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Sutter Health Inpatient Pharmacy Technician Lead in San Francisco, California


CPMC-California Pacific Med Center Davies

Position Overview:

Coordinates the overall operation of the pharmacy technicians, including staffing and work assignments of the technicians. Serves as the liaison between the department and staff, Information Systems, physicians, patients, family, and other site staff. Performs pharmaceutical procedures for medication preparation and distribution that ensures safe, effective, and cost-efficient medication therapy. Exercises sound judgment and has developed clinical skills to provide pharmaceutical support to the patient's plan of care based on the diagnosis in a timely manner. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies, and procedures to ensure privacy and safety. May also be responsible for performing specific tasks and/or orient other staff to the department.

Job Description :


Other: Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program.


PHRMTECHR-Registered Pharmacy Technician

OR PHARMC-Certified Pharmacy Technician

OR PHARMT-Pharmacy Technician


4 years recent relevant experience.


  • Knowledge of medical terminology, generic and trade pharmaceutical names, pharmaceutical calculations and laws and regulations.

  • Knowledge and understanding of different Pharmacy practice settings, including narcotic delivery and procedures.

  • Knowledge and ability to identify and employ pharmaceutical and medical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in prescribing, dispensing, and record keeping of medications.

  • Requires a basic working knowledge of legal requirements and accreditation standards including National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), The Joint Commission (TJC), Title XXII, United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

  • Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.

  • Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

  • General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook), related pharmaceutical technology, EHR, and EPIC.

  • Carry out calculations and execute basic math skills needed for common dosage determination.

  • Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

  • Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions. Identify, evaluate, and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.

  • Ensure the privacy of each patient’s PHI.

  • Identify, evaluate, and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.

  • Build collaborative relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.

  • Ability to perform basic pharmacy buyer duties.


See required physical demands, mental components, visual activities & working conditions at the following link: Job Requirements (https://sutterhealth.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/JobAnalysisLibrary/EY0k2w89-55Apx9DTvSDItkByhQ0S6xUEZvPVzIBs0K2zg?e=7vfVBq)

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Full Time

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Weekend Requirements:

As Needed





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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $41.69 to $52.11 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.