Overview: Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado's largest and most comprehensive provider of cancer care has an exciting opportunity for a Lead Admixture Tech for our South Division. This lead position will have oversight for the St. Peregrine, Penrose, and Pueblo locations and will supervise 6 techs between the three locations.
Salary Range: $22.00-$29.00
Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certification, etc. As of the date of this posting, in addition to your salary, RMCC offers the following benefits for this position, subject to eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; health savings account; flexible spending accounts; 401(k) retirement plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance; long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; PTO, holiday pay, tuition reimbursement, and employee paid critical illness and accident insurance. Responsibilities: SCOPE: Under direct supervision of a physician working within a clinic admixture room, performs the technical, nonjudgmental aspects of medication preparation, distribution, 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Oversees the activities of other Admixture Technicians and nursing staff in the preparation, admixture, dosage calculation, and verification of all medication orders. -Supervises documentation and dissemination of drug information, MSDS sheets, and related materials. -Ensures the correct storage and disposal of all medications. -Ensures the proper cleaning and maintenance of I.V. hoods and other equipment. -Assists in the development and implementation of departmental goals and objectives in consultation with the supervisor. -Monitors and informs pharmacy staff of new drug regulations. -Acts as a resource on charging and billing procedures. -Under the direction of a licensed physician, assumes responsibility for dispensing all medications at site clinic and acts as resource for all sites. -Assists in the implementation of drug control procedures for all sites of service. -Takes corrective action as necessary. -Participates in the selection and training/orientation of departmental staff. -Maintains responsibility for hiring, termination, and performance review of staff. Ensures proper training of all Admixture Technicians and assists in the yearly clinical certification of all RN's to establish clinical knowledge and ability regarding admixture technique and protocols.
-Manage staff's time in Workday to include approving time off, punch change requests, and review of time worked. -Supervises pharmacy inventory controls, assuring proper inventory levels, pricing, drug outages, recalls, etc. -Assists in ensuring compliance with accreditation, quality assurance, legal and other regulatory requirements. -Acts as an educational resource for Admixture Technicians and other professional staff. Participates in pharmacy teaching and in-service programs. -Collects data, prepares reports, answers correspondence, and compiles statistics for administrative, financial and regulatory purposes. Receives new drug education to remain abreast of new information and informs admixture and clinical staff. -Maintains confidentially of all information related to patients and medical and clinical staff. Oversees the daily activities of Admixture Technicians.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Prepares medication orders by compounding or admixing medications under supervision of a physician.
- 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 assigned.
- 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 or as stated in policy and procedures.
-Logs and dates all drugs that are being used.
-Checks drugs monthly for outdate and other quality assurance activities as assigned.
-Keeps accurate temperature logs. Keeps accurate logs on all protocol drugs and patient assistance drugs.
-Maintains proper control documentation of medications, including lot numbers.
-Complete inventory control of medications. Receives and shelves medications.
-Assists lead admixture technician in ensuring that standard drug supplies are in adequate supply in all departments.
-Prepares labels. Files and prepares billing. Performs efficient data entry into systems used by pharmacy and admixture.
-Ordering of medication and supplies as directed.
-Assist with required cleaning and maintenance of the admix area and the pharmacy department in general to minimize particle counts and improve overall sanitation Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Certification from accredited Pharmacy Technician school. Minimum seven years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician. Oncology background preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Must possess Pharmacy Technician certification from an accredited school.
COMPETENCIES: -Uses Technical and Functional Experience: Possesses up to date knowledge of the profession and industry; is regarded as an expert in the technical/functional area; accesses and uses other expert resources when appropriate. -Demonstrates Adaptability: Handles day to day work challenges confidently; is willing and able to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change; shows resilience in the face of constraints, frustrations, or adversity; demonstrates flexibility. -Uses Sound Judgment: Makes timely, cost effective and sound decisions; makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty. -Shows Work Commitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works efficiently to achieve them. -Commits to Quality: Emphasizes the need to deliver quality products and/or services; defines standards for quality and evaluated products, processes, and service against those standards; manages quality; improves efficiencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.
All qualified candidates are required to pass a background check and non-federal drug test (which excludes marijuana) post offer of employment and prior to hire.
Candidates will be required to show proof of being vaccinated against influenza upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.