Pharmacy Technician Inpatient

Job ID
Employment Type
Per Diem
Hours / Pay Period
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 


Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.



Position Summary:


The Pharmacy Technician receives functional guidance from the licensed pharmacists s/he is scheduled to work with. The level of supervision given varies with the technician's degree of skill. A cooperative working relationship with pharmacists is essential, which assures that priority requirements of the department are met through proper allocation of resources. The associate completes a variety of procedures, some of which are essential to departmental operations and are fixed, while others are related to area of function and patient census. The Pharmacy Technician Associate has ability to read and interpret physician orders, enter then into a pharmacy computer system and prepare medications for pharmacists. Ability to maintain adequate stock for all medications stocked within the pharmacy. Use of sterile technique for sterile compounding. Ability to efficiently manage inventory and enter data into a computer system. Familiar with medical terminology and pharmaceutical product names. Demonstrated ability to work with others. Has a basic understanding of computer systems and how they are used in health systems pharmacy.




  • Completion of a recognized technician training program OR two years working experience as a health systems pharmacy technician require
  • Current California Certificate Pharmacy Technician Certificate required. 




  • College course work concentrated in science preferred.
  • Previous certification in chemotherapy and hyperalimnetation preparation preferred.
  • Knowledge of Windows based computer systems preferred. 

Please upload a copy of your current California Pharmacy Technician Certificate to your application in iCIMS. 


Completion of a recognized technician training program OR two years working experience as a health systems pharmacy technician required. Current California Certificate Pharmacy Technician Certificate required.  College course work concentrated in science preferred. Previous certification in chemotherapy and hyperalimnetation preparation preferred.  Knowledge of Windows based computer systems preferred. 


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