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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care & Medicine
Pharmacy Technician I- Inpatient Services
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UCLA Health | Santa Monica, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
Under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist, when assigned to an inpatient practice area, performs those repetitive and manipulative activities which primarily consist of drug distribution, pre-packaging, maintaining the inventory in the Pyxis medstations (filling the medstation daily, checking for outdates), record keeping (refrigerator temperature logs and hood cleaning), billing, housekeeping and security functions.

Job Qualifications
1) California Pharmacy Technician License and at least one year (post grad) work experience as a Pharmacy Tech in an inpatient setting. 2) Ability to speak with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds to obtain information and explain procedures. 3) Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly using correct English to communicate with telephone callers to obtain information, provide information and explain procedures. 4) Knowledge of decimal, fractions, percentages, metric and apothecary system units to be able to read prescriptions, convert units when necessary, and measure products. 5) Typing skills to prepare prescription labels with speed and accuracy. 6) Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow continuous-workers, volunteers and individuals in other work areas. 7) Skill in interacting diplomatically with the public in a high volume, continuous public contact setting. 8) Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one to another of a different nature. 9) Skill in performing repetitive work according to set procedures and sequences. 10) Skill in performing under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distraction. 11) Ability to move items up to 25 pounds short distances (i.e., within the pharmacy) when retrieving or replacing stock items. 12) Working knowledge of pharmacy terminology including trade and generic drug names and standard abbreviations for directions for use for the purpose of interpreting prescriptions when typing labels. 13) Skill in operating data-entry keyboard for data entry and retrieval on pharmacy computer system. 14) Must be able to adhere to departmental attendance standards. PREFERRED: 1) Skill in operating and maintaining Baker cell counters and cassettes. 2) Skill in operating and cleaning Kirby-Lester counting machine. 3) Working knowledge of University billing codes, their restrictions and application to individual patient and clinic orders.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.