DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES: Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Orange County, CA) has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The Pharmacy Technician position is intended for a technician with experience in an acute care hospital pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician works independently when appropriate and cooperatively with pharmacy staff to provide safe, accurate and timely delivery of medications to patients. Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician effectively processes new orders, accesses appropriate patient information in the electronic health record (EHR) if needed, issues drug doses to nurses, fills medication cassettes, fills automated dispensing cabinets (ADC) and/or drug delivery bins, packages, and prepares patient doses and maintains drug inventories. The Pharmacy Technician maintains compliance with USP and regulations when preparing IV admixtures. The Pharmacy Technician effectively communicates with co-workers, other healthcare professionals, and patients.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Experience Minimum one(1) year of experience in an inpatient hospital pharmacy setting highly preferred. Minimum one(1) year of experience in compounded sterile products preparation and procedures highly preferred.
Education/License/Certification * Current California Registered Pharmacy Technician license * Graduated from a Pharmacy Technician Training Program * Current Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certificate preferred