FIRST DAY OF FILING: October 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., PT
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.EXAM NUMBER: Y5504STYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity (OC)No Out of Class Experience will be Accepted Correctional Health Services - 20% Recruitment and Retention Bonus
The County of Los Angeles is currently offering a 20% bonus for full-time Pharmacy Technician positions hired by Correctional Health Services and working on-site in a designated facility to meet critical healthcare needs for the uniquely underserved jail population. COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a
condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required
to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for
qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates
should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring
department. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and 4 acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion dollars.
Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.THE MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care. DEFINITION:
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
- Identifying specific goals and/or tasks and plans accordingly to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work in a accurate and timely manner
- Understanding written/electronic medication chart orders, decipher prescription or drug orders sentences and verify orders received
- Use of logic, reason, and reviewed information to identify strengths and weaknesses to create and evaluate viable options and implement solutions
- Oral or written competency to convey information effectively to patients, coworkers, supervisors and other healthcare professionals
- Comfortable with repetitive work relating to administrative and clerical procedures such as data entry, managing electronic files and records, and other pharmacy policies and procedures
- Knowledge of arithmetic; being able to count and verify inventory, measure amount of drugs or solutions and determine appropriate dosages
- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions are appropriate, and not interrupting a inappropriate times
- Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, co-workers, supervisors and other healthcare professionals
- Familiarity with the information (Insurance billing codes and coverage, claim adjudication, drug names, and medical terminology), equipment (Pharmacy Automation Units- Kirby, Parata and Pyxis), and techniques needed to appropriately dispense, mix and fill pharmaceuticals. Includes deciphering, verifying and processing prescriptions and/or drug orders in order to provide quality patient care
- Consistent use of computers to enter data, process/maintain patient information and prescription data, and generate prescription labels
Requirements Selection Requirements
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)* and a valid license to practice as a Certified Pharmacy Technician by the California State Board of Pharmacy License:
A current, valid license to practice as a Pharmacy Technician issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.**
All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted
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 or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date . 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com 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
Any Application 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.
Utilizing VERBIAGE 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, and description of work performed. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
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Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
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.
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
Christina Ramirez, Exam Analyst
Telephone Number : (213) 288-7000
Email Address: Cramirez4@dhs.lacounty.gov