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Covenant Health PHARM TECH ADV-CHEMO in Knoxville, Tennessee

Overview

Adv-Chemo Pharmacy Tech, Thompson Oncology Infusion Services

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

Travel required

Covenant Health is the region’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals (http://www.covenanthealth.com/hospitals/) , outpatient and specialty services (http://www.covenanthealth.com/services/) , and Covenant Medical Group (http://www.covenantmedicalgroup.org/) , our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned integrated healthcare delivery system and the area’s largest employer. Our more than 11,000 employees, volunteers, and 1,500 affiliated physicians are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the more than two million patients and families we serve every year. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named a Forbes “Best Employer” seven times.

Thompson is a leader in chemotherapy services and provides patients proven, drug-based treatments and the latest clinical trial medicines (https://www.covenanthealth.com/thompson-oncology-group/clinical-trials/) . Our team of board-certified oncologists (http://covenanthealth.com/thompson-oncology-group) and certified nurse practitioners deliver on-site medical oncology care and treatment at six infusion centers throughout our region.

Position Summary:Under the direct supervision of the pharmacist, performs functions pertaining to the dispensing of chemotherapy medications. Technical functions are expanded to include IV process proficiency, problem solving skills, admixture of hazardous medications and quality improvement involvement. Leadership skills are required to include demonstrated written and verbal communication that supports the overall objectives of the department.

If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Sarah Grey ||sgrey1@covhlth.com|| 865-374-5271

Responsibilities

  • Performs all position accountabilities and performance criteria for level I and level II technicians.

  • Assists the pharmacist in the training of technicians in levels I and II.

  • Initiates and/or coordinates improvement activities as appropriate.

  • Assists in the implementation of new projects including the development of policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the oncology population served.

  • Accurately performs calculations to prepare, compound and dispense chemotherapy medications.

  • Assists pharmacists in preparing compounds, chemotherapy, and intravenous medications upon physician's orders.

  • Responsible for pharmaceutical inventory stocking, restocking and management of chemotherapy medications and supplies; reconciles invoices.

  • Maintains clean and safe operation of biological safety cabinets by performing daily hood cleaning/decontamination.

  • Maintains clean and safe operation of the facility’s clean rooms by performing monthly air and surface testing for microbial surveillance. Exhibits understanding of the gauges used to read the air pressure of the negative pressure room, positive pressure room, and ante room and the proper action needed if readings are outside acceptable levels.

  • Responsible for appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the preparation of chemotherapy agents.

  • Adheres to the guidelines for safe handling of hazardous waste (Chemotherapy Hazardous Waste Spill Policy).

  • Maintains Investigational Drug supply with strict adherence to regulatory requirements.

  • Enhances professional growth and development through reviews of current literature and participation in educational programs, in-services, meetings, and workshops. Participates in training sessions for each new oncology medication that enters the market and/or study drugs as applicable.

  • Attends meetings as required and participates on committees as directed.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years experience in the storage, handling, and disposal of chemotherapy drugs or two (2) years experience with State approved certification. Preferred: P harmacy experience and computer data entry skills are desirable . Chemotherapy experience preferred.

Licensure Requirement:

The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy requires newly hired probationary employees to be licensed by the end of their first 90 days of hire and to maintain their Technician License in active status thereafter.

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Job Title PHARM TECH ADV-CHEMO

ID 3938931

Facility Thompson Oncology Group

Department Name INFUSION SVS AT TCSC

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