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Pharmacy Technician

Company: Vicar Operating
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Pharmacy Technician to join our team.The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care-with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen.Job Summary:Assist doctor and other hospital staff by assembling medicines for prescriptions,communicating with outside pharmacies, preparing laboratory samples, and all other laboratory/pharmacy functions as well as other tasks involved in the operations of a veterinary hospital.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:---Previous experience or training/education working in a medical facility preferred.---Must be friendly, outgoing, "people oriented."---Excellent communications skills.---Telephone and computer skills are necessary.---Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and to accept change, whilehaving the ability to teach others.---Excellent problem solving, and mathematical skills.Education and Experience:---High School Diploma.Physical Requirements:---Dependable attendance is required.---Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication.---Must be able to lift 40 pounds.---Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions.---This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during aminimum 8-hour day.---Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understandwritten directions.---Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and overthe telephone.---Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers,syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc.Lab/Pharmacy Technician Job DescriptionPage 2 of 21. Client Relations2. Laboratory3. PharmacyClient Relations:---Agree to incorporate the principles of the VCA Mission Statement, Three Steps ofService and VCA Standards of Client Service in their daily job performance.---Demonstrate excellent relations with clients/pets in waiting and/or exam rooms:- Ensure that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable.- Service as "Ambassadors" of creating and maintaining goodwill for the hospital.- Build rapport with clients and pets.- Greet clients and pets by name.- Exceed the client's expectations of service.- If there is a delay, keep clients informed of expected waiting time.Laboratory:---Process laboratory requests, and in house tests generated by veterinarians.---Prepare and package samples to be submitted to off-site laboratories.---Maintain and run controls on all laboratory equipment.---Coordinate with operations manager to resolve any equipment issues.---Coordinate with purchasing manager to order laboratory supplies and pro-actively ensurelab supplies are well stocked.---Ensure cleanliness, tidiness and organization of the lab/pharmacy area.Pharmacy:---Process prescription requests and prepare or fill medications generated by:o Outpatient appointmentso Discharging inpatientso Refillso Outside pharmacy requestso Pharmacy transfer requests---Maintain meticulous records of all client communications.---Maintain familiarity with compounded medications and coordinate with compoundingpharmacies to successfully service mutual clients.---Obtain or maintain current Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit---Ability to utilize Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook.---Coordinate with purchasing manager to maintain lab/pharmacy inventory.At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.---You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500 doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.---You will sharpen your skills-and even learn some new techniques-and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:$9925/9925$242947.htmldCompany Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose-A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS -.Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).VCA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, genetic characteristics, physical disability, mental disability, perceived disability, medical condition, age, family care status, veteran or military status, parental status, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, or any other protected status as required by law. At VCA we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. VCA will engage in the interactive process with disabled individuals who request reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Keywords: Vicar Operating, Rohnert Park , Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Rohnert Park, California

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