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Providence Health & Services Pharmacy Clerk in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Clerk (Full time/Day Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a Pharmacy Clerk who will assist in obtaining insurance information from patients, operate cash register, answer windows of the pharmacy, perform deliveries and other clerical duties.

In this position you will:

  • Core Values and Customer Services:

  • Demonstrate the Core Values of the organization when performing the role of Pharmacy Clerk, with patients, hospital staff, and medical staff

  • Practice TeamCARE commitment by displaying flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, honesty, politeness, and accountability when dealing with all customers

  • Demonstrate an awareness of, and sensitivity for, patients' rights in all aspects with patients

  • Communicate effectively via open, straightforward communication, including the use of skills and by accessing the appropriate chain of command

  • Demonstrate a team approach by participating in department meetings and hospital activities

  • Adhere to Policy and Procedures:

  • Comply with requirements of all regulatory agencies

  • Comply with organization wide and department specific policies and procedures

  • Actively create an environment safe for work with a constant awareness of safety issues identified within the institution

  • Areas of Emphasis:

  • Obtain and verify patient's insurance data with each new prescription

  • Maintain prescription files daily

  • Operate cash register for all types of sales and performs daily cash register reconciliation

  • Answer telephone by third ring and transfers caller to appropriate personnel

  • Answer pharmacy windows

  • Deliver medications to floor, Pavilion or Beach Cities locations daily

  • Assist in all clerical duties in the pharmacy

  • Maintain narcotic paperwork daily

  • Assist in stocking of IV's and medications in the pharmacy daily

  • Assist buyer in putting away drug orders daily

  • Enter patient insurance data into the computer

  • Type prescription labels into computer

  • Documentation/lnformation Management:

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the Hospital Information System and Pharmacy component

  • Utilize computer based communications and data base system

  • Comply with all regulatory agency requirements including State Board of Pharmacy and Department of Health and services

  • Leadership/Supervision:

  • Assist with the delivery of drug dispensing activities in a team environment

  • Seek assistance immediately if unable to solve the problem on own

  • Assist with orientation of new employees as assigned

  • Provide input to development and revision of policies and procedures

  • Promote harmonious relationships and favorable attitudes amongst the Health Care team

  • Development:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice

  • Attend assigned staff development activities for department including department meetings

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Participate in assigned performance improvement projects and works to correct deficiencies identified

  • Budgetary:

  • Practice financial responsibility and prudence

  • Comply with budget and staffing standards


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma

  • Valid California Driver's License

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position as defined on the RU-91 Form

  • Ability to communicate orally and written in English

  • Typing speed of 40 words per minute

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Pharmacy experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 298790