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JOB DESCRIPTION/JOB POSTING ID: 116832
RECRUITER: Amy Donnelly, email@example.com
CLINIC: Mile High Oncology
SCHEDULE: This is a full time position requiring 40 hours per week
Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.
This position is responsible for the management of the drug automated distribution system (Pyxis System), answers all questions and issues concerning the system. The Pyxis System Supervisor will be responsible for the ordering and maintaining of all drugs and supplies needed for the oncology practice, sensitive to cost and meeting the yearly drug budget. The coordinator will be responsible for mixing chemotherapy daily for all treatment patients and will also assist in drug prior authorizations with insurance companies. The coordinator will demonstrate technical skill level in utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to, calculations, aseptic technique and cytotoxic drug precautions in compliance with hospital regulations.
Minimum Education Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent
National Pharmacy Technician Certification
Minimum Experience Requirements
Minimum of three years Chemometherapy drug mixing experience.
Completion of an Accredited Technician training course
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Ensures Accurate and Reliable Medication Preparation
Accurately and in a timely manner prepares and manages medications to ensure availability of ordered drugs.
Checks clinic medications for outdates, overstock, and proper storage on a monthly basis to ensure the use of high quality medications
Maintains cost effective inventory of bulk items, utilizing soon to expire items quickly, and decreasing overstock of inventory
Demonstrates technical skill level in utilizing a variety of pharmaceutical competencies including, but not limited to, calculations, aseptic technique and cytotoxic drug properties
Pyxis MedStation Inventory Management
Utilizes available technology to oversee the tracking and removal of outdated medications from the Pyxis automated cabinetry and carts.
Utilizes medication wholesaler online order system to order medications.
Knowledgeable of available reporting tools to ensure contract compliance and assess utilization.
Monitors and adjusts inventory levels of each medication in order to ensure adequate supply and good stewardship of resources by minimizing inventory costs.
Enhances the safety of the medication delivery process by considering safe practice recommendations when designing storage layout for sound-a-like/look-a-like and high-risk medications.
Serves as focal point of contact for medication preparation, ordering, and inventory related questions.
Answers all questions and issues concerning the system and appropriately refer in-house concerns to the clinic management or hospital pharmacy director.
Coordinate the implementation of new Pyxis equipment and software, working with the Pyxis Application Specialist.
Demonstrates troubleshooting skills and knowledge in addressing a wide range of equipment malfunctions in a timely manner.
Identifies problems that require referral to the Pyxis Service Center and coordinate communication with appropriate service personnel.
Serves as an education resource for existing staff regarding safe medication practices, chemotherapy preparations, proper use of PPE, and Pyxis equipment issues.
Participates in the orientation of new staff to the Pyxis equipment.
Assists pharmacy and clinic leadership in the development of competency tools for the staff.
Demonstrates Professionalism and Sound Critical Thinking
Alerts pharmacy director, nurse coordinator, or practice management of immediate problems requiring corrective action in a timely manner
Screens nursing and physician inquiries and phone calls by directing to appropriate staff member to ensure accurate and timely communication
Resolves problems associated with personal computer software and continually grows in knowledge and understanding of such.
Attains professional growth by attending or participating in a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education annually
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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