Chemotherapy Prep Technician-Gallatin TN Tennessee Oncology Gallatin

Title Chemotherapy Prep Technician-gallatin Tn
Date 2020
Company Tennessee Oncology
City Gallatin

Short Description :

Professionally certified pharmacy technician Maintain an accurate and organized record of all transactions occurring in the mixing room Notifies RN if technician has ,…

Full Description :

Salary Grade: 113
Location: Gallatin TN
FT/PT Status: Regular Full Time
Days: MondayFriday
Hours: 8:004:30
Responsibilities / Essential Functions: **This position is not open to any outside services***
To safely and aseptically prepare chemotherapy and other medications for patients, manage the Nucleus system; maintain an accurate and organized record of all transactions occurring in the mixing room.
  • The technician will be responsible for all duties of preparing and dispensing of medication.
  • Mixes chemotherapy and biologics only within the biological safety cabinet (BSC) using proper aseptic technique.
  • Follows clean room guidelines and accurately prepares IV solutions and other sterile products.
  • Maintains accuracy in processing orders to ensure that all orders are processed and dispensed in a timely manner.
• Checks all orders for completeness of information. Verifies patient information and proper physician authorization. • Interprets the appropriateness of a medication order before preparing the medication.
  • Evaluates critical patient information prior to beginning admixture according to policy and procedure.
o Checks all orders for insurance approval before admixing.
o Calculates cycle and day to ensure patient receiving on correct treatment day.
o Reviews and checks CBC results prior to pulling medications from Nucleus. Notifies RN if technician has questions regarding CBC values.
o Recalculates drug dose as a verifier.
o Calculates correct dosage volumes.
o Selects appropriate diluents.
  • Mixes chemotherapy and other drugs accurately as ordered by physician using appropriate aseptic technique and following policies and procedures. All chemotherapy orders must be verified with a nurse.
o Prepares chemotherapy in a syringe. Places label on syringe. Places syringe beside of appropriate bag for RN to validate accuracy.
o RN will verify the medication order, medication, dose, and amount of drug in syringe prior to adding to diluent and before distribution of any medication.
o After validation by RN has occurred, the medication will be placed in the diluent bag.
o The completed label will be appropriately affixed to the bag or syringe as appropriate.
o The technician will then initial the bag and distribute according to clinic guidelines.
  • Dispense medications following the organization's policies and procedures. Places all medications in a transport bag for dispensing to the nursing staff.
  • Prepares continuous infusion pumps setting the pumps according to physician orders.
o The RN will verify the settings prior to the pump being distributed.
  • Maintains CADD pump log, cleaning of pump and cleaning of the pump pack for next use.
  • Performs all daily and monthly Nucleus duties as outlined in the Nucleus policy and procedure manual.
  • Inventories all medications at the end of each work day.
  • Utilizes the Pharmacy Report to assist with maintaining appropriate 2 day level of target drugs for your clinic.
• Maintains indigent patient drug program for assigned clinic. • Properly documents patient information in EMR.
  • Generates and reviews daily clinical reports and channels to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains all clinical logs.
  • Assists the nursing staff, as necessary, with the stocking of supplies, clinic organization, clean-up, etc.
  • Assists to provide orientation and training to newly hired pharmacy technicians.
  • Keeps work area and equipment clean and neat.
  • Aseptically cleans the BSC at the beginning and end of each shift, and in the event of a drug spill, according to policy and procedure.
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as outlined in the policy and procedure manual.
  • Properly disposes all waste materials used when mixing chemo or non-chemo.
  • Cleans BSC daily or as stated in policy and procedures.
  • Knowledgeable about the appropriate use of PPE and chemotherapy spill kits in the event of a cytotoxic spill.
  • Follows all safety standards for handling chemotherapy and hazardous drugs.
  • Maintains current technician certification.
  • Provides documentation of attendance of at least one seminar on aseptic preparation of parenteral products and on safe handling of cytotoxic drugs annually.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: •Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients and other employees.
  • Ability to build rapport with patients to deliver exceptional direct patient care
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Must be patient service oriented
Qualifications & Requirements: •A professionally certified pharmacy technician.
  • Chemotherapy admixture experience preferred but not required.
Physical Requirements: •Must be willing and able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to satellite clinics when necessary.
  • Floats to other clinics as needed.

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