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Pharmacy Technician Specialist - Sterile Products Ambulatory Infusion Center - Full-time - Day shift - Jeff. Hwy. - New Orleans

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

This job is a member of the inpatient pharmacy team, and work directly with the department pharmacists to maintain and improve pharmacy services for the assigned areas. Responsible for preparing and delivering all sterile admixture products for adult and pediatric inpatient areas at the Medical Center under the supervision of pharmacist.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.

Education

Required –

High School Diploma or equivalent

Successful completion of a pharmacy technician training program

Work Experience

Required –

None

Preferred -

Prior experience working with Sterile Products

Certifications

Required –

Pharmacy Technician Certification in the state of practice

Sterile Product Preparation Certification
Preferred –

National Pharmacy Technician Certification

*5 years of IV Production experience will be accepted in lieu of Sterile Product Preparation Certification, but must obtain Sterile Product Preparation Certification within 90 days of hire

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must have working knowledge of pharmaceutical mathematics.
  • Must have working knowledge of sterile technique and demonstrate aseptic technique proficiency.
  • Must have working knowledge of safety guidelines for handling chemotherapy.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Skills to operate standard pharmacy and office equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Job Duties

  • Assists pharmacists and other technicians to maintain an efficient medication distribution system in order to provide safe and efficient patient care.
  • Accurately prepares sterile admixture products, such as intravenous snap-ons, large volume parenterals, syringes, chemotherapy, & bulk manufactured products using techniques utilizing aseptic techniques and proper pharmaceutical procedures (>400/shift OR 100% of shift dedicated to preparation of sterile products and chemotherapy).
  • Accurately prepares sterile admixture products using mathematical calculations.
  • Appropriately operates and maintains specialized pharmacy equipment (IV safety software, barcode software).
  • Charts all scheduled maintenance designed to ensure sterility according to protocol.
  • Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and terminal cleaning of the IV room.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10-20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally up to 100 pounds of force.  Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Pharmacy Technician Specialist - Sterile Products Ambulatory Infusion Center - Full-time - Day shift - Jeff. Hwy. - New Orleans, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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