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Employment Type:
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Posted:
5/11/2019
Job Category:
Pharmacy
Research Pharmacy Technician
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Banner Health | Gilbert, AZ
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Job Description

A position in a Banner Health pharmacy is one you can look forward to. Join an engaging environment of full service, high technology and experience a wide variety of responsibilities. You'll also see how important a pharmacy job is to our ability to make life easier for our patients. Come enjoy great challenges and build both your knowledge of the field and your analytical skills.

Bring your passion for oncology patient care to our mission to prevent and cure cancer. As an oncology pharmacy technician, you will be part of a growing program on the forefront of Cancer Treatment and Research. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (BMDACC) offers world-class cancer care. As a leader in oncology, we take our research from the laboratory to the clinic, offering cutting edge therapies not available elsewhere, including Phase 1 clinical trials.

The infusion pharmacy at BMDACC is responsible for providing amazing pharmaceutical services for outpatient clinic patients. This outstanding position is a pharmacy technician III role at BMDACC which will be dedicated to research (Research Pharmacy Technician). The clinical research pharmacy technician will be responsible for the provision of pharmaceutical care for oncology patients as a member of the marvelous Investigational Pharmacy Service (IPS). Additional remarkable benefits include the opportunity to receive CEUs.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

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About Banner Gateway Medical Center

Experience innovative technology and exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner Health's state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center. With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative resources you need to provide your patients with the best care possible. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™- recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a 37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Key specialties include oncology, obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing community we serve.

About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Located in Gilbert, Ariz. (the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients - both inpatient and outpatient - and has also brought leading oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care. Our capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and much more. Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the bedside nurse with patient care.

About Banner Health

Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position will work under the supervision of the pharmacist. This individual performs routine duties in packaging, distribution and record keeping of pharmaceutical supplies. Assists in preparing compounded and intravenous medications, total parenteral nutrition products, and chemotherapy agents. Consistently demonstrates an ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives, and choose the appropriate course of action. May work with the pharmacist in processing physician orders for medications by entering information in to the medication management system in an unverified status. May perform supervisory functions as related to workflow and/or function as the responsible individual in specialty function or area (such as automated dispensing technology, controlled substances, or satellite pharmacy). Educates, trains, and oversees the activities of the Technician, Technician II, Technician Externs, and Volunteers. Encourages and is instrumental in the training and orientation of new employees. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients being served.

Essential Functions

* Selects and/or prepares medications, under direct supervision, as indicated on the patient medication orders. Places medications in patient boxes or in designated area for pharmacist to check, sends/delivers medications to nursing units as required. May investigate missing medication requests. Charges/credits patients for medications and intravenous solutions as appropriate. Restocks unused and credited returned medications. May also prepare the daily bank deposit and financial reports, maintain databases and troubleshoot automated technology malfunctions.


* Attends to customers and answers telephones in a courteous and timely manner. Serves as a liaison between the customer and the pharmacist. May also take requests for prescription refills and obtain necessary authorizations.


* Identifies medications and other items for reorder as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. Receives, checks-in, and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler and other vendors. Assesses practical ways to deal with shorted items and short-dated or unusable items.


* Compounds specialty drug products. Repackages bulk medications into unit of use packaging. Completes accurate documentation of items compounded and repackaged.


* Assists in preparing and labeling of intravenous medication orders including total parenteral nutrition products and chemotherapy products using proper sterile and aseptic technique.


* Performs quality control activities such as monthly nursing unit checks and pharmacy section checks in a timely manner. Completes documentation on refrigerator temperatures, intravenous hood cleaning, and equipment maintenance activities as required.


* Coordinates and assists in supervising the work flow of the Pharmacy Technician I, Pharmacy Technician II, Technician Externs and Volunteers. Assists the Technician Supervisor with training and completing performance appraisals. Ensures technician staff adherence to departmental policies and procedures. Assists in scheduling to assure staffing is at appropriate levels and is responsible for filling in during absences. Responsible for the operation of a specialty area.


* May use automated dispensing technology or requisition to restock medications to nursing and ancillary areas after they are checked by a pharmacist. When allowed by law and policy, and upon completion of proper training/competency assessment, may restock automated dispensing technology using barcode scanning verification devices. Restocks medications to all areas outside automated dispensing technology which may include but not be limited to trays, code carts and emergency boxes. Adds users to the automatic dispensing technology database as per policy. Investigates discrepancies in automated dispensing technology.



Minimum Qualifications

Requires pharmacy technician licensure (where applicable) and active pharmacy technician certification OR Pharmacy Intern licensure in the state of practice.May be required to possess a valid drivers license and be eligible for coverage under the companys auto insurance policy.

Must demonstrate 1 to 2 years experience performing in a pharmacy technician role. Must possess good organizational, problem solving and computer skills. Must have good written and verbal communication skills for interfacing with all levels of staff, physicians, patients and other contacts.

Must have knowledge of computer software, particularly medication management information system software, Microsoft applications and Automated dispensing systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Pharmacy technician experience and supervisory experience preferred. Additional training in specialty areas (such as automatic dispensing technology, controlled substances and satellite pharmacy) preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

About Banner Health

Based in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country. Banner offers 19 hospitals, six long-term care centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care services and home medical equipment services, in eight western states , Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. In addition to basic emergency and medical services, Banner Health medical centers offer a variety of specialized services, including heart care, cancer treatment, delivery of high-order multiple births, organ transplants, bone marrow transplants, rehabilitation services, and behavioral health services. Banner Health is also involved in cutting-edge research aimed at helping patients suffering from some of the most serious diseases and conditions, including spinal cord injuries and Alzheimer's disease.