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Pharmacy Technician - Oncology

Job ID R-11103 Date Posted 01/06/2023 Location Sunnyvale, California Schedule/Shift/Weekly Hours Per Diem/Casual/Days


PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation SCD

Position Overview:

Provides timely and accurate pharmaceutical care. Prepares, compounds, packages, labels, and dispenses medication, nutritional products, IV admixture and solutions (e.g., chemotherapy, biotherapy, etc.), and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) according to Sutter Health policies, state/ federal regulations, and The Joint Commission standards. Assists with medicine and supplies inventory management and control, including maintaining adequate stock levels, checking accuracy of pricing, and completing required regulatory documentation. Adheres to all standards, procedures, cleaning protocols, and infection control polices to maintain a safe and sterile medication area, clean rooms, and laminar flow hoods.

Job Description:


Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.

Other: Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program.


PHRMTECHR-Registered Pharmacy Technician


1 year of pharmacy technician experience in the preparation of IV admixture (including chemotherapy), sterile technique, and outpatient dispensing.


General understanding of contemporary pharmacy practices, including pharmaceutical compounding (drugs and nutritional solutions), generic and trade names of common drugs, and a familiarity with pharmacy data systems.

Working knowledge of medical terminology, drug nomenclature, abbreviations, and symbols, including a proficiency in math and pharmacy calculations for common dosage determination, admixture doses, and additive volumes.

Basic working knowledge of legal requirements and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission (TJC), Title XXII, Department of Human Services (DHS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) organization.

Possess solid written and verbal communications skills to explain medical information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including patients, care givers, and families.

Attention to detail when verifying medication identification and dosages, patient information, and doctors’ orders/procedures.

General computer skills and a basic understanding of computer applications with the ability to enter/update patient information in electronic health records (EHRs) and complete regulatory documentation for controlled substances.

Work within standardized policies, procedures, and practices to complete assignments within the allotted time while maintaining standard workflow processes.

Recognize, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting solutions from established options.

Ensure the privacy of each patient’s protected health information (PHI).

Perform independently as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.

Build collaborative relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to provide the highest level of quality patient care.

Pay Range: $34.97 - $43.70

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Shift:



Per Diem/Casual

Shift Hours:


Days of the Week:

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Weekend Requirements:

Every other Weekend





Position Status:


Weekly Hours:


Employee Status:

Per Diem/Casual

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This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment. Applicants for specific positions are still required to disclose certain convictions during the application process, and those convictions may also be considered in determining eligibility for employment in accordance with applicable law.

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