Technician-Chemo

US-AR-Blytheville
7 days ago
Position Code
30230005
Status
Regular Full-Time
Department
BMG Oncology

Overview and Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Responsible for assisting clinical nursing staff in preparing and dispensing IV admixtures (cytoxic and non-cytoxic) and medications, maintaining drug inventory, and for performing other clinical and non-clinical duties as assigned.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Assists in preparing and dispensing IV admixtures and/or medication.
  2. Labels IV admixtures, medicatio0ns and prescriptions per departmental policy.
  3. Performs proper aseptic technique during the preparation of sterile products.
  4. Exercises proper technique in handling chemohazardous materials.
  5. Calculates accurate dosages of medications and additive quantities when preparing IV admixtures and verifies calculations according to departmental policy.
  6. Maintains, cleans, disinfects, and decontaminates compounding equipment, laminar airflow hood, and/or biologic safety cabinet as per departmental policy.
  7. Sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods.
  8. Maintains equipment logs and the required level of cleanliness in the sterile products preparation area.
  9. Enters patient information and medication charges into the computer and/or automated dispensing systems as per departmental policy.
  10. Maintains target levels of drug inventory.
    1. Monitors inventory for stock and supplies that have exceeded expiration dates.
    2. Counts stock and enters data as applicable to maintain inventory records.
    3. Receives, stores, and accounts for incoming or transferred supplies and medications according to departmental policy.
    4. Assists in the return of rejected or expired medications and devices to appropriate vendors and wholesalers as per departmental policy.
  11. Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SKILLS

  1. Must have problem solving, analytical, resource management, and creative thinking skills.
  2. Must have communication skills.
  3. Must have interpersonal and motivational skills.
  4. Must have delegation and follow-up skills.

 

KNOWLEDGE

  1. Must have knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to drug administration, clinical, and pharmacy operations.
  2. Must have knowledge of pertinent clinical and operational policies and procedures.
  3. Must have working knowledge of appropriate risks, precautions, and techniques involved in handling chemohazardous agents.

 

ABILITIES

  1. Must be able to communicate effectively in written and verbal form with diverse people.
  2. Must be able to diffuse difficult situations with professionalism and tact.
  3. Must be able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects as assigned.
  4. Must be able to establish/maintain effective working relationships.
  5. Must be able to exercise initiative, judgment and decision-making within the limits allowed by departmental policy or professional regulations.
  6. Must be able to maintain responsibility for completion of tasks.
  7. Must be able to prepare and maintain detailed records, files, reports, and correspondence.
  8. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

High school diploma or equivalent required.

 

EXPERIENCE

Must have experience with sterile preparation and laminar air flow hood techniques. One to two years experience in preparation of sterile IV admixtures required with a minimum of 6 months experience preparing cytotoxic or chemohazardous agents preferred.

 

LICENSURE, REGISTRATION AND/OR CERTIFICATION

Certified Pharmacy Technician designation preferred.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Mostly sedentary activities. Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge applied in a variety of situations.  Frequent contact with staff and outside agencies, with occasional patient contact.  Occasional stress from clinic workload, multiple tasks, documentation, and regulatory requirements.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, and use other senses.  The employee is often required to stand or sit for long periods with arms extended forward.  The employee must have good manual dexterity and strength in handling syringes and vials, along with adequate visual acuity to read syringes.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be accidentally exposed to fumes and airborne particles, toxic, teratogenic, mutagenic, or caustic chemicals and infectious disease.  The employee must be able to withstand wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, as per departmental policy and OSHA guidelines.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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