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Pharmacy Technician

Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, California

The posted compensation range of $36.29 - $36.29 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-329054 Employment Type PRN Department Pharmacy Hours/Pay Period 16 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Days Remote No Category Pharmacy

Nestled in the heart of East Sacramento Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital is a 313 bed acute care facility that provides a wide range of services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. Mercy General is home to the nationally ranked Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Institute. Key achievements and recognitions include: from the Joint Commission; Advanced Joint Replacement Spine Center of Excellence Primary Stroke Center Ventricular Assist Device and Chest Pain Certification. Other accolades include CMS 5 stars Practice Green Health 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Level 4 Epilepsy Center and Opioid Stewardship Honor Roll. Mercy General Hospital is proud to foster inclusion and diversity as part of our mission vision and values.

Position Summary:
The incumbent is responsible for technical clerical and transportation duties for the department and is involved with the preparation distribution and delivery of medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The technician must demonstrate competency in patient care for neonate pediatric adult and geriatric patients.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • This position requires registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a registered technician. 
  • The requirements of the position also include: legal restrictions on the activities of non-licensed personnel in a pharmacy; medical abbreviations; pharmaceutical terminology and calculations; safe handling of antineoplastic/chemotherapeutic agents and aseptic technique in the preparation of intravenous admixtures and total parenteral nutrition. 
  • Special skills required for the position include: the ability to load automated dispensing machines; demonstrate accurate computer data entry skills and proper safety practices and techniques.
  • One year of acute care hospital pharmacy practice experience or a 6 week pharmacy technician externship at the hiring facility.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident Critical Illness and Identity Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Minimum Requirements:
  • One year of acute care hospital pharmacy practice experience or a 6 week Pharmacy Technician externship at a Dignity Health Sacramento Division Hospital or 5 years of recent Retail Pharmacy experience processing TARs and PAs (within the last 3 years) or 1 year of recent experience in Pharmacy Managed Care (within the last 3 years) is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal restrictions on the activities of non-licensed personnel in a hospital pharmacy, medical abbreviations, pharmaceutical terminology and calculations, and generic/trade names of medications.
  • Registration with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a registered technician.
  • Experience working in a USP 797 clean room is preferable. Certified Pharmacy Technician from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • Completion of an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician program is preferred
  • Experience in the preparation of intravenous admixtures and antineoplastic/chemotherapeutic/hazardous medications is preferred.

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