Date Posted: 8/16/2019

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    9888 Genesee Avenue
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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work.

You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates. So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.

As part of the Scripps Health pharmacy team, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians provide a broad range of clinical services at our sites and work collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other health care team members to deliver high-quality, efficient services to patients and staff. They enjoy a practice environment that offers state-of-the-art technology and innovative tools in a collaborative and supportive workplace. With our prized Swisslog BoxPicker and tube system, our pharmacy team at La Jolla takes pride in maintaining accuracy, efficiency and timely services while processing 250-300 prescriptions per day. Our pharmacy technicians are supported in their growth and development by our leadership in navigating their career in pharmacy.

Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician obtains medication histories in an accurate, professional and efficient manner for patients newly admitted to the hospital while in the Emergency Department. May include, but not limited to contacting community pharmacies, outpatient providers, and patient family members to obtain needed medication information and coordinate care.

The specialty technician will perform complex, specialized duties regarding automated dispensing machines, robotics, repackaging devices and/or are assigned leadership roles in departmental projects and programs. May periodically be responsible for performing basic pharmacy technician duties and more advanced pharmacy technician duties that may include billing and/or IV Clean Room responsibilities based on site specific needs. Works under the supervision of registered pharmacists.

This is a full time position with varied shifts.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of Pharmacy Technician Career Program
  • California Board of Pharmacy Certification
  • Certification by a National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • 2 Years of retail pharmacy experience
  • Good organizational, problem solving and computer skills, written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts
  • Willingness or ability to learn electronic health record management and Pyxis medication cabinet essential functions
  • Understands commonly used medical terminology and abbreviations
  • Able to interpret physician orders including directions for use, commonly used abbreviations and symbols, number of dosage units, strength and systems of measurement, route of administration, dosage forms, and frequency of administration

  • Experience with Prior Authorizations
In 2018, Scripps La Jolla was ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for the San Diego region and among the best in the nation in seven specialties. Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.