This position is responsible for assisting in providing pharmacy services under the supervision of managing staff. This technician has an expertise in sterile product preparation, including chemotherapy and immunotherapy. This technician sets work priorities even in the absence of managing staff and can work with minimal assistance from other staff. This position may require travel to other Dean Specialty clinics. Must be flexible to work on an as needed basis. May be required to travel to sites where needed.
1. Uses proper sterile techniques to prepare sterile products, including hazardous medications such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Understands the current requirements and regulations for proper sterile product production and incorporates this information into daily work responsibilities. Understands the importance of handling hazardous medications in a manner that minimizes the risk of exposure to these medications.
2. Verifies all calculations prior to preparation and have all products checked by managing staff. This technician should be able to perform calculations to make these products with minimal assistance.
3. Maintains proper cleanliness of sterile product mixing areas by performing regular cleaning as directed in pharmacy policy and procedures. Has a good understanding of the current requirements and regulations for maintaining proper cleanliness of sterile product mixing areas.
4. Understands and consistently demonstrates proper handling of controlled substances with minimal or no assistance from other staff.
5. Understands and consistently demonstrates a tightly controlled inventory with minimal assistance of others.
a. Minimizes overstocks and finds alternatives to drug shortages and back orders.
a. Processes drug recalls
b. Oversee stock rotation including removal of outdated medications.
c. Operate a computerized inventory system.
6. Understands billing and coding issues associated with the medications prepared and performs computer patient billing on a daily basis.
7. Uses Epic electronic patient record system to retrieve necessary information for inventory control and scheduling of patient treatments.
8. Demonstrates proficiency with Word and Excel computer programs.
9. Uses appropriate telephone skills and responds to all calls that do not require the personal attention of a pharmacist.
10. Assumes responsibility and ownership for all department operations. Employee consistently demonstrates flexibility in scheduling and job functions.
1. High school degree or equivalents with three to five years of work experience as a pharmacy technician, with at least 1 of those years involving sterile product preparation OR experience working within the Dean Pharmacy and completion of the Sterile Product Technician expectation checklist .
2. Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) or have one year of experience preparing sterile products including chemotherapy and must complete certification within first year of taking the position.
3. Ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer terminal
4. Show competency in sterile product calculations and preparations
5. Must pass yearly exam validating sterile technique
6. Strong math, communication and organizational skills
7. Employee works independently without assistance of others in a variety of assignment areas.
8. Demonstrates flexibility to meet department needs on short notice.
9. Adapts easily to the workflow of the different departments
10. Available to work a flexible schedule on short notice.
11. Ability to work at least one shift in a 90 day period or as designated per department
12. Ability to travel to other sites as needed.
Essential Physical Functions:
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.
1. The ability to work with and to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when compounding sterile products, including hazardous drugs such as chemotherapy.
2. The ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer terminal.
3. The ability to safely lift 30 pounds from floor to shoulder.
4. The ability to perform fine motor skills and grasping tasks, including manipulations when compounding hazardous medications.
5. The ability to sit or stand and work at a multi-user workstation for long periods of time.
6. The ability to communicate effectively over the phone and in person.
7. The ability to read fine print.
8. The ability to work overtime (shifts greater than 8 hours) if necessary.
9. The ability to safely operate a personal motor vehicle, in compliance with the Company's Vehicle Safety program, or other reliable transportation in a timely manner between facilities.
Dean Clinic –
Based in Madison, Wis., Dean Clinic consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin. Our more than 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics as well as eye care through our Davis Duehr Dean locations. Dean Clinic also offers urgent care services and operates outpatient surgery centers. Dean Clinic joined SSM Health in 2013.