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10213BR
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Sheriff
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
J5504I
Open Continuous
02/04/2013
Monthly
2617.46
3486.64
Positions allocable to this class work under the administrative supervision of a Pharmacy Supervisor/Chief and under the technical supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians perform a variety of pharmacy duties requiring a working knowledge of specialized pharmacy subject matter, practices, and support functions related to their particular service setting. Pharmacy Technicians work within established technical standards and guidelines with all work checked by a Pharmacist.
Assists the pharmacist to dispense 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. 

Reads 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. 

Initiates and maintains inpatient information records showing each medication name, dosage form, date, and method of administration ordered for patient. 

Receives and processes orders for parenteral solutions, preparing such solutions following set protocols and procedures; determines and measures amounts of drug(s) and solution(s) required; labels finished products. 

Provides routine information to patients regarding prescriptions, refills, referrals, and procedural questions as directed by the Pharmacist. 

Performs packaging, manipulative, repetitive, or other non-discretionary prescription filling or related tasks while under the direct supervision and control of a Pharmacist. 

Assists the pharmacy supervisor/staff in the training of pharmacy technician trainees and other support staff as needed. 

Prepares and mixes various chemotherapeutic agents and related drugs following proper aseptic techniques and procedures. 

Replenishes the drugs in automated dispensing systems in addition to general maintenance, minor repairs and troubleshooting of the system when necessary. 

Delivers filled medication orders to the wards as directed; exchanges medication drawer/bins; requisitions and shelves replenishment stock and checks for outdated, deteriorated or contaminated drugs, overstock, and proper storage of pharmaceutical products requiring frequent bending, lifting, reaching, and carrying/moving drugs, such as intravenous solutions and medication cassettes weighing up to 35 pounds. 

Maintains periodic inventory of an assigned area of pharmacy stock; assists in inventory control procedures, audits, and reconciliations as required; assists in conducting pharmacy ward or clinic inspections. 

Uses a computer to receive pharmaceutical orders electronically; to verify orders received, and to complete transactions and receive data. 

Delivers filled prescriptions to patients in the inmate housing areas (modules).

Assists the pharmacist in packaging and repackaging activities.

Performs any back-up tasks and duties associated with clerical, pharmacy helper, or housekeeping responsibilities necessary for the operation of the pharmacy as directed by the pharmacist.

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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 paid experience working as a California-licensed pharmacy technician within an inpatient or ambulatory care setting.

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.
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.
Please be sure to write 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 copy of the required license or certificate of compliance to your application AT THE TIME OF FILING. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure or certification will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment.
A mandatory tour of a Correctional facility and the Medical Services work environment will be required as part of the selection process prior to beginning the background investigation process.

*Applicants must provide a copy of their certificate issued by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board at the time of filing.

**Applicants must provide a copy of their valid license issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy at the time of filing.


This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

PART I- A written test covering knowledge of equivalent medications and knowledge of pharmacy calculations, conversions, abbreviations, and codes weighted 50%.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Only those candidates scoring 70% or higher on the written test will proceed to Part II.

PART II-
An oral interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform duties of the position weighted 50%.

Only those candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in BOTH Part I and Part II of the examination, will be placed on the eligible register.  


Shift: Any Shift
APPOINTEES WILL BE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH INMATES IN A JAIL ENVIRONMENT, AND MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH.
Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Custody Division, Medical Services Bureau.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
Any

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY-APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application ONLINE.  Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.

Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if applicable) completely.  Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

All information is subject to verification.

We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

We may close this examination without prior notice. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:

To apply for this examination, click on the button above or below this bulletin that reads, "Apply to Job" so you can apply online, track the status of your application, and get notified of your progress by mail.

We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if applicable) by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:

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 (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT 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 or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned.  All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification.  Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

View details regarding Employment Eligibility Information, Social Security Act of 2004, Records of Convictions, Veterans Preference Credit, Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by clicking on the link below:

GENERAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION

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Visit http://hr.lacounty.gov to view the above information. Click on Job Info Center Tab, and then click on County of Los Angeles Bulletin Information link under Some helpful links section.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

The County will make reasonable accommodations.
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