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Infusion Pharmacy Technician IV - IV Therapy

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:


($3,000.00 Sign on Bonus paid in 3 installments, prorated for Part Time)

Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 6 months to be eligible.

Position Summary

We thrive at our ambulatory oncology practice because of the people and our shared dedication to provide our patients with compassionate care. It is unique to find a position where your team members collaborate and support each other to maximize functionality across multiple disciplines. We pride ourselves in creating the healthiest work environment possible and, as a result, we are able to achieve our ultimate goal of optimizing both patient care and patient experience.

Under the general supervision of a pharmacist, the technician performs a variety of technical and precise duties relating to medication preparation, storage, distribution, and disposition. The Advanced Outpatient Oncology Infusion Pharmacy Technician I functions at the highest level of the pharmacy technician career advancement program. This position requires an individual who functions independently and autonomously at all outpatient infusion sites. This individual performs the daily preparation of non-hazardous and hazardous parenteral injections for pediatric and adult patients. The position is also responsible for specialized medication procurement and inventory control of medications and non-medication supplies. This position serves as a technician leader, mentor, and trainer for other pharmacy technicians. . The position requires an ability to interpret pharmaceutical terminology including a wide variety of chemical compound names, quantification of medication needs based on prescribed dose, frequency, available dosage forms, and respond to inquiries regarding medication distribution from other healthcare professionals.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Education: High school diploma, GED, or Associate's Degree preferred.

License/Certifications: CphT certificate is required within one year of hire and must maintain certification. Currently licensed as a pharmacy technician in the State of Maine or currently eligible consistent with the current State of Maine Board of Pharmacy requirements.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a pharmacy, healthcare, or related area. New hires with greater than 5 years of experience will have 6 months to meet the essential functions of this role.

Able to meet requirements of sterile compounding as defined by USP 797 (media fill test and gloved fingertip sampling) within three months of hire.

Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Infusion Pharmacy Technician IV - IV Therapy, Professions , Portland, Maine

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