Position SummaryTexas Oncology Pharmacy is seeking a technician for 25-30 hours per week. The candidate must be available to work 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Texas Oncology is both a retail and infusion pharmacy. Applicants must be able to currently fill prescriptions, adjudicate insurance claims proficiently, and provide excellent customer service. In addition, applicants will be required to do sterile compounding, including chemotherapy.
Candidates for this position must be certified pharmacy technician; sterile compounding training is preferred but not required. Benefits are included with this position.
Under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist working within a licensed pharmacy, performs the technical, nonjudgmental aspects of medication preparation. With minimal supervision, responsible for record keeping and inventory control.
Tasks are subject to sequential or final verification by a registered nurse or a registered pharmacist. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Specific state law may regulate that only licensed individuals perform compounding or mixing responsibilities. as a results, certain incumbents are prohibited from said tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare medication orders by compounding or admixing medications under supervision of a registered pharmacist.
Checks all orders for completeness of information.
Verifies patient information and proper physician authorization.
Checks all orders for insurance approval before admixing.
Under a professional's supervision, admixes drugs as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner as per department guidelines, and preparing all drugs with OSHA guidelines and interoffice guidelines.
Calculates correct dosage volumes, converting between metric and apothecary equivalents. Maintains indigent patient drug programs as needed.
Counts controlled drugs weekly and maintains records. Maintains current drug information and MSDS sheets. Properly disposes all materials used when mixing chemo or non-chemo IVs.
Cleans hood daily as stated in policy and procedures. Logs and dates all drugs that are being used.
Checks drugs monthly for outdates. Keeps accurate temperature logs. Keeps accurate logs on all protocol drugs and patient assistance drugs.
Maintains proper control documentation of medications, including lot numbers and all other quality assurance activities.
Complete inventory control of medications. Orders supplies and medications.
Receives and shelves medications. Ensures that standard drug supplies are in adequate supply in all departments.
Prepares labels. Files and prepares billing. Thorough understanding of department automation, data entry and report generation.
High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum five to seven years experience in a pharmacy with IV skills.
Oncology background preferred or extensive IV preparation experience. IV certification preferred. Certification Pharmacy Technician certificate or State Pharmacy Board requirement recommended. Completion of an ASHP accredited program or community college based program recommended.
The physical demands described here are the representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination and the ability to read and note appropriate measurements. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and chemotherapeutic agents.
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
US Oncology, Inc.