The Chemotherapy/IV Pharmacy Technician is a highly specialized technician who, under the authority of the Chief, Pharmacy Service and the Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, is responsible to assure that compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) are correctly purified, sterilized, packaged, sealed, labeled (including assignment of appropriate beyond-use date[BUD]), stored, and distributed. Prepares chemotherapy agents and compounded sterile products (CSPs) in compliance withUSP 797, and USP 800 guidelines (generally 25% or more of regularly assigned daily duties)to be delivered in finished forms such as large volume parenteral, small volume parenteral,infusion syringe, infusion pump, ophthalmic preparation, or other modality as required. Undergoes initial IV Room Pharmacy training and competency assessment and annual reassessment. Obtains knowledge of hazards of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents, including but not limited to the dangers posed to those who prepare, deliver, administer, and/or receive treatment with these agents and the equipment and supplies used in the preparation of cytotoxic chemotherapy. Uses advanced knowledge of specialized techniques and procedures required for safelyhandling cytotoxic agents such as negative pressure technique, hazardous waste disposal,and cytotoxic spill response. Cleans the specified areas in the anteroom and cleanrooms, performing monthly surfacesampling in all ISO classified areas. Ensures all staff complete their required training in orderto prepare products either in the Chemotherapy hood, or the IV hood depending on theircertification and approved work area. Ensures all EMS staff are performing cleaning andmaintaining their records for training and cleaning. Ensures all Joint Commission standardsfor anteroom, cleanroom, chemotherapy room, and IV rooms are met. Correctly interprets Provider orders, selects, and measures appropriate ingredients, mixesingredients in a safe and effective manner, inspects the final product for accuracy, suitabilityand elegance, labels the product, maintains record of the manufacturing process, ~ndprepares the product for delivery. Assigns an appropriate beyond-use date (BUD). Procurement of Pharmaceuticals- Coordinates with Pharmacy procurement technicians toprocure appropriate quantities of chemotherapy agents and IV medications and supplies forthe cleanroom other facility storage areas. Receives new stock and returned stock intoinventory. Assists with the Pharmacy Cache by ensuring SLEP labels are kept up to date, thetemperatures and humidity are monitored, stock is rotated and removed as directed by theSupervisor and assists pharmacists should the CACHE be activated. Other Technician Duties- Performs all the duties of Pharmacy technician at lower grades asnecessary. General Assignments and Cross Functionality: Answers pharmacy phone calls timely and triages them appropriately. Collects, trends, and reports drug use evaluation (DUE) data for quality improvement purposes as required. Actively assists in quality improvement activities by participating in Medical Center and service-level process assessment and action teams and continually seeks to improve services. Identifies basic therapeutic problems such as duplicate therapy with drugs in the same class and alerts the Clinical Pharmacist (CP) to the possible need for clinical intervention. Assists with inventory management and procurement of medicines, monitors inventory and relays information to the Pharmacy procurement staff. This also includes placing stock in proper storage areas, rotating stock on shelves as required, and removing/replacing outdated items and notifying procurement for replacement. Compounds and/or reconstitutes oral or external medications (non-sterile). This includes calculating and converting to proper weights and measurements for the amount of drug or solution to be used/dispensed. Possess an advanced technical knowledge of drug and medication brand names, generic/chemical names, general and special storage requirements, expiration date requirements, manufacturer and distributor sources, dosage forms, applicable systems of weights and measures. Automation & Technology: Prepares, operates, restocks, and maintains complex automated dispensing devices and all necessary equipment that supports pharmaceutical patient care functions. Serves as a technical advisor for all complex automated pharmaceutical equipment and devices. Ensures proper cleaning and/or sterilization of equipment after use. Ensures equipment is properly prepared and available for next use. Prepares dispensing records as necessary. Maintains control records and documents test results for pharmacy automated devices and equipment. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8AM - 4:30PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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