Pharmacy Technician Lead - Inpatient Pharmacy (1.0 FTE, Rotating)

Category: Pharmacy
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 19287
FTE: 1


1.0 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 Lead supports department leaders by functioning as a working lead for Pharmacy Technicians and guiding the day-to-day pharmacy technician operations. Serves as a resource or Subject Matter Expert (SME) for other pharmacy staff and ensures pharmacy technicians have the resources and training necessary to perform their jobs effectively and in compliance with applicable State Board of Pharmacy regulations.

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 hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Serves as Subject Matter Expert, create/modify training documents and draft/modify department standard operating procedures (SOP) under the guidance of pharmacy management for assigned pharmacy area

  • Provides and assists training, and coordinates training schedules in collaborations with department management for assigned pharmacy area

  • Monitors daily technician workload and assists pharmacists and/or pharmacy management in organizing, directing, prioritizing and triaging workflow to meet required schedules and production requirements in assigned pharmacy areas

  • Provides actionable feedback to employees to assure departmental policies/standards are being followed, and promote effective teamwork in the workplace in consultation with Pharmacy management

  • Identifies opportunities and make recommendations to department management for improvement of workflow processes, operating systems, training programs, reference materials, and quality initiatives that enhance patient safety

  • Performs audits for compliance

  • Coaches and mentors pharmacy technicians and interns.

  • Provides input on performance of pharmacy technicians to pharmacy management for annual performance review.

  • Performs all duties of pharmacy technicians as required.

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: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: Certified Pharmacy Technician credential issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)


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.

Knowledge, Skills, & 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 demonstrate PCARES and interacts professionally and appropriately with other healthcare professionals.
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations; weighing, measuring and documentation with accuracy.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to proactively use the problem solving process to identify, prevent or resolve departmental problems.

  • 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 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): $85,800.00 to $96,231.20

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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