Research Pharmacy Technician

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*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision of a research pharmacist, prepares, compounds, and distributes drugs issued by the Investigational Drug Service (IDS) for ongoing research studies. Prepares chemotherapy IV doses and non-chemotherapy IV doses in accordance with guidelines of each investigational protocol. Performs aseptic technique assessment for staff and maintains documentation. Coordinates requirements for aseptic technique as it pertains to IDS. Manages drug inventory which includes ordering and receiving investigational agents, conducting cycle counts and checking and processing expired inventory. Processes drugs for destruction which includes removal from inventory and completion of destruction paperwork. Documents patient returns by receiving and entering returns in Vestigo. Files paperwork for investigational drug studies which includes patient drug orders, shipping invoices, communication with the sponsor, patient returns, and documentation of drugs returned to the sponsor or destroyed locally. Assists in cleaning and maintenance of IV hoods, daily temperature checks and recording in SIMPLIFI. Performs related responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma with some college preferred. Certification as a Hospital Pharmacy Technician by completion of an accredited technician training program or by national exam, or current enrollment in an accredited School of Pharmacy. Two years of pharmacy technician experience in a hospital setting.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.


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