Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Relief Pharmacy Technician I - (0.001 FTE, Rotating) in Palo Alto, California


Unscheduled Relief, 0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

This position assists the pharmacist in providing pharmaceutical services (e.g. processing prescriptions) in compliance with applicable State Board of Pharmacy regulations. Functions include those allowed by the Board of Pharmacy and are always checked before the product is released from the pharmacy. The Pharmacy Technician works under close supervision. Performs entry level work for a minimum of 6 months to about one year (regardless of years of experience gained elsewhere).

Essential Functions

  • Enters patient medication orders into the pharmacy computer system, operates automated compounding and dispensing machines for preparation and storage of medications under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.

  • Maintains medication inventory, places and receives stock replacement orders.

  • Prepares, compounds and labels intravenous admixtures, cancer chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition patient specific doses using strict aseptic technique.

  • Prepares, packages, compounds and labels non-sterile drug products for specific patients with appropriate final pharmacist checks.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalentExperience: Six (6) months of progressively responsible and directly related work experienceLicense/Certification: ChPT - Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician ORPI - Licensed as Pharmacy Intern by the California Board of Pharmacy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity.

  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations; weighing, measuring and documentation with accuracy.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.

  • Ability to work with devices, information systems, automated and technical equipment utilized in pharmacy.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of influence of patient's age, sex, concomitant disease states, concurrent drug therapy, foods and diagnostic procedures on drug activity and disposition.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations; pharmacology and pharmacological nomenclature; medical therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, and disease states.

  • Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies.

  • Knowledge of physiology, anatomy, pathology, chemistry and mathematics as they relate to pharmacy practice.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.