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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA EB18 - Pharmacy Technician II - Compounding Pharmacy in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose : The Pharmacy Technician II reports to the Pharmacy Coordinator. The Compounding Pharmacy Technicians provide support to the MUSC Pharmacy Services ICCE through the provision of compounding services which include its inventory management of raw materials and compounded items, compounding and repackaging activities, and related departmental activities and services.

The Compounding Pharmacy Technicians provide support to the MUSC Pharmacy Services ICCE through the provision of compounding services which include its inventory management of raw materials and compounded items, compounding and repackaging activities, and related departmental activities and services.

I. Job Responsibility

-Compound extemporaneous preparations and dosage forms according to MUSC formulary standard and needs of the MUSC Pharmacy ICCE including but not limited to non-sterile, sterile, hazardous and repackaging processes. These are demonstrated by but not limited to those listed in Success Criteria.

I. Success Criteria

-Prepares compounded preparations utilizing proven compounding techniques and skill under the supervision of the compounding pharmacist -Prepares non-sterile compounds according to policies, procedures, equipment and facilities.

-Maintains all records in a complete and accurate manner. Records include but are not limited to controlled substance, batch, dispensing and investigational drugs.

-Participates in group quality initiatives for verification and procedural improvements -Accurately enters compounding and repackaging information into the compounding computer system according to formulation and physician order, including tablet repackaging information, expirations dates and lot or NDC numbers.

-Prepares sterile dosage forms accurately with demonstration of the highest levels of aseptic skill and mastery -Prepares and critiques accuracy of product label.

-Participates in the completion of testing criteria per formulation -Prepares hazardous sterile and non-sterile preparations and dosage units using approved protective techniques -Prepares compounded preparations with accuracy and skill utilizing automated compounding equipment -Prepares extemporaneous dosage forms for strengths of medications not commercially available. Draws oral unit dose liquids according to orders and department policy.

-Participates in the safe use, maintenance, and credentialing of equipment and facilities, i.e. hoods, refrigerators and other equipment according to policies

II. Job Responsibility

Effectively fills request for compounded preparations for the pharmacies of the MUSC Pharmacy ICCE as demonstrated by but not limited to those listed in Success Criteria.

II. Success Criteria

-Prepares medication request according to approved procedural methods under the supervision of the compounding pharmacist -Cooperates with the approving pharmacist to insure quality of the preparation -Prepares request accurately -Prepares request according to the timeliness of the request prioritizing the quality of the compounded preparation -Participates in the delivery and storage requirements for safe effective use -Maintain all records in a complete and accurate manner. Records include but are not limited to controlled substance, batch, dispensing, and investigational drugs.

-Participates in activities to insure secure control substances and hinder diversion

-Participates in quality initiatives to insure accurate dispensing -Receives and services orders and requests in a courteous and helpful manner using approved techniques.

-Maintains appropriate levels of inventory within pharmacy stock to insure timeliness of compounding activities.

-Places orders to the wholesaler, Distribution Center or other supply area using cost to the department, availability, and urgency as considerations in buying decisions.

-Comply with departmental policies and procedures on procurement, inventory management, and inventory rotation and stewardship -Receive stock orders and places the orders on the shelves neatly and accurately insuring proper storage and environmental conditions -Insures inventory by checking for expired drugs and appropriate counts -Completes order reconciliation of order including controlled substances and documentation -Participates in departmental commutation and answering of the telephone in a helpful and courteous manner.

III. Job Description

-Performs other duties as assigned.

-Participates in other activities which insure support the mission of MUSC Compounding Center. These are described but not limited to those listed in Success Criteria.

III. Success Criteria

-Insure compliance with regulatory standards of the South Carolina State Board of Pharmacy, USP, Joint Commission, DEA, and etc.

-Follows USP 795, 797, and 800 guidelines for maintaining workspace in both sterile (hazardous & nonhazardous) and nonsterile (hazardous & nonhazardous) preparation areas -Maintains proper records for activities, environments, rooms & equipment maintenance per paper and software recordkeeping tools -Coordinates the regular processing of compounded products for Sterility testing and the recording and filing of results -Participates in staff training, cross training, precepting, staff development, and compliance activities like new hire training, FIT testing, and documentation -Perform other related duties as assigned -Maintain a clean and organized work area -Removes clutter from work areas & helps maintain minimal files on hand -Complete environmental monitoring and documents accordingly.

-Assist in orientation, training and cross-training of new and existing personnel in assigned areas.

-Actively participate in process improvement and quality assurance.

-Provide support for other departments as needed

Minimum Training and Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy (SCBOP) and national certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) is required and must be maintained.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job function while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job function while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Frequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job function from kneeling positions. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to crawl while performing job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift /lower objects from floor level to height of 36 inches, to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches overhead 50 lbs. unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with corrections. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) Ability to use automated mixing equipment. (Continuous) Ability to work overtime as required. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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