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SCOPE: Under direct supervision of a registered pharmacist working within a licensed pharmacy, performs the technical, nonjudgemental 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: -Assists with the preparation of 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. -Under direct 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. Assists in counting controlled drugs weekly and maintain records. -Properly disposes all materials used when mixing chemo or non-chemo IVs. Assists in cleaning hoods daily checking drugs monthly for outdates and other quality assurance activities as assigned. -Assists in keeping accurate temperature logs, accurate logs on all protocol drugs and patient assistance drugs. -Maintains proper control documentation of medications including lot numbers. Provide support with inventory control of medications. Prepares labels. Files and prepares billing. Basic data entry into department automation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent. Entry level to three years experience in a pharmacy. 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. Responsibilities:
Prepare medication orders by compounding or admixing injectable medications under supervision of a physician. Checks all medication orders for completeness of information.
Float to other clinical sites depending on departmental need.
Verifies patient information and provider authorization of medication orders.
Reviews all medication orders for insurance approval before admixing medications.
Under a health care professional's supervision, processes medication orders including preparing labels, admixture details; followed by admixing medications as ordered by providers in an accurate and timely manner as per department guidelines. Prepares all medications within OSHA guidelines, and US Oncology and Compass Oncology guidelines. Verifies dose calculations and calculates correct dosage volumes.
Counts controlled substances and maintain records. Maintains current drug information and MSDS sheets. Properly disposes all materials used when mixing chemotherapy or non-chemotherapy medications.
With admix team conducts required cleaning and maintenance of the admix area and the pharmacy department with the specific departmental policies and procedures.
Cleans hoods and clean rooms as stated in policy and procedures.
Logs and dates all medications that are being used. Maintains drug inventory, including checking monthly for outdates. Keeps accurate temperature logs and other quality assurance logs. Maintains control documentation of medications, including lot numbers and all other quality assurance activities
Collaborates with team members to maintain indigent patient medication program and records. Completes and maintains accountability logs on all research medications
Orders supplies and medications and ensures adequate supply of medications and medical and pharmacy supplies. Receives and shelves medications. Maintains inventory control of medications
Reviews and checks medication charges daily, in preparation for revenue cycle team. Thorough understanding of department automation, data entry and report generation.
High School diploma or equivalent required
Certified Pharmacy Technician training required
1 to 3 years experience in a pharmacy, preferred hospital pharmacy or clinic
Previous Admixture experience especially in oncology strongly preferred
Pharmacy Technician license for WA required; license for OR strongly preferred