CHEMOTHERAPY PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

New York Cancer and Blood Specialists - Bronx, NY2.7

Full-time$26 an hour
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CHEMOTHERAPY PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Bronx

New York Cancer Specialists

New York Cancer and Blood Specialists, a prominent and respected Oncology/Hematology group, is seeking Chemotherapy Pharmacy Technicians to join a well-established and growing pure sub-specialty practice with academic affiliation. Practice manages a freestanding outpatient Cancer Center with extensive chemotherapy administration, Radiation Oncology, Pharmacy and Research department.

In this role, you will:

  • Review prescriptions to assure accuracy, to ascertain the needed ingredients and to evaluate their suitability.
  • Aseptic compounding of medication preparations, chemotherapy and biotherapy using proper aseptic technique under Chemotherapy Hoods.
  • Assess the identity, strength or purity of medications.
  • Verify patient information and proper physician’s authorization.
  • Properly handle and dispose of hazardous drugs and waste materials following OSHA and NIOSH guidelines.
  • Perform mathematical calculations to determine appropriate drug measurements for compounding of ordered medications.
  • Admixes drugs as ordered by physician in an accurate and timely manner as per department guidelines and preparing all drugs within USP 797/800 guidelines and interoffice guidelines.
  • Calculate correct dosage volumes, converting between metric and apothecary equivalents.
  • Assist in keeping accurate temperature logs, accurate logs on all non-hazardous and hazardous drugs.
  • Maintain proper control documentation of medications including lot numbers.
  • Provide support with inventory control of medications.
  • Assist with required cleaning and maintenance of the hood and surrounding areas
  • Properly disposes all materials used when mixing chemo or non-chemo IVs.
  • Enter and remove medications into and from the Nucleus System.
  • Conduct routine medication inventories including monitoring for expired drugs and assist with inventory control of medications in the infusion room, storage room and satellite locations.
  • Assist in ordering supplies and medication. Receive and restock medications.

We require:

  • A High School Graduate/GED/ Equivalent Work
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) with PTCB.
  • Minimum 2 years of hospital or outpatient infusion setting experience that includes IV compounding of chemo and non-chemo infusions.
  • Oncology experience preferred.
  • Chemo or IV compounding experience.
  • 2 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy terminology and calculations.
  • Knowledge of hazardous drugs
  • Ability to work in a self-directed work team environment and function effectively in a high-volume, multiple demand environments.
  • Detail oriented, organized and dedicated to helping people.
  • Proficiency in regulatory USP 797/800 guidelines
  • A complete understating of calculations relating to dosage.

Reports to the Pharmacist.

Salary up to: $26 hr.

Chemotherapy Pharmacy Technicians: please email resume to our corporate office:

Robert Nicoletti, CHRO

New York Cancer and Blood Specialists

1500 Route 112

Building # 4

Port Jefferson Station, New York 1177

rnicoletti@ nycancer.com

Visit our website at: nycancer.com and follow us on Facebook.

New York Cancer and Blood Specialists is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $26.00 /hour