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Infusion Pharmacy Technician (PRN) - Simmons Cancer Center

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

WHY UT SOUTHWESTERN?

With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. As a world-renowned medical and research center, we strive to provide the best possible care, resources, and benefits for our valued employees. Ranked as the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth for the fifth consecutive year, we invite you to continue your healthcare career with us at William P. Clements Jr. University (CUH) Hospital. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for learning and advancement into leadership roles.

JOB SUMMARY

Working under supervision, the IV-certified Infusion Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for assisting in the administration of infusion therapies to patients at the Infusion Pharmacy's Clinic at Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) on the UT Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center's Dallas campus. This position will be primarily responsible for IV compounding for the infusion pharmacies but will also be assigned duties such as stocking, receiving, inventory management, etc.

This is a PRN (per diem/as needed) Infusion Pharmacy Technician will be scheduled, as needed, primarily Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (with some shifts starting earlier or ending later) at the SCCC Infusion Pharmacy located on UTSW's Dallas campus. If needed, this position may be asked to work at one of UTSW's satellite Infusion Pharmacies in DFW but only rarely if at all.

PRN positions are not benefit-eligible.

EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION

WORK EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 1 years of paid work experience as a registered pharmacy technician in a hospital (inpatient) or ambulatory infusion setting is required.

Must have previous IV experience as a pharmacy technician.

Previous experience with infusions is highly desired.

LICENSES & CREDENTIALS:
Current registration with Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) as a Registered Technician is required.

Sterile compounding (IV) certification accredited by ACPE is required.

Must have a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification with course accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC).

National certification with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is strongly preferred.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Basic computer skills, data entry, filing is essential.

Ability to communicate in English (speaking, reading, and writing) is required.

Must have good general health and stress coping ability.

Position requires moderate physical effort:
Prolonged standing/walking

Occasional lifting/carrying (up to 25 lbs)

Reaching, bending, crouching, etc.

JOB DUTIES

Performs job responsibilities in accordance with organizational and departmental policies, procedures, performance improvement objectives and environmental and infection control standards.

Coordinates daily workflow in assigned area and provides leadership to other technicians. Performs extemporaneous compounding. Repackages bulk medications into unit dose per departmental policy and procedure. Enters charges and credits and restocks returns.

Makes good decisions, accepts responsibilities, and maintains competency in multiple areas. Accepts duty as knowledge and training resource for specific areas of responsibility and works to improve these areas.

Fills all orders, floor stock, and fill lists. Performs IV calculations and prepares al IV admixture using proper aseptic technique. Handles all intravenous chemotherapy. Delivers medication on time.

Provides prompt and courteous service. Receives incoming calls and prioritizes bases on urgency or nature of requests.

Audits and signs out all controlled substances in accordance with state and federal guidelines and organizational policies. Identifies and corrects discrepancies and reports unusual usage pattern and trends. Completes medication area inspections. Removes and documents expired medications.

Orders, manages and monitors drug inventory in fiscally responsible manner and is cognizant of appropriate PAR levels in medication storage areas.

Enhances personal growth and development. Participates in educational programs, in-services and meetings. Participates in new employee orientation and training.

Treats co-workers and organizational and departmental property and resources with respect.

Maintains clean, orderly and stocked work environment.

Works and problem solves with minimal supervision.

**Performs other duties as assigned.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.

For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/about-virus-and-testing/cms-vaccine-requirements.html

For general COVID-19 information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Infusion Pharmacy Technician (PRN) - Simmons Cancer Center, Healthcare , Dallas, Texas

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