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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Pharmacy Technician I - Pharmacy in Apple Valley, California

We are looking for a Pharmacy Technician I for the Pharmacy Department at St. Mary Medical Center

Location: Apple Valley CA

Work Schedule: Part time - 20 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 10-hour, Days (Variable)

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, the Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacist in all phases of the department operation that the Pharmacy Technician can legally perform, including unit dose, IV admixture, profiling, packaging, record-keeping, stocking, billing and clerical duties. The Pharmacy Technician employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills through the utilization of the pharmacy process to assist patients and customers in achieving maximum health potential. At St. Mary Medical Center, the Pharmacy Technician is responsible for inpatient hospital pharmacy functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Fills physician orders, medication kits, Pyxis stations, or stock requisitions.

  • Replenishes medications in emergency crash carts or floor stock areas.

  • Prepares intravenous admixtures or other sterile products.

  • Delivers medications and supplies to patient care and ancillary areas accurately.

  • Assists in ordering, receiving, unpacking and storing pharmaceuticals and supplies in appropriate areas.

  • Rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.

  • Identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs.

  • Restocks medication and IV dispensing areas.

  • Prepackages bulk medications in unit dose packages.

  • Picks up medications for return from patient care areas when on delivery routes.

  • Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately.

  • Generates reports, pick lists, and labels as required.

  • Answers requests at the window and makes stat deliveries to patient care areas when requested.

  • Maintains logs, records, and other required documentation. Files documentation in appropriate locations.

  • Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, regulatory documents, operating and maintenance instructions, etc.

  • Demonstrates effective competence in five of the following areas:

  • Pyxis System Maintenance

  • Pyxis Medication Unload Process.

  • Pyxis Medication Inventory Process.

  • Monitoring Pyxis All Station Event Report and Discrepancy Resolution.

  • Wholesaler Purchasing and Direct Order Purchasing.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of proper aseptic technique.

  • Basic typing skills.

  • Knowledge of basic drug terminology and pharmaceutical calculations.

Minimum Position Requirements:


  • H.S. Diploma or GED or equivalent educ/experience

  • Coursework/Training Sufficient training to obtain Pharmacy Technician certification.


  • 6 months experience in a hospital setting.

  • Experience working with computers.

Licenses/Certifications: Current California Registered Pharmacy Technician Certificate per Primary Source Verification. Original California Certificate of Pharmacy Technician to be presented (within 30 days).

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Pharmacy Technician

Req ID: R334534