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Pharmacy Technician - Oncology

Job ID PAMF-2208740 Date Posted 08/05/2022 Location Sunnyvale, California Schedule/Shift Per Diem/Casual/Days

Organization:

PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation CAD

Position Overview:

Provides timely and accurate pharmaceutical care. Prepares, compounds, packages, labels, and dispenses medication, nutritional products, IV admixture and solutions (e.g., chemotherapy, biotherapy, etc.), and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) according to Sutter Health policies, state/ federal regulations, and The Joint Commission standards. Assists with medicine and supplies inventory management and control, including maintaining adequate stock levels, checking accuracy of pricing, and completing required regulatory documentation. Adheres to all standards, procedures, cleaning protocols, and infection control polices to maintain a safe and sterile medication area, clean rooms, and laminar flow hoods.

Job Description:

EDUCATION
Graduation from an accredited Pharmacy Technician program.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
PHRMTECHR-Registered Pharmacy Technician

PREFERED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED

1 year of pharmacy technician experience in the preparation of IV admixture (including chemotherapy), sterile technique, and outpatient dispensing.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
General understanding of contemporary pharmacy practices, including pharmaceutical compounding (drugs and nutritional solutions), generic and trade names of common drugs, and a familiarity with pharmacy data systems.
Working knowledge of medical terminology, drug nomenclature, abbreviations, and symbols, including a proficiency in math and pharmacy calculations for common dosage determination, admixture doses, and additive volumes.
Basic working knowledge of legal requirements and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission (TJC), Title XXII, Department of Human Services (DHS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) organization.
Possess solid written and verbal communications skills to explain medical information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including patients, care givers, and families.
Attention to detail when verifying medication identification and dosages, patient information, and doctors’ orders/procedures.
General computer skills and a basic understanding of computer applications with the ability to enter/update patient information in electronic health records (EHRs) and complete regulatory documentation for controlled substances.
Work within standardized policies, procedures, and practices to complete assignments within the allotted time while maintaining standard workflow processes.
Recognize, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting solutions from established options.
Ensure the privacy of each patient’s protected health information (PHI).
Perform independently as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
Build collaborative relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to provide the highest level of quality patient care.

Job Shift:

Days

Schedule:

Per Diem/Casual

Shift Hours:

8

Days of the Week:

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Weekend Requirements:

Every other Weekend

Benefits:

No

Unions:

No

Position Status:

Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:

40

Employee Status:

Per Diem/Casual

Number of Openings:

1

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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