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Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy

Company: CHOC - Children's Health Orange County
Location: Orange
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Work Location
Orange, California

Work Shift
Day - 10hrs (United States of America)


At CHOC, we strive to be the leading destination of children's health by providing exceptional and innovative care. We are responsible for the overall health of our community's pediatric population in our hospitals, clinics, and practices. And because of our breadth of care, your career at CHOC can be as diverse and fulfilling as you determine. CHOC's compensation structure, benefits offerings, and career development programs are geared to helping you achieve your professional and personal goals. Apply now to see where your career at CHOC can take you.

Job Summary
The Pharmacy Tech works under the direct supervision of staff pharmacists, according to standard procedures: prepares medications pursuant to physician orders, performs sterile and non-sterile compounding in the Main Pharmacy, repackages bulk medication in unit dose form, restocks automatic dispensing machines, answers phone calls and troubleshoots questions within the scope of their practice, participates in inventory management activities, conducts regular unit inspections, maintains appropriate records and documentations, and routinely participates in departmental educational initiatives.

Pay Range
Minimum $24.96 Midpoint $33.07 Maximum $41.19

Rate of pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to knowledge, skills, competencies, experience, education, as well as position requirements.


* Required: Minimum six (6) weeks of Pharmacy externship training or one year of inpatient/outpatient Pharmacy experience.

* Preferred: Two (2) years of inpatient pediatric Pharmacy experience.


* Required: High School Diploma/ GED or equivalent.

* Preferred: Associate Degree in Pharmacy Technology.


* Required: Graduated from an ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program and a minimum of 240 hours of externship, or two (2) years of inpatient hospital experience with a state license.

Specialized Skills

* Required: Proficient in English, verbal and written communications skills, and pharmaceutical calculations. Must be able to type and accurately perform computer entry. Knowledge of pharmaceutical compounding (sterile and non-sterile); proficiency in pharmaceutical math calculations; clear verbal and written communication skills.

* Preferred: Familiarity with Automated Dispensing Cabinet use and other IV workflow automation; working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)


* Required: California Pharmacy Technician License.

* Preferred: CPhT - Certified Pharmacy Technician; Certified Compounding Sterile Preparation (CSPT).

Work Environments - Functional Demand:
Light - Moderate energy level Lift and carry 25-35 lbs. Push/pull 50-100 lbs. (ie. empty bed, stretcher).

Physical Activity Requirements:
Bending, Carry Objects, Climbing, Keyboard use/repetitive motion, Pinching/fine motor activities, Push/Pull, Reaching forward, Reaching overhead, Sitting, Squat/kneel/crawl (Squad & Knee), Standing, Talk or hear, Taste or smell, Twisting, Walking, Wrist position deviation

Physical Activity Lifting
Lifting (Floor to waist level) - Constant 67 or more%, Lifting (Floor to waist level) - Frequent 36-66%, Lifting (Floor to waist level) - Occasional 0-35%, Lifting (Waist level and above) - Constant 67 or more%, Lifting (Waist level and above) - Frequent 36-66%, Lifting (Waist level and above) - Occasional 0-35%

Sensory Requirements:
Color Discrimination, Depth Perception, Far Vision, Hearing, Near Vision

Environment Requirements:
Airborn Communicable Disease, Bloodborne Pathogens, Chemical, Dust Particular Matter, Extreme Noise Levels, Extreme Temperatures, Radiation, Uneven Surfaces or Elevations

Non-Discrimination Statement:

CHOC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, genetic information, disability, sex, gender (including pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, medical condition, sexual orientation, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, or other protected characteristics in accordance with state and federal laws.

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for positions at CHOC, even if your experience doesn't align perfectly with the listed qualifications for a particular role, as your unique experience may be a great addition to our culture for another one of our opportunities.

If you desire support or accommodations throughout the Talent Acquisition process, please inform your Talent Acquisition Partner.

Keywords: CHOC - Children's Health Orange County, Orange , Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy, Professions , Orange, California

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