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Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Keck Medicine combines academic excellence, world-class research and state-of-the-art facilities to provide highly specialized care for some of the most acute patients in the country.

Our internationally renowned physicians and scientists provide world-class patient care at Keck Hospital of USC, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, USC Arcadia Hospital and more than 100 unique clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties.

Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital, is among the top 50 hospitals in the country in eight specialties, as well as the top three hospitals in metro Los Angeles and top 10 hospitals in California, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals rankings.

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Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy – Full Time 8 Hour Evenings (Non-Exempt) (Union)

Keck Medicine of USC Hospital Los Angeles, California

The Pharmacy Technician is responsible for preparing and distributing medications for patient consumption under the general supervision of a licensed pharmacist and in accordance with standard departmental procedures.

Essential Duties:

  • Works under direct supervision of the pharmacist at all times. Responsible duties include drug distribution and intravenous admixture throughout the hospital and/or infusion center
  • Competency in performing ALL aspects of the Pyxis automated dispensing systems. Assisting in ensuring that all medications are appropriately barcoded.
  • Competency in maintaining accurate controlled substance inventory utilizing the CII Pyxis system (Keck only)
  • Accurate and efficient preparation and dispensing of medications with pharmacist verification.
  • Certification in chemotherapy preparation practices with competency in utilizing Texium system.
  • Generates revenues by calculating, recording and issuing charges (OR billing).
  • Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Consistent documentation of all pharmacy log sheets
  • Completes monthly expiration medication assignments and documents consistently.
  • Competency in repackaging/unit-dosing medications using the MILT4 program
  • Competency in aseptic technique
  • Appropriate use of technology (computer, telecommunications, Cerner system, Power Chart, Pyxis) to triage workflow for efficient medication delivery.(checking medication history, printing labels, checking drip rates)
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmacy stock, assist in restocking and rotating medications and supplies.
  • Assists health care providers with phone calls in a timely manner (i.e. answers questions and requests, triage calls to appropriate personnel).
  • Appropriate use of time management for maintaining shift specific = workflow. Technician is able to prioritize responsibilities appropriately.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduation from accredited Pharmacy Technician School
  • Req 1 year experience in Pharmacy
  • Req Able to perform dose calculations, double checks accuracy of product selection and assures performance of both aseptic and hazardous drug compounding techniques that require the use of a USP797/800 compliant clean room and personal protective equipment to reduce exposure and contamination while maintaining sterility of the final product.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.
  • Req Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Req Must demonstrate excellent customer service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Pharmacy Technician (CA DCA) Registration with California State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $24.70 - $41.99. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


REQ20150005 Posted Date: 06/11/2024

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