Lead Pharmacy Technician in Norwalk at Los Angeles Community Hospital

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Lead Pharmacy Technician 

We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable healthcare they need and deserve.

The Lead Pharmacy Technician coordinates and oversees pharmacy tech staff and functions, while maintaining an advanced level of skills and expertise.  Prepares, packages, documents, and labels drug products under the direct technical supervision of the Pharmacist.  Performs all required data entry and filing associated with the process and performs functions related to drug purchasing and inventory control procedures.  Collects data for workload measurements as needed or required.  Technician assists in non-judgement, repetitive, tasks relating to the preparation and distribution of pharmaceuticals, as assigned.  Troubleshoots and resolves issues as they arise.  Functions as a role model and resource to staff.

Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Completes medication order entry, fills unit dose medication cassettes, and prepares sterile products per hospital policy and applicable regulations.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves issues as they occur. Demonstrates advanced level of expertise, strong leadership and collaborative skills in dealing with staff and members of the healthcare team. Completes daily assignments and ensures work is complete.  Provides input for coaching, training, hiring, counseling and performance assessment processes.
  • Assists in preparation of intravenous solutions, respiratory drugs, admixtures, TPN and intravenous antibiotics by using aseptic techniques.
  • Accurately prepares, packages, documents, and labels drug products. 
  • Performs all required data entry and filing associated with the process. Maintains strictest confidentiality of patient information.   
  • Performs functions related to drug purchasing, inventory control procedures, controlled substance preparation and records.  Completes billing, stocking, and computer order entry. 
  • Selects appropriate drug quantity and orders form of administration. Packages extemporaneous unit dosage of tablets, capsules, powders and liquids using appropriate equipment.
  • Distributes drugs to patient medication drawer or tray, delivers medications to floor, and records units dispensed/returned.


Minimum Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent required.

Minimum Experience: Two years (2) experience as a pharmacy technician in a hospital setting required. Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job. Computer literacy and proficiency. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the organization. Ability to multitask and maintain a work pace appropriate to workload. IV Sterile Compounding Experience preferred. Bilingual Skills preferred. Previous leadership experience preferred.

Req. Certification/Licensure: California Board of Pharmacy Technician Registration Certificate required.

Employee Value Proposition

Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., is guided by a diverse and highly experienced leadership core. This group maintains the vision that has made Prospect a needed difference-maker in the lives of so many patients today, and many executives contribute to our continued efforts. As a member of our highly effective team of professionals you will receive:

  • Company 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time-off
  • Life insurance

How to Apply

To apply for this role, or search our other openings, please visit http://pmh.com/careers/ and click on a location to begin your journey to a new career with us!

We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics. If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.

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