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Float IV Mix Pharmacy Technician

Employment: Pharmacy - Tech

Type: Full Time

Location: Memorial City Houston, TX

"You can make a difference in the life of an oncology patient and find your career satisfaction by joining our team of healthcare professionals today."

BENEFITS 

  • Insurances: Life, medical, dental, short term and long-term disability
  • 401K
  • Free parking
  • PTO
  • Holidays 
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Continuing Medical Education Allowance
  • Pet Insurance

 

About Oncology Consultants

Oncology Consultants has been a premier adult medical oncology & hematology practice in Houston, TX for over 40 years. Our healthcare team is committed to provide state of the art cancer treatment in a caring environment as we continue to expand our oncology services in the metropolitan region.. 

About the Position

The Chemo Therapy Pharmacy Technician's role in the practice includes the direct technical procedures of drug admixture and preparation and the supply and equipment management activities in West Side Clinics. 

The primary role of the Pharmacy Technician is to prepare the pharmaceutical agents ordered in the correct dose, for the correct patient, and to provide those drugs to the clinical staff for administration. The Pharmacy Tech is responsible for the cost effective management of all drugs, supplies and equipment required to prepare and store the agents administered in the practice, using both the Lynx pharmacy system and the practice inventory sheets. The PT coordinates the transfer of drugs and supplies to satellite office nursing staff as needed.

The Pharmacy Technician maintains current price lists for all drugs and supply items ordered by the practice. The PT reviews each shipping invoice and compares the invoice with the billing documents for each location. The prices are verified with the current price list, and any discrepancies are detailed on the billing invoice.

The PT also is responsible to work with the nursing staff to maintain the patient education supplies used within the practice. These items include informational brochures, booklets, books, video tapes, and audio cassettes.

Technical Procedures

  • Utilizes aseptic technique in medication preparation
  • Performs mathematical calculations to convert drug concentration to dosage desired correctly and efficiently
  • Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment in the preparation of chemotherapy agents
  • Demonstrates technical skills required for drug preparation and ability to assemble required equipment
  • Manipulates equipment correctly
  • Utilizes venting and backflow filters appropriately
  • Reconstitute powders according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Label medications clearly
  • Identifies issues of compatibility and stability for the clinical staff
  • Confirms new orders or changes in drug orders with clinical staff
  • Dates, concentration specified, and initials on vials held in storage
  • Verifies expiration dates on drugs and supplies utilized in practice
  • Mentors new nursing staff in the drug preparation procedure

Requirements

  • 2 years of chemo mixing experience required

Oncology Consultants is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

 

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