IV Compounding Technician

GWU Medical Faculty Associates
Washington, DC
Sep 23, 2020
Oct 01, 2020
Full Time
Position Summary To proficiently perform routine IV technician duties, including preparation of chemotherapy, proper documentation, purchasing, inventory control and maintenance of IV compounding equipment. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following . To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.Receipt of all medication orders for the infusion center.Reviews all orders to verify dose and administration instructions, and notifies the physician, nursing manager for any questionable orders before preparation.Transcription of orders to patient profile in automated dispensing unit (Lynx Mobile)Preparation of intravenous medications (including but not limited to chemotherapy and biologics) using sterile technique and safe handling practice for hazardous drugs.Maintains list of drugs that are hazardous (per NIOSH) and implements closed system mixing and dispensing of those productsMaintains database of MSDS for all infusion drugsResponsible for maintenance of IV compounding equipment, including, but not limited to hood certification.Label all medication in accordance with departmental policies and federal/local regulationsResponsible for double checking all doses prepared and dispensed with another technician, physician, nurse or pharmacist.Maintenance of automated dispensing unit, including, but not limited to:Maintenance of patient profilesMaintenance of drug profilesMaintenance of label databaseMaintains the daily practice inventory and orders all pharmaceuticals and supplies; verifies all shipping invoices and refills the automated dispensing unit daily. Responsible for maximizing discounts based on current contracts and for pursuing additional contracts to secure lowest drug pricing available.Anticipates potential problems with inventory and is proactive in the effort to prevent them; notifies the Nurse Manager and Physicians of any product issues or shortagesResponsible for the following reimbursement related issues:Daily review of drug superbills Qualifications EducationHigh school graduation required, two years college training is desirable, completion of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Training Program, with verification of certificationExperience Two years of verified experience as a Pharmacy Technician in a hematology/oncology physician practice preferred