Inpatient Pharmacy Tech III (0.9 FTE, Rotating)

Category: Pharmacy
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 17406
FTE: 0.9


0.9 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Pharmacy Technician III is the advanced level in the pharmacy technician job family, where employees are responsible for independently performing the full range of duties of complex difficulty as outlined under the Essential Functions. Performs sterile and non-sterile compounding for hazardous and non-hazardous drugs. Assists pharmacists with messaging requests, facilitates resolutions, optimizes workflows, and performs multiple advanced assignments. Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the responsibilities regarding medication and pharmacy operations.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Performs non-sterile and sterile compounding for both non-hazardous and hazardous drugs, and troubleshoots and optimizes workflows, assesses formulation issues, and performs quality assessments.

  • Runs next fill report to proactively anticipate and prepares compounded suspensions.

  • Assesses stock inventory and suggests par level adjustment to assist with drug shortages and maintaining adequate stock levels.

  • Audits, monitors, and ensures resolutions on incomplete documentation for compounding/repackaging and other routinely scheduled tasks.

  • Distributes medications and assesses and optimizes current workflows, and modifies training materials; provides feedback to trainees and managers.

  • Assists buyers with managing drug shortages, recalls and monitors overstocks.

  • Performs drip rounds and identifies reasons for duplicative or missing drip dispenses, and optimizes drip round processes and training to the new processes.

  • Assists pharmacists with reconciling dispensing controlled substances usage forms, and documents waste of expired, and receives controlled substances from wholesalers.

  • Reconciles discrepancies in automated dispensing cabinets (ADC), runs reports, modifies bins for new drugs. Troubleshoots hardware or inventory issues, and assesses appropriate par levels.

  • Performs total parenteral nutrition (TPN) compounding, and troubleshoots when device is malfunctioning.

  • Performs at least one advanced assignment, as necessary, including, but not limited to staffing outside the main pharmacies, compounding chemotherapy drugs, performing core ADC work,  nursing unit or emergency cart inspections, and filling in for specialized roles.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Two (2) years of sterile compounding and inpatient hospital experience.

License/Certification: Licensed as a Pharmacy Technician by the California Board of Pharmacy -OR- Licensed as Pharmacy Intern by the California Board of Pharmacy -OR- Licensed as a Pharmacist by the California Board of Pharmacy.


Certified Pharmacy Technician credential issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).


A specialized certification including, but not limited to, sterile compounding (CSPT or NPTA), chemo certification (NPTA), NS compounding (NPTA) -OR- Professional Organization Membership-CSHP with one annual relevant in service presented to technician staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity.
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations; weighing, measuring and documentation with accuracy.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.
  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to work with devices, information systems, automated and technical equipment utilized in pharmacy.
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures involved in proper handling and storing of pharmaceutical supplies.

 Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $81,723.20 to $91,696.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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