Providence Health & Services Pharmacy Technician Oncology in Santa Monica, California
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Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician Oncology (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Saint Johns Medical Foundation in Santa Monica, CA.
We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician Oncology who will support and assist in the coordination of Pharmacy Services activities including drug compounding and transporting of compounded drugs, medication refills and prior authorization claims, compounding pharmacy maintenance and scheduled cleanings, inventory management of drugs and infusion supplies, under the supervision of the Advanced Practice Pharmacist
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Customer service and teamwork responsibilities:
Take initiative to help other
Follow through on commitments
Own problems to assist customers
Share information effectively with patients and co-workers
Good verbal communications skills; communicate without appearing rushed
Resolve conflict in an effective manner
Coordinate work with others
Delegate work appropriately to other team members when needed
Demonstrate respect for co-workers from all disciplines
Cooperate with other departments
Establish good rapport with medical staff
Tune into patients need
Act in caring manner
Demonstrate patience in dealing with customer
Use organizational knowledge and common sense
Is willing to learn
Consider others’ viewpoints in resolving issues
Regular office hours Monday through Friday eight (8) hours shifts.
Position Specific Expectations:
Manage medication refills utilizing standardized protocols
Prepare, compound, dispense, and deliver hazardous/chemotherapy and non-hazardous intravenous medications to medical offices, according to approved policies and procedures which are compliant with current legal and regulatory agencies, including California State Board of Pharmacy, USP 797/800, NIOSH, and OSHA.
Collect , organize , and evaluate relevant patient information (i.e. medical diagnosis, laboratory values, medications used) from patient’s chart or by contacting the medical staff/ physicians
Courier compounded regimens safely to Infusion locations primary care
Manage medication prior authorization requests
Contact health plan or pharmacy for additional information
Assist pharmacist in health care financial assistance for non-covered medications
Complete initial competency assessment requirements, including age specific competencies for all patients to whom pharmaceutical care is provided; successfully completes annual competency assessment exams
Prioritize work effectively
Contribute to quality improvement activities and helps implement change
Answer the phone calls; uses appropriate and courteous phone etiquette
Attend and participates in team meetings
Maintain Pharmacy inventory
Support and assist the pharmacist in the coordination of pharmacy services
Compound drug regimens as ordered by providers under pharmacist supervision.
Clean and maintain compounding pharmacy in conjunction with other pharmacy staff
Use of technology/computers:
Generate required reports
Utilize fax machine, photocopier
Quality of work:
Perform job functions with minimum errors
Document the services provided in patient’s chart using EPIC.
Observe and follows all safety standards
Complete tasks in timely manner
Perform required tasks in appropriate time frame
Is aware of workload and prioritizes effectively
Take initiative during slow times to help other co-workers, start preparing for future tasks, and help the Advance Practice Pharmacist
Perform/participate in team activities/goal attainment
Participate in team administrative functions as directed (scheduling, minutes, QA reviews, etc.)
Staff refills and prior authorizations for the primary care offices.
Perform job functions with minimum errors.
Required qualifications for this position include:
High School Diploma or GED
Successful Completion of a State Recognized Pharmacy Tech Program and Successful passing of a competency test and registration course.
Current California Pharmacy technician license.
Current California Driver's License with clean driving record
Working knowledge of prescriptions plans and health insurances.
Knowledge of managed care principles.
Some knowledge of health care financial and payer issues.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of safe chemotherapy compounding techiques.
Ability to work cooperatively with many people.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate work with others.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to apply sound judgment.
Ability to work independently but under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and other applications as required.
Excellent oral and communication skills.
Successful passing of a competency test.
Successful passing of Registration course.
Preferred qualifications for this position i nclude:
One (1) year of experience as a pharmacy technician in an outpatient, ambulatory care, retail, or managed care setting, or completion of a technician training program, with a demonstrated ability to learn technical skills.
Pharmacy prior authorization experience.
Oncology compounding experience with proven competency
Knowledge of USP <797> and <800> compounding regulations
Managed care experience.
Experience using electronic medical records.
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.
The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
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.
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.
Job Category: Pharmacy Technician
Location: California-Santa Monica
Req ID: 298526