Sterile products pharmacists assure patient safety through clinical, pharmaceutical, operational, and regulatory knowledge of sterile products and clean rooms. In addition to traditional on-demand compounding, the Sterile Products Team is responsible for preparation of a wide range of topical and injectable ophthalmics, allergy immunotherapy, desensitizations, intrathecal medications, hazardous medications, anticipatory compounding, and end-product testing. The pharmacists provide oversight of compounding personnel, aseptic technique, compounding practices, and clean room operations. Sterile products pharmacists support the Clinic and Department missions through teaching, continuous development and improvement of compounding practices, process and product research, and evaluation/implementation of new technologies.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
I. Compounding Oversight
a. Assure accuracy of compounded sterile products.
b. Observe and correct aseptic technique and compounding practices.
c. Manage sterile compounding personnel and workflow to assure efficient, safe, and timely delivery of compounded sterile products.
II. Order Verification and Processing
a. Review and verify adult parenteral nutrition orders.
b. Manage emergent orders from OR suites and critical response teams.
c. Review and verify specialty medication orders including prostacyclins and factor products.
III. Continuous Improvement
a. Identify and respond to shifts in use patterns to minimize waste and maximize productivity.
b. Continually improve work standards within the Sterile Products Team to support patient safety and operational efficiency.
IV. Regulatory Compliance
a. Advance knowledge of regulatory requirements and trends governing compounding
b. Assure completion and documentation of all required activities.
• Training technicians, pharmacists, and pharmacy residents
• Precepting technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy residents
• Testing and implementation of new technology
Ensures the appropriate selection, dosing, administration, and dispensing of medication orders. Manages the oversight and supervision of activities of pharmacy technicians.
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