Medication History Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy, Full Time, 10 Hour Shift
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 20306
PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital, 37 outpatient medical office buildings, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and patient experience, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has identified PIH Health as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. For more information, visit PIHHealth.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
The Medication History Pharmacy Technician shall obtain medication histories for new patients being admitted through the Emergency and Surgery Departments, and along with direct admits. Medication history will be obtained from the patient directly or the patient’s family, retail pharmacy, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or physician office. Technician will enter medication history into the electronic health record (EHR). Technician must have an excellent knowledge of trade and generic medication names, common dosages and dosage forms and frequency of administration of each medication. Must be able to communicate with patients of all education levels and establish rapport with the patient to obtain medication history. He/she shall assist in all Pharmacy Technician duties and projects as assigned by Pharmacy Management. The Medication History Pharmacy Technician will report to the pharmacists on duty and Pharmacy Management.
Excellent verbal and written skills are essential to communicate with the patients and their families, and medical professionals.
Must possess the ability to perform work accurately and with attention to detail.
Must be competent to handle multiple priorities in an effective manner.
Must demonstrate an aptitude to learn complicated processes and tasks and apply learning to new situations.
Effectiveness to manage time to meet workload deadlines, strong computer and telephone proficiency, and ability to work in a fast paced clinical environment is required.
Graduate of an accredited pharmacy technician program recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
Possess a California Pharmacy Technician Licensure in good standing.
Minimum of one year experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a retail or hospital setting.
Advanced knowledge of trade and generic medications, and the available dosages is required.
National certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and proficiently bilingual is preferred.
Beyond the benefits that come with working for the area's leading community healthcare provider – one that also recognizes the need to ensure patient safety and comfort – you'll enjoy an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek diversity in our workforce. EOE M/F/D/V
PIH Health is the Communities’ Health and Wellness Partner
Our network of highly trained and compassionate physicians, nurses, clinicians, staff and volunteers work tirelessly and collaboratively every day to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of every member of our service areas. And when needed, we are here to coordinate care, manage chronic disease, and treat health conditions for the best possible outcomes.
We’re a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with three hospitals, numerous outpatient medical offices, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first—a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values—as we deliver top-quality healthcare.
We serve more than 3.7 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region.
Why PIH Health?
Our culture is built around our core values, which are the guiding principles for everything we do. For over 60 years, PIH Health has maintained a sense of community and a family-like cultur...e where patients are the top priority, and employees and volunteers are proud to be affiliated with such an outstanding organization.
PIH Health Hospital - Whittier
Our Whittier campus delivers outstanding and compassionate care to patients, every day. Among other awards, PIH Health Hospital - Whittier has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for the third consecutive year by Truven Health Analytics. PIH Health Hospital in Whittier, CA is located 30 minutes east of Los Angeles, close to the Los Angeles and Orange County border. There are many great communities in which to live that surround the hospital. This means easy access to work, great dining, shopping, entertainment and spectacular beaches. Whatever your passion, you’ll find the right place for it here.
PIH Health Hospital - Downey is a nonprofit hospital with a rich, nearly 100-year history of meeting the healthcare needs of its community. The Downey campus is part of the PIH Health comprehensive health network consisting of two hospitals, 18 medical office locations and a host of specialty services. According to US News & World Report, the hospital scores highly in patient safety and orthopedics. With 955 employees, the hospital is the 5th largest employer in the city of Downey.