THIS IS AN OPEN
AND CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH A CLOSING DATE OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
The initial cut-off date is December
Applications will be
referred every two weeks thereafter.
Applications will remain on
file for 3 months.
Work Schedule: Multiple shifts based on
assignment including holiday/weekend rotations.
Functional Statement Title/#: Pharmacy Technician
INCENTIVE/RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE/MOVING EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.***
Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) has immediate openings for MULTIPLE
Inpatient Pharmacy Technicians at the Palo Alto Division. These
technicians will work various shifts depending upon the scheduled shift
Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical care services to our 300-bed acute care
hospital division (Intensive Care Units, OR/Recovery Room, Medicine, Surgery,
Sub-Acute Medicine/Long Term Care, Hospice, Spinal Cord Injury, Polytrauma,
Psychiatry, Emergency Department) with centralized operation for Unit Dose,
Ward Stocking and Sterile Compounding medication preparation and
dispensing. We have a fully integrated computer system including
online provider order entry, documentation of medication administration using
barcode technology, and automation of the unit dose distribution system.
These technicians will assist in providing distributive pharmacy services to
patients at the Palo Alto Acute Care Division.
responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Dose Responsibilities: filling and delivering new, STAT or missing medication orders;
restocking point of care machines; performing cart-fills and cart
exchange; replenishing crash cart medications and emergency kits; repackaging
bulk items (oral solids and liquids); filling orders using pharmacy automation
(Robot Rx, Med Carousel, PacMed); performing optimization of automation; and
conducting monthly ward/clinic inspections.
Sterile Compounding Responsibilities: preparing IV admixtures, piggybacks, syringes,
TPN, and chemotherapy doses based on patient specific orders using sterile
technique in the laminar flow hood in accordance with USP 797; performing all
necessary pharmaceutical calculations; and cleaning and restocking the IV room.
Controlled Substance Responsibilities: selecting controlled substance medications,
counting the correct number of drugs, and loading into the assigned point of
care machine on wards and clinics. This also includes conducting required
daily inventory, maintaining perpetual inventory of all controlled substances,
and receiving inventory into the computerized system with an Accountable