DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE : 08/09/2012
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. EXAM NUMBER: Y5504R TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job OpportunityREBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE EXAMINATION, UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION. DEFINITION:
This position performs a variety of technical and support pharmacy services in a hospital pharmacy, licensed outpatient pharmacy, and/or direct patient care setting under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
Essential Job Functions
- Assists the pharmacist in dispensing medications by removing drug or drugs from stock; counting, pouring, or mixing pharmaceuticals; placing the product into a container; and affixing the label(s) to the container.
- Processes incoming prescriptions and physician drug orders by checking patient identification and completing prescription charges where necessary.
- Reads prescriber's medication chart orders; selects the medication(s); places the medication in appropriate patient medication drawer; and presents completed medication order to the Pharmacist for review.
- Deciphers the prescription or physician drug orders to determine the drug's name, strength, dosage form, quantity, and/or other special instructions written by the provider.
- Enters patient and prescription data into the Pharmacy computer system to generate labels and collates completed labels with corresponding prescriptions for filling.
Requirements Selection Requirements
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)*, a valid license to practice as a Certified Pharmacy Technician by the California State Board of Pharmacy and one (1) year of experience working as a California-licensed pharmacy technician within an inpatient or ambulatory care pharmacy setting.License:
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician by the California State Board of Pharmacy.**
A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.Physical Class III -
Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.Special Requirement Information:
Please be sure to input the title of the required license, the license number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Requirements. Attach a legible copy of the required license and certificate of compliance to your application AT THE TIME OF FILING
. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure and certification will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.
*For Information on how to obtain certification visit the PTCB website at www.ptcb.org**The required license and certification must be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, or restricted license/certificate will NOT be accepted.
Additional Information Examination Content
This examination will consist of a written examination covering Mathematical Computations, Pharmaceutical Calculations, and Basic Comprehensive Pharmacy Practices weighted 100%.CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations must provide the Examination Unit with written notification at the time of filing. Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.Eligibility Information
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.Vacancy Information
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.Available Shift
AnyApplication and Filing InformationAPPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting.You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the selection requirements
. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last of filing will not be accepted.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-000, 111-11-111. etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.Department Contact
Christina Ramirez, Exam Analyst
email@example.comADA Coordinator Phone
(323) 914-7111California Relay Services Phone: