical products, and intravenous admixtures, including chemotherapeutic agents. Assists in thee dispensing and distribution of medications. Maintains pharmacy merchandise and equipment. Reviews medication cassettes for returned medication; types unit does and intravenous admixture labels; transports pharmacy merchandise. Performs other duties as required.



Essential Responsibilities:


  • Must be capable of performing all duties within the area of responsibility and meet all the requirements of the Inpatient Pharmacy Technician.

  • Reads hospital charts, i.e. physician orders and standard medical abbreviations and terminology.

  • Prepares patient medication profiles from physician orders.

  • Must be able to work effectively under the direction of licensed pharmacists in a high volume pharmacy.

  • Requires a caring attitude toward patients and customers.

  • Must interact effectively with patients and coworkers in a courteous manner.

  • Stands for longs periods of time and effectively communicates with coworkers, nursing personnel, and patients.

  • Functions as a team player with Pharmacy, Home Health, Nursing and providers.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



Grade 420

Basic Qualifications:
Experience


  • N/A

Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Pharmacy Technician License (California)
Additional Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of aseptic technique and ability to prepare sterile IV products.
  • Must be experienced in operating unit dose distribution systems, I.V admixture programs including antineoplastic (chemotherapy) preparations and TPN compounding.
  • Working knowledge of current drug dosage forms, strengths, generic and trade name traditional and current equivalents.
  • Working knowledge of, and the ability to become proficient in, the pharmacy computer system during probationary period.
  • Ability to read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical information.
  • Ability to learn and willingness to prepare chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Proficient in oral and written English speaking communication skills.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and communicate with co-workers and patients.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and communicate with co-workers and patients.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A
Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Santa Clara Homestead Hospital - Inpatient Pharmacy-1 - 0201 Pay Range: $37.3 - $39.24 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest

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