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Texas Oncology is looking for a Pharmacy Technician to join our team!This full time position will support the Odessa Tx location . Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today-at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories." ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis.
What does the Pharmacy Tech do?
The Pharmacy Tech, 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 result, certain incumbents are prohibited from said tasks.
Responsibilities: The 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 within OSHA guidelines and interoffice guidelines.
Calculates correct dosage volumes, converting between metric and apothecary equivalents. Maintains indigent patient drug program as needed.
Counts controlled drugs weekly and maintain 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.
May provide direction/guidance to lower level Pharmacy Technician staff.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the Pharmacy Tech position will have the following background and experience:
High School diploma or equivalent.
Minimum five to seven years of experience in a pharmacy with I.V. skills.
Oncology background preferred or extensive I.V. preparation experience.
IV certification preferred.
Certified Pharmacy Technician certificate or State Pharmacy Board requirement recommended.
Completion of an ASCP accredited program or community college-based program recommended.
Willing to consider entry and mid-level experience as well.
The physical demands described here are 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.