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Medication History Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy

Apply Now Hospital Name PIH Health Downey Hospital Location Downey, California Job Type Full-Time/Regular Job ID 19871-977 Date posted 07/07/2023

The Medication History Pharmacy Technician shall obtain medication histories for new patients being admitted through the Emergency and Surgery Departments, and along with direct admits. Medication history will be obtained from the patient directly or the patient’s family, retail pharmacy, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or physician office. Technican will enter medication history into the electronic health record (EHR).  Technician must have an excellent knowledge of trade and generic medication names, common dosages and dosage forms and frequency of administration of each medication. Must be able to communicate with patients of all education levels and establish rapport with the patient to obtain medication history. He/she shall assist in all Pharmacy Technician duties and projects as assigned by Pharmacy Management. The Medication History Pharmacy Technician will report to the pharmacists on duty and Pharmacy Management.

PIH Health is a nonprofit, regional healthcare network that serves approximately 3 million residents in the Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Gabriel Valley region. The fully integrated network is comprised of PIH Health Downey Hospital, PIH Health Good Samaritan Hospital, PIH Health Whittier Hospital, 37 outpatient medical office buildings, a multispecialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer, digestive health, orthopedics, women’s health, urgent care and emergency services. The organization is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and patient experience, and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has identified PIH Health as one of the nation’s top hospital systems for best practices, cutting-edge advancements, quality of care and healthcare technology. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Required Skills

Excellent verbal and written skills are essential to communicate with the patients and their families, and medical professionals. Must possess the ability to perform work accurately and with attention to detail. Must be competent to handle multiple priorities in an effective manner. Must demonstrate an aptitude to learn complicated processes and tasks and apply learning to new situations. Effectiveness to manage time to meet workload deadlines, strong computer and telephone proficiency, and ability to work in a fast paced clinicial environment is required.

Required Experience

Education: Graduate of an accredited pharmacy technician program recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy, possess a California Pharmacy Technician Licensure in good standing, and minimum of one year experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a retail or hospital setting. Advanced knowledge of trade and generic medications, and the available dosages is required. National certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and proficiently bilingual is preferred.

Beyond the benefits that come with working for the area's leading community healthcare provider – one that also recognizes the need to ensure patient safety and comfort – you'll enjoy an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package.  We are an equal opportunity employer and seek diversity in our workforce.   EOE M/F/D/V

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