Cleveland Clinic Oncology-Pharmacy-Technician in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Oncology pharmacy technicians provide care in both a centralized and decentralized capacity and assist with pharmacy functions throughout the Taussig Cancer Center. The centralized roles include intravenous (IV) compounding of chemotherapy preparations in a state-of-the-art clean room space. The IV compounding in the Taussig Cancer Center includes the use of chemotherapy robotics and a technology IV workflow solution. Pharmacy technicians are also responsible for restocking medication inventory and delivering inpatient chemotherapy medications to the main hospital. In the decentralized roles, pharmacy technicians are responsible for ensuring patients receive their infusion medications in a timely manner, triaging nursing inquiries, and restocking automated dispensing cabinets.

Oncology pharmacy technicians should be proficient in sterile products preparation, possess good communication and customer services skills, have a strong attention to detail including regulatory requirements, and actively pursue teamwork to accomplish goals.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preparation †Accurate and timely preparation of medications which may include selection, labeling, repackaging, non-sterile compounding, and sterile compounding.

  • Distribution †Accurate and timely delivery of medications to the appropriate storage locations.

  • Inventory †Maintains accurate and appropriate inventories of medications and supplies. Accurately and timely completion of assigned inventory audits such as cycle counts and nursing unit inspections.

  • Regulatory compliance †Maintains a safe and clean work area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. Documents regulatory requirements such as temperature logs, scheduled activities, and training in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Communication and teamwork †Communicates with other caregivers and patients in an effective and positive manner. Demonstrates emotional control and intelligence in managing work relationships. Attends and actively participates in team huddles and meetings. Assist with pharmacy caregiver and student training. Shares responsibility for accomplishment of the team’s tasks and goals.

  • Technology †Appropriately uses information systems, technology, and automation to complete assigned tasks.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Completion of a formal pharmacy technician training program preferred.

Certifications:

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) verified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)

  • Registered as a Certified Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician Trainee with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Technician Trainees must be registered as a Certified Pharmacy Technician within 90 days.

Complexity of Work:

  • Ability to perform algebraic calculations necessary for the preparation of extemporaneous compounds.

  • Proficient in basic computer skills.

Work Experience:

  • Six month of hospital experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Typical physical demands include ability to perform the job while standing, walking, reaching, stretching and sitting for prolonged periods; manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer, dispensing, and compounding.

Personal Protective Equipment:

†Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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