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Providence Pharmacy Technician in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician (Per Diem/Variable Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician who will assist the pharmacist in filling prescriptions, preparing and dispensing of oral and IV medications and performs clerical duties.

In this position you will:

  • Count, pour, and label prescriptions.

  • Perform mathematical calculations as needed for drug preparations.

  • Prepare IV preparations via sterile product technique that include: TPN's, Large volume IV's, IVPB and others.

  • Assist with the delivery of drug dispensing activities in a team environment.

  • Seek assistance immediately if unable to solve the problem on own.

  • Assist with orientation of new employees as assigned.

  • Provide input to development and revision of polices and procedures.

  • Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes amongst the Health Care team.

  • Defrost frozen IVPB, dates when removed from freezer and prepares them for use.

  • Deliver IV's to the care stations, Checks for excessive stock and return them to the pharmacy.

  • Fill and deliver floor stock medications to the Pyxis Machines and Nursing units.

  • Answer phone calls within 3 rings.

  • Fill and deliver new medication orders.

  • Fill and exchange Carts/patient cassettes.

  • Collect discontinued and patient discharged medications from the floor.

  • Order medication needed on the Want List and stocks the pharmacy when the delivery from the Wholesaler arrives, Refrigerated and Frozen items must be stock immediately.

  • Perform re-stocking of medications in the Pharmacy, date items that will expire soon to be Used First.

  • Perform daily billing, for Surgery charges and Narcotic Sheet Charges and reconciliation.

  • Unit Doses bulk Medications according to policy.

  • Assist in monthly QA inspections.

  • Maintain departmental records, report, forms and files as required.

  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of department work and storage areas.

  • Documentation/information Management:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Pharmacy' component.

  • Utilize computer based communications and data base system.

  • Comply with regulatory agency requirements including State Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health and Services.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current technician license with the State of California

  • Knowledge of sterile product technique preparation

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy technical school

  • Typing speed of 40 words per minute

  • Ability to use computer and operate 10-key calculator

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center,Torrance is proud to be recognized as a Magnet® Designated Hospital. We are the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Health Care

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 348782