Pharm Tech

Posted 3 days ago

Knightingale Health Services, LLC is a fresh, dedicated healthcare staffing company that specializes in temp-to-hire, locums, and direct hire opportunities in healthcare staffing for major, local, federal and national hospitals and home health facilities. We strive to hire the best possible Healthcare Professional for our clients while building long-lasting relationships with our candidates! We are currently seeking 10 motivated Pharm Techs Livermore, CA, Menlo Park, CA and for Palo Alto, CA

Requirements to be considered for the position

  • Must be an American Citizen
  • Must have two years or more experience within the last 2 years
  • Must have an Active License within any State
  • Must have Active and current Certifications
  • All Immunizations must be up to date including TB and Hepatitis B vaccination
  • No Hits on License (No exceptions with the Government)
  • Must have graduated from an Accredited Medical School or Program
  • Must have background experience working in hospital pharmacies for inpatient assignment or retail pharmacies for outpatient assignment
    • Experience shall include:  Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical nomenclature; characteristics, strengths, and dosage forms of pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical systems of weights and measures; and the variety of procedures and techniques involved in the care, storage, repackaging, bulk compounding, and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
  • Contractor personnel are required to have certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and shall be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Contractor personnel are required to clear a Tuberculosis (TB) test and pass a basic physical, to ensure they can meet the physical demands of the position, including but not limited to; standing and walking 8 hours a day, bending, stretching and lifting up to 30 pounds


To be discussed over the phone

Hours of Operation:

The work schedule will normally consist of 40 sessions per week occurring
Monday-Friday 7:20am-4:00pm

excluding Federal Holidays.  Each daily schedule will include a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.


  • The Pharm Tech/Contractor will be assigned to work in various VAPAHCS Pharmacy Service Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy sections of the three Divisions listed above.  The Pharm Tech/Contractor shall provide adequate numbers of pharmacy technicians to cover the patient care needs of each Division; meaning multiple (up to 10) contract pharmacy technician may be needed on the same day at the same location (potentially during the same shift, or during different shifts) or different locations.   The Pharm Tech/Contractor shall provide pharmacy technician services to cover tours of duty lasting 8 hours each and all services will be on an as-needed basis. 
  • The following are the potential tours of duty that contractor personnel may be scheduled to work at each of the three locations:

1st Division: Sunday – Saturday (7 days per week) 7:00am – 3:30pm; 7:30am – 4:00pm; 9:00am – 5:30pm; 10am – 6:30pm; 12:30pm – 9:00pm; 3:30pm – 12 midnight

2nd Division: Monday – Friday (5 days per week) 8:00am – 4:30pm; 9:30am – 6:00pm; 10am – 6:30pm; 11:30am – 8:00pm

3rd Division: Monday – Friday (5 days per week) 8:00am – 4:30pm; 8:30am – 5:00pm

  • Scheduling will be provided to the Contractor minimally 2 weeks or greater in advance.
  • Per VAPAHCS Pharmacy Service needs, location assignments will be determined and assessed on a regular basis.  Contracted personnel may be required to rotate through all three sites.  Location assignments may change based on immediate need of the service.
  • An estimate of the maximum number of Contractors needed for each site is:

            1st Division: 6 (acute care inpatient and outpatient)

            2nd Division: 2 (extended care inpatient and outpatient)

            3rd Division: 2 (extended are inpatient and outpatient)

  • Shifts will be scheduled on an eight-hour workday shift basis.   There will be no overtime (OT) provided and will not be reimbursed or paid by the government.
  • Federal Holidays:  The Contractor is not expected to work on Federal Holidays.  The holidays are:  New Year’s Day;  Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday;  President’s Day;  Memorial Day; Independence Day;  Labor Day; Columbus Day;  Veterans Day;  Thanksgiving Day;  Christmas Day;  and any other day officially declared by the President of the United States to be a federal holiday.
  • The Contractor shall provide the following services: 
  • Process, fill, and deliver inpatient medication orders and outpatient prescriptions for the assigned section.
  • Utilize relevant VA computer software applications including the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (Vista) and pharmacy automation in completing daily functions.
  • Prepare sterile intravenous (IV) medications, including chemotherapy and hazardous agents, and perform required IV room maintenance, quality/environmental control monitoring, and record keeping per United States Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.) 797 and 800 guidelines, departmental policies and procedures.
  • Maintain adequate medication stock and storage within assigned section, and properly handle outdated, deteriorated, and recalled medications.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patients, family members, caregivers, visitors and others within the organization.
  • All services must be performed accurately and timely to ensure patient safety.
  • ACCURATE MEDICATION ORDERS/PRESCRIPTIONS – The Contractor shall meet the following responsibilities:
    • All medication orders/prescriptions are processed and filled accurately in accordance with all laws, rules, regulations, and policies.  Workload is prioritized so that orders/prescriptions are delivered in a timely manner.  Any potential order/prescription problems are brought to the attention of the pharmacist for review.  Products prepared for mailing are wrapped and packaged properly and all necessary forms are completed.
    • Medications deemed unnecessary or unusable by nursing staff and placed in “Return to Pharmacy” bins are retrieved and returned to Pharmacy Service in a timely manner and assessed for appropriateness to reuse or dispose per pharmacy policy.  Patient medications brought into the hospital upon admission are surrendered to the pharmacy and processed according to policy.
    • Prior to releasing medications, prescriptions, or supplies for window pick up, the correct identity of the patient or patient’s representative is verified by using at least two patient identifiers. 
    • Pharmacy equipment is routinely cleaned and properly maintained and calibrated if required according to policies and procedures and/or manufacturer recommendations. 

To Be Considered for the Opportunity, Please Submit the Required Documents below via email, to move forward:

  • Updated CV
  • 3 Professional References
  • BLS/ACLS Certification (Front & Back)
  • Diplomas
  • State License as a Pharm Tech
  • Pharm Tech Certification (PTCE)

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