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Sutter Health Pharmacy Technician - Santa Cruz (Per Diem) in Santa Cruz, California

Position Overview:

A Pharmacy Technician is a highly trained person with specialized skills who functions to provide timely preparation and distribution of medications and intravenous solutions, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, for the subsequent administration to the patient. The incumbent performs other duties as required.

  • Prepackages oral medications and prepares IV solutions (including TPNs and chemotherapy) for hospital patients according to prescribed procedures and under close supervision of a Pharmacist.

  • Processes orders with wholesalers and manufacturers and checks in stock.

  • Ensures all Pharmacy charges are calculated and routed to appropriate area for billing.

  • Maintains adequate and cost saving inventory control for the hospital; ordering and requisitioning from appropriate sources.


Registered as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of California by the Board of Pharmacy; prior experience in an operational Hospital Pharmacy.

Special Skills/Equipment/Experience: Required to have the following skills: demonstrated proficiency in the use of computer/Pyxis or Sure-Med operation skills; proper handling and disposal of potentially hazardous chemicals; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience in performance of sterile parenteral procedures using proper aseptic technique, including use of vertical and horizontal airflow hoods. Experience in inventory control, ordering and requisitioning from other sources.

Organization: Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

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.