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Pharmacy Tech Specialist - Chemotherapy

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Kenner
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! This job is a member of the pharmacy team, and work directly with the department pharmacists to maintain and improve pharmacy services for the assigned areas. Responsible for preparing all chemotherapy products for chemotherapy infusion unit and inpatient areas at the Medical Center under the supervision of pharmacist.EducationRequired - High School diploma or equivalentWork ExperienceRequired - 2 years of experience as a Pharmacy TechnicianCertificationsRequired - Pharmacy Technician Certification in the state of practiceNational Pharmacy Technician CertificationSterile Product Preparation CertificationHazardous Product Preparation CertificationKnowledge Skills and AbilitiesMust have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.Must have working knowledge of pharmaceutical mathematics.Must have working knowledge of sterile technique and demonstrate aseptic technique proficiency.Must have working knowledge of safety guidelines for handling chemotherapy.Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.Skills to operate standard pharmacy and office equipment.Strong interpersonal skills.Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.Must be able to work a flexible schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend, holiday, on call availability).Job DutiesAssists pharmacists and other technicians to maintain an efficient medication distribution system in order to provide safe and efficient patient care.Performs accurate and timely preparation of medications including chemotherapy, and potentially hazardous substances utilizing aseptic techniques and pharmaceutical calculations (100% of the shift dedicated to chemotherapy preparation).Accurately prepares non-chemotherapy and controlled substances for the infusion center using aseptic techniques and pharmaceutical calculations.Appropriately operates and maintains specialized pharmacy equipment (IV safety software, barcode software, Cadd Pump, automated drug dispensing technology).Charts all scheduled maintenance designed to ensure sterility according to protocol.Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and terminal cleaning of the IV room.Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.Other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability statusPhysical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!Individuals who reside in and will work from the state of Colorado are not eligible for remote work position. Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.EEO is the Law links in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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