Pharmacy Tech II-Foundation
City of Hope
Job posting number: #7126873 (Ref:10019928)
Posted: May 25, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: $22.51 - $32.64 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.
A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.
City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.
A California registered technician who under the supervision of a Pharmacist, packages, prepares and compounds oral medications, Intravenous medications, and Chemotherapy/Biohazard medications. Maintains control procedures, performs inventory, and stock control.
Key Responsibilities include:
Performs sterile compounding technician functions accurately and thoroughly which includes but not limited to:
- Ensure compliance with USP 797 & 800 at all times.
- Utilize proper aseptic technique for all pharmaceutical mixing.
- Order, receive, and maintain accurate medication inventory.
- Coordinate with Specialty Pharmacies or manufactures for timely deliveries of medications for infusion.
- Procure and maintain supplies necessary for daily mixing operation.
Supports pharmacy technician activities and functions for community or physician dispensing program which includes but not limited to:
- Prescription order entry and process.
- Coordination and submission of prior authorizations.
- Determination of patient’s prescription benefits and seeks appropriate financial assistance when applicable.
- Order, receive and maintain accurate medication inventory.
- Assist with routing and release of prescriptions to the appropriate pharmacy.
- Properly label and fills prescription drugs.
- Maintains appropriate level of productivity and accuracy.
- Communicates effectively with all levels of staff. Fosters the development of teamwork within the department while meeting the needs of departments being served.
- Participates in educational programs and in-service meetings.
- Follows all policies and procedures to allow for effective and efficient patient care.
- Performs advanced prescription preparation.
- Conducts quality assurance audits.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- High School or equivalent or
- Post High School vocational/specialized training or
- Graduation from a foreign school of Pharmacy
- 3 or more years of performing related duties as a pharmacy technician
- Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician with the California State Board of Pharmacy
- Graduate from a Pharmacy Technician training program.
- Certified Pharmacist Technician (CPhT) from Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).
- Experience with Pyxis Medstation system, oncology.
- As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.
- Per Diem
- Hourly Rate: $30.332236
Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $22.51 - $32.64 / hour
The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.