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Oncology Pharmacy Technician

Job ID 13279139 Date posted 09/10/2019

Position Summary:

To ensure overall quality of medication and infusion preparation for agents administered in the SMG Infusion Center(s). Compound chemotherapeutic and non-chemotherapeutic agents in the SMG Infusion Center(s). Ensure compliance with USP-800 guidelines for the handling of hazardous drugs.

Essential Job functions:

The Oncology Pharmacy Technician will be expected to demonstrate ability to perform the following:

  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients, and to evaluate their suitability.
  • Compounds medications, chemotherapy and biotherapy using proper aseptic technique.
  • Assess the identity, strength, or purity of medications.
  • Properly handle and dispose of hazardous drugs and waste materials following OSHA and NIOSH guidelines.
  • Perform mathematical calculations to determine appropriate drug measurements for compounding of ordered medications.
  • Plan, implement, or maintain procedures for missing, packaging, or labeling pharmaceuticals, according to policy and legal requirements, to ensure quality, security, and proper disposal.
  • Enter and remove medications into and from the Nucleus System.
  • Conduct routine medication inventories including monitoring for expired drugs and assist with inventory control of medications in the infusion room, storage room and satellite locations.
  • Assist in ordering supplies and medication. Receive and restock medications.
  • Maintain any necessary QA logs, including (but not limited to) cleaning logs, temperature logs, waste logs, expired and destroyed medication logs, and others.
  • Participate in training and orientation of new employees as needed.
  • Comply with the Summit Medical Group incident reporting policy and procedures.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and Summit Medical Group training and accomplishments as required per policy.
  • Provide other job duties as assigned.
  • Report issues and concerns to supervising pharmacist and manager in a timely manner.
  • Follow the established Intellidose Workflow

Environmental Risks:

  • Confined Spaces
  • Extreme temperatures
Job Requirements

Education, Certification, Computer and Training Requirements:

  • High School Graduate/GED/ Equivalent Work
  • Vocational / Technical School / Diploma Program
  • Oregon Board of Pharmacy Technician registration
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) with PTCB
  • Experience in hospital or outpatient infusion setting experience that includes IV compounding of chemo and non-chemo infusions preferred but not required
  • Completion of online courses for sterile compounding and PTCD certification must be obtained within 6 -- 9 months of hire
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing
  • Standard Office Equipment (Phone, Fax, Copy Machine, Scanner, Email/Voice Mail)
  • Standard Office Technology in a Window based environment

Physical / Mental Job Requirements:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers
  • Endurance (e.g. continuous typing, prolonged standing/bending, walking)
  • This position operates in a typical office environment, often in cubicles and shared space. The area is well-lit, temperature controlled and free from hazards.
  • Communicates frequently to person, via email, teleconference or telephone, with people in many various locations, on a variety of issues.
  • Manual dexterity is needed to operate a keyboard.
  • Hearing is needed for extensive telephone and/or in-person communication.

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