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Sutter Health Pharmacy Technician - Inpatient - Full Time - Summit Campus in Oakland, California

Position Overview:

The pharmacy technician works under general and direct supervision of the staff pharmacists found within an outpatient pharmacy to ensure that the distribution and provision of ethical, professional, and patient care oriented pharmaceutical services are provided in accordance with state and federal law and regulations, and within standards of The Joint Commission and state Pharmacy Board. This position will include correctly preparing, processing, and other specific technician duties as required by the outpatient pharmacy setting. Technicians will work with customers and outpatients, and may be required to supervise other pharmacy personnel when necessary to provide excellent customer service.This position reports to the Assistant Director of Pharmacy or his or her appointee.



HS Diploma Or GED certificate Required.

Pharmacy Technician License Required.


One Year of professional experience as a pharmacy technician beyond the externship and preferable in an outpatient care setting preferred.

Prior supervisory experience preferred.

Systems experience with unit dosing such as mediset system and/or electronic health record a plus, preferred.

Experience with medical payment and reimbursement programs or willingness to learn is a plus, preferred.

Licensures and Certifications:

Pharmacy Tech-PHAR required.

Skills and Knowledge:

Knowledge of procurement, storage, and preparation for dispensing of medications.

Knowledge of TJC, Title 22,State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the legal operation of a pharmacy and understanding of practices and rules regarding patient confidentiality and HIPAA.

Knowledge of medical recordkeeping requirements and procedures.

Knowledge of the use and dispensing of narcotics and poisons.

Knowledge of basics of medications used within the scope of pharmacy.

Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications, preferably Word and Excel.

Knowledge of automation such as, but not limited to, automated dispensing machines, medisets and look up status of the Electronic Health Record.

Demonstrates ability to resolve drug distribution system issues.

Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from other employees, Physicians and patients.

Proactive Team Player.

Excellent Time Management Skills to meet schedule and report deadlines.

Recertification of operational and clinical competencies.

Responsible for accurate processing, filling and properly documenting all prescriptions and must be able to fill at any station within the outpatient pharmacy as required for daily functions.

Organization: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.