Hospital Laboratory Technician II - Santa Monica

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Laboratory Technician

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Director of Pharmacy Services, Ambulatory & Community Practices, Staff pharmacists, MSO, and the HLT III supervisor, HLT II staff perform duties pertaining to the delivery of ambulatory patient care.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparation of sterile products, chemotherapy, investigational drugs, biologicals, or prescriptions; maintenance of inventory/work space and ordering of supplies; obtaining medication prior authorizations and patient assistance; interpreting refill requests and patient-related communication; and other tasks at the discretion of pharmacy management.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm


Knowledge of medical terminology and pharmaceutical abbreviations.
Knowledge of metric and apothecary systems units to be able to read prescriptions, convert units when necessary and measure products as appropriate.
Knowledge of pharmaceutical generic/trade names and dosage forms.
Ability to perform pharmaceutical calculations.
Ability to accurately count units of product needed to complete an order.
Ability to accurately select correct product needed to complete an order including product, strength, quantity, and manufacturer.
Skill in operating data-entry keyboard for data entry and retrieval on computer system.
Skill to prepare prescription label with speed and accuracy.
Skill in preparing intravenous solutions using aseptic technique.
Ability to determine appropriate syringe, set, needle etc., to use for compounding IV solutions.
Knowledge of cytotoxic drug therapy handling/preparation and disposal requirements.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with supervision.
Skill in interacting effectively, respectfully, and diplomatically with the public and with co-workers.
Telephone and verbal skills to communicate clearly and effectively.
Ability to perform and document quality control and cleaning procedures on pharmacy equipment. 
Ability to interpret medical information required to perform prior authorizations.
Ability to interpret medical information required to perform patient assistance.
Ability to interpret medical information required to perform refill authorizations.
Ability to maintain drug inventory and usage log and order drugs as needed to maintain an appropriate supply on hand.
Able to retrieve, interpret, and utilize department policies and procedures effectively.


California Pharmacy Technician License
Experience preparing chemotherapy solutions

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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