UTAH CANCER SPECIALISTS
Certified Pharmacy Technician
- Non Exempt –Full Time (32-40 hours per week)*
JOB TITLE: Certified Pharmacy Technician – Investigational Drugs
REPORTS TO: Investigational Drug Section Pharmacists
JOB SUMMARY: Report and perform tasks only under the authority of a state licensed pharmacist to provide optimal patient care. Activities include but are not limited to preparing and distributing intravenous and oral medications (including chemotherapy, investigational products, and supportive care medications), maintain daily patient records and documentation through the applicable computer programs and paper systems, and only perform or engage in pharmacy activities not expressly designated to a licensed pharmacist.
DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION: Director, Investigational Drug Section
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist, prepare intravenous and oral medications for administration following SOP 2.2 Intravenous Medication Preparation and SOP 2.7 Oral Investigational Medications. Follow instructions on the compounding reports precisely, including timed tasks, reconstitution, measured volumes, needle sizes if specified, etc.
- Procure and distribute medication orders per physician and pharmacist instructions.
- Maintain and generate reports through the applicable computer programs.
- Maintain appropriate investigational medication records as per SOP 2.3 Investigational Medication Accountability.
- Maintain adequate medication inventories and pharmacy supplies. Inventory maintenance includes, but is not limited to, ordering, receiving, unpacking, documenting and storing all medications and pharmacy supplies.
- Contribute to the effective operation of the pharmacy department. Requires accurate medication computer order entries and accurate maintenance of reported patient home medications in the EMR.
- Restock supplies, including IV bags, tubing, syringes, etc. Limit restocking to reasonable quantities to ensure oldest inventory is used first.
- Complete all cleaning tasks and maintenance logs including, but not limited to, clean room and anteroom maintenance, pharmacy counters, eye wash stations, temperature monitors and room pressure monitors. Bag trash at end of day and place new liners in trash cans, including clean room.
- Conduct accurate weekly inventory of investigational medication with review of all expiration/retest dates. Outdated inventory will be quarantined promptly.
- Conduct inventory of all non-investigational medication as required with review of all expiration dates. Outdated inventory will be quarantined promptly.
- Responsible for daily filing and orderly maintenance of IDS electronic and paper files, including patient medication dispensing reports, protocol documents, and supporting information.
- Maintain and update IDS treatment roster daily.
- Interact with study monitors by providing drug accountability reports and temperature storage logs. Facilitate monitor verification of inventory, training and other GCP documentation.
- Responsible for advanced preparation and support for monitoring visits and study audits.
- Responsible for preparing labels and files for new protocols and archiving closed protocol data as directed by a pharmacist.
- Demonstrate acceptable oral and written communication skills and courteous telephone operating skills.
- Organize and prioritize work assignments. Maintain current technician certification by completing all competence/skill assessment testing and obtain required continuing education credits.
- Complete all required clinic, department and study-related training promptly.
- Other duties as required.
- Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Licenses: Current state pharmacy technician registration in good standing.
- Experience: One to two years of sterile compounding and chemotherapy admixture experience preferred. Sterile compounding & chemotherapy certification required.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS OR SKILLS REQUIRED:
- Familiarity with sterile compounding requirements for chemotherapy agents, USP< 797>, USP< 800>, laminar airflow hood(s) / biological safety cabinet(s); telephone and copier / scanner / facsimile machine.
- Computer skills, including use Microsoft© Office products, including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access. Familiarity with the use of electronic medical record program(s), pharmacy software programs and study IRT systems.
- Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) principles.
- Able to lift 50 pounds.
- Bilingual advantageous.
Job Type: Full-time
- Day shift
Work Location: One location
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