Phoenix, Arizona*Department Name: *
Pharmacy-Investigation Support*Work Shift: *
Pharmacy**UP TO A $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE!*
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With our fast-growing campus our Pharmacy department has added over thirteen new tech functions across all shifts in the past two years. We have over sixteen technician functions at BUMCP. We offer you cross training in functions like: NICU, OR, MED-History, Buyer, IV Compounding, Chemotherapy, 340B tech, billing and Pharmacy IT. In addition, we offer programs like tuition reimbursement, grants, and scholarships. Banner - University Medical Center is a Level I Trauma Center.
As an Acute Resource Pharmacy Technician in research, you will play a vital role in investigational medication preparation, adhering to regulatory requirements and maintaining documentation needed for each investigational study. Specific duties include maintaining investigational medication accountability records, temperature monitoring logs, study inventory, assist with on-site visits/audits, and pharmacy fee submissions. As an integral part in the growth of investigational research at BUMCP, you will also have the opportunity to work alongside the Investigational Drug Services Clinical Pharmacist to ensure upcoming study site requirements are met. *This is a full-time, day shift position working 5 8-hour shifts per week from 6:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. We are looking for someone that is a great communicator, detail oriented, an initiative-taker and able to problem solve through critical thinking. If you are enthusiastic about research and providing the best care possible to our patients, this role is for you - apply today! Must have a **Certified Compound Sterile Preparation certification, Hazardous Drug Management certification, Technician Product Verification certification and Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention certification in addition to a minimum of four years pharmacy technician experience with previous training in compounding in sterile non-hazardous and hazardous medication.*
*Recruiter to provide details of sign-on bonus during the interview process.
University Medical Center Phoenix Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.POSITION SUMMARY
This position is instrumental in the education and training and serves as the primary preceptor to verify competency through the use of assessment tools and the teach back method. This position will perform quality assurance activities within the sterile environment such as fingertip and media fill sampling and environmental sampling. They will also be responsible for quality assurance activities related to technology assisted verification and may support controlled substance monitoring. This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist and functions in a support capacity and may perform supervisory functions as related to workflow and/or function as the responsible individual in specialty function or area (such as automated dispensing technology, controlled substances, or satellite pharmacy).
1. Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through the wholesaler and other vendors verifying all quantities against invoices. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items.
2. Manages users within the automated dispensing technology database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies and troubleshoots malfunctions in automated dispensing technology. Handles narcotic medications following all federal and legal requirements as set through policy and procedure.
3. Exhibits excellent interpersonal skills and is customer service oriented in all contacts with patients, visitors and staff. Responds to standard requests from internal customers. Interacts primarily with department personnel, cross-department personnel, internal customers, patients and physicians.
4. May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after checking by a pharmacist. When allowed by law and policy, and upon completion of proper training/competency assessment, may restock automated dispensing technology using barcode scanning verification devices.
5. Compounds non-sterile medication products. Understands and appropriately follows all product worksheets/recipes for documentation and check processes. Understands and adheres to all applicable USP compounding guidelines. Demonstrates knowledge of and consistently performs calibrations of equipment and accurately measures components for compounding. Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of medications compounded and repackaged per policy.
6. Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with all policies, laws, and regulations. Performs quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit inspections and pharmacy section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation of refrigerator temperatures, and equipment maintenance activities as required. Ensures that the sterile compounding environment and all equipment are cleaned and maintained according to policy.
7. Ensures the proper use of garbing and compounding techniques in accordance with policies and has knowledge of basic principles within USP and USP , laws, policies, and procedures that pertain to compounding. Performs compounding and labeling of intravenous compounds and hazardous agents to include chemotherapy using proper sterile and aseptic technique as appropriate to the site of care. Understands the different product lines in sterile compounding (patient specific and non-patient specific batch) and the differences between the various populations (Adult, Pediatric, Neonate). Completes all required environmental cleaning procedures. Documents all required tasks and other information per policy. Understands the safe handling of hazardous drugs and demonstrated the correct receipt, storage, labelling and transport process.
Completion of a Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.
Requires Pharmacy Technician licensure and active Pharmacy Technician certification OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice. Certified Compound Sterile Preparation certification, Hazardous Drug Management certification, Technician Product Verification certification and Controlled Substances Diversion Prevention certification required.
Minimum of four years pharmacy technician experience with previous training in compounding in sterile non-hazardous and hazardous medication. Ability to complete moderate to difficult mathematical calculations using a hand-held calculator is required. Strong customer service focus, exceptional communication skills, strong attention to detail, prioritization capabilities, superior problem-solving skills, and ability to multi-task. Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing systems. Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, and other contacts.
Employees working at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health Counseling must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.