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2020-R0272357 Requisition #
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JOB SUMMARY:

The Pharmacy Technician II is responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in the operations related to Compounding intravenous admixtures for patients. This includes managing IV room and compounding equipment and controlled environments. Pharmacy preparation of IV medications is high risk because of the irretrievability and the extended beyond-use dating, which exponentially increases the potential to introduce contaminants and cause life-threatening infections in patients.
The pharmacy technician II has a thorough knowledge of USP 797/800 and AR Board of Pharmacy regulations, and is responsible for maintaining the controlled work environment, including performing and documenting disinfection and cleaning of the IV rooms, anterooms, buffer areas, laminar airflow workbenches (LAWs), and Compounding Aseptic Isolators (CAIs). The pharmacy technician II also monitors and documents controlled environmental conditions, such as particle counts, temperature, air pressure, and humidity. The pharmacy technician II understands the basis and consistently follows regulations regarding donning and doffing, aseptic technique, etc.
Medication preparation requires extreme accuracy and attention to detail. The pharmacy technician II must be able to prioritize tasks based on patient needs. The acute and emergent IV patient needs must be managed in addition to the scheduled IV batching and IV compounding needed to maintain par levels. The pharmacy technician II must have a thorough knowledge of beyond use dating, understanding literature and regulation, optimizing availability for patient needs, yet minimizing waste. Waste logs and batching logs that include compounding formulas and lot numbers are accurately maintained.
The pharmacy technician has high level security clearance with access to all medication storages areas, procedural areas, surgical suites, etc. The pharmacy technician works in a highly regulated environment and must take care to abide by all state and federal regulations that relate to the practice of pharmacy including record keeping and infection prevention standards. Responsibilities include accurately performing pharmaceutical calculations, compounding sterile IV preparations, and effectively utilizing inventory management systems and automated dispensing cabinets.

The pharmacy technician practices in a fast paced and often high stress environment with constant interruptions, phone calls, requests from clinical staff and requests from pharmacists. The pharmacy technician must be flexible and must constantly prioritize work, responding to acute critical patient needs in addition to scheduled duties. The pharmacy technician must demonstrate initiative and be willing to work as a cohesive member of a team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Perform all duties of a pharmacy technician in accordance with established policies and procedures related to the preparation and distribution of medication
2. Perform duties required to restock IV room
3. Perform duties required in processing IV credits, restocking returns, and documenting waste
4. Perform duties required for preparation and dispensing of IV solutions
5. Perform duties required for narcotic distribution and assist in discrepancy resolution
6. Answer phone and determine order status; triage calls for appropriate resolution
7. Ensure current dating of all supplies and medications
8. Assist in training new personnel
9. Maintain all records and documents in accordance with state and federal regulations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
• High school diploma or GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent required.
• Graduate of ASHP accredited Pharmacy Technician Program, Associates Degree, or Equivalent Experience preferred.
• Biennial completion of 20 hours of ACPE-certified, Pharmacy Technician Specific Training (pharmacy interns exempt)
• Excellent knowledge of drug names desired with the expectation of continuing education on new drugs
• Completion of IV Admixture Training Program, with successful completion of quality controls such as media fill, fingertip testing, etc.
Experience:
• Pharmacy experience required (pharmacy interns exempt). Hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.


Licensure or Certification:
• AR Board of Pharmacy
• National Certification (pharmacy interns exempt)

Skills:
• Shall possess the personal characteristics necessary for successfully fulfilling his/her responsibilities. These characteristics include good communication skills, initiative, and attention to detail, flexibility, and cooperation.
• Should demonstrate competency in all Pharmacy Technician I skills.
• Demonstrates proficiency and has responsibility for:
o Accurately performs pharmaceutical calculations on injectable medications with a narrow therapeutic index
o Preparing IV admixtures using aseptic technique, following USP797/800 requirements, using LAWs or CAIs
o Preparing all batch medications and documenting appropriately on IV compounding log
o Accurately labels and assigns expiration dates on IV admixtures prepared
o Managing inventory, ordering meds and supplies based on patient needs, managing par levels
o Managing expired IV medications, returns and credits
o Monitoring and documentation of environmental conditions
o Maintaining LAWs and CAIs according to manufacturer specifications
o Performing cleaning procedures for LAWs and CAIs, IV work surfaces and IV rooms as defined by USP797/800, accurately documenting daily, weekly, and monthly requirements
o Appropriate use of PPE
• Must have training in: applicable EHR, pharmacy automation, sterile compounding, and computer applications including Microsoft Word.

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