Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Assists pharmacists with daily pharmacy operations in a supportive role, under the pharmacists direct supervision and performs advanced duties including assisting with training of new staff and expanded quality assurance and reporting duties including assisting with some of the dispensing and managing of drug studies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares and compounds sterile parenteral products including cytotoxic and hazardous medications using proper aseptic technique, assuring continuous quality control during medication preparation. Performs required calculations, verification of doses.
Assists with accurate order processing, preparation, labeling and dispensing of patient take-home and oral medications; includes timely delivery of study medications to nursing staff and patients.
Assists with Study Site Initiation Visits (SIV), Interim Monitor Visits, study close out visits and audits.� Assembles materials needed by pharmacist for visits (reviewed order sets, copies of sponsor materials, copies of log sheets, compounding sheets, temperature logs, and any other required documents or records).
Assists the pharmacy purchasing specialist with commercial drug and supply purchases and assists with inventory control and management.
Assists with daily study drug operations including drug ordering (initial orders and reorders); assist with inventory management (includes assisting with reports); receive, unpack and confirm daily study drug shipments, including confirmation using IVRS systems; assists with study drug destructions, returns and quarantine of drug and all related reports or documentation (include patient returns of oral study drugs).
Assists with training of staff (technicians and student interns) on proper technique and procedures for drug preparation and drug dispensing and software use.
Assists with dispensing of study and commercial drugs to satellites; maintaining quarterly and monthly dispensing reports (includes records from all sites).
Assists with home infusion program including managing supplies, reports, drug preparation and drug dispensing.
Assists with quality assurance monitoring programs including temperature monitoring and documentation; IV hood cleaning documentation and IV hood certification; checking expiration dates; remove/return expired drugs and managing drug recalls.
Assists with clerical duties in pharmacy including arranging and labeling bins for drugs, preparing drug binders, checking IDS emails, filing of records and documents, participation in continuing education programs, seminars, and all required training and certifications to maintain job status and/or pharmacy licensure as required by law.
Assists with management (restocking, update user list, password assignment, checking for expired drugs, etc.) of automated dispensing machines.
Equivalent of completion of high school diploma or GED; 5 or more years of experience in pharmacy operations; IV admixtures and cytotoxic drug handling and general pharmacy experience.
Current Missouri Pharmacy Technician License; Maintains current certification from PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) and Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Experience with drug studies or investigational drug handling.
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (or classes taken toward either).
Pharmacy experience including IV admixture experience with demonstrated ability to ensure accurate drug dispensing; safe handling and preparation of cytotoxic and hazardous drugs; basic computer skills including typing; basic pharmacy skills.
Must be able to understand and follow complex written or verbal instructions.
Effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to organize time and work independently; able to handle confidential material.
The hiring range for this position is $17.58 - $21.98 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please upload the following medical license/certification requirements: MO and/or IL (whichever is applicable)
NP, PA, or note when taking boards
Any additional license or certifications you may have
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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