Job Overview: An IV Pharmacy Technician is responsible in preparing intravenous medications safely for patients adhering to established protocols and prepares compounded sterile products and performs related activities under the direction of a pharmacist.
Responsibilities and Duties:
· Prepares compounded sterile products using aseptic technique.
· Assists in the set-up of the compounding room, equipment, and supplies for preparation of compounded sterile solutions, using aseptic technique.
· Performs general cleaning of the clean room and maintenance duties as directed.
· Participates in cleanroom product introduction activities.
· Prepares records and monitors results for pharmaceutical quality assurance testing.
· Participates in and delivers training as required by supervisor
· Processes IV prescription new orders and refills in QS1
· Communicates with nurses for necessary information needed to complete an IV order
· Fills and compounds IV orders, TPN’s, etc.
Knowledge & Skills:
· Knowledge of IV products and compounding procedures
· Knowledge of proper gowning procedures
· Knowledge of aseptic technique
· General knowledge of USP 797 and cGMP’s
· Ability to perform pharmacy calculations and adhere to policies and procedures
· Ability to apply basic phone etiquette skills when speaking to customers
· High school diploma or equivalent.
· Technician registration in good standing with the State of California
· Minimum of one year experience in aseptic preparation of compounded sterile products.
· Effective communication skills.
· National Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB)
· Sterile compounding certification
· QS1 experience
· DocuTrak experience
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
· Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
· Ability to reach, grasp, stoop, pull and perform repetitive motion procedures.
· Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
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.
· Indoors, cleanroom, working environment limited to a small area, wearing protective cleanroom attire, tolerating controlled temperatures and loud noise.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.