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Job: Senior Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Columbia, MD

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Challenge can often be it's own reward. But why settle for just being challenged when you can also be nurtured, mentored and supported in building an impact and fast paced career? With UnitedHealth Group you can have all of the above, everyday. Here at OptumRX, a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we've earned the trust of more than 64 million people who rely on us for the prescription drugs that improve their health and lifestyles. And here's where you come in. Along the way, you'll discover the training, support and career opportunities you'd expect from a Fortune 6 leader.

Under supervision of Lead Pharmacy Technician and / or Pharmacy Director, performs designated technical and clerical tasks associated with the preparation, labeling and dispensing of medications, including sterile admixtures and prepackaged or unit dose drugs. In addition, performs designated tasks regarding pharmacy quality control, management of pharmacy records, inventory control and preparation of orders for drugs.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Completes patient orders by selecting medications as indicated on the patient medication profile; assists in preparing and labeling of intravenous medication orders including total parenteral nutrition products using proper sterile and aseptic technique.
  • Places medications in designated area for pharmacist to check, sends/delivers medications as required.
  • Is knowledgeable with regard to the proper use and handling of hazardous medications.
  • Compounds and handles hazardous medications in accordance with established guidelines and regulations (i.e. USP 797)
  • Answers phones in a courteous and timely manner.
  • Attends to customers in a timely manner.
  • Assists in preparation of stat items investigating and preparing missing medications and serves as a bridges between the customer and the pharmacist
  • Reorders as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies.
  • Receives, checks in and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler and other vendors
  • Compounds specialty drug products.
  • Uses aseptic technique when compounding sterile drug products.
  • Completes accurate documentation of items compounded and repackaged.
  • Performs quality control activities related to sterile compounding and the clean room per company policy
  • Is familiar with, and strives to meet, various guidelines and recommendations as put forth by various governing bodies. For example, completes documentation of refrigerator temperatures, IV hood cleaning, equipment maintenance and other activities as required.
  • Works to ensure compliance with accreditation standards, State, Federal, OSHA and other regulatory standards.
  • Follows all agency department policy and procedures.
  • Ensures each admission meets admission criteria
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned by Pharmacy management.
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher) or equivalent work experience
  • State of Maryland Pharm Tech License
  • 2+ years of IV compounding experience obtained in specialty pharmacy or home infusion.
  • Proficiency with computer and Windows PC applications including ability to navigate and learn new and complex computer system application
  • Experience with aseptic technique.
Soft Skills
  • Must be able to communicate and problem solve effectively with all educational levels and with a variety of professional disciplines as well as with patients, families, staff and physicians.
  • Must possess both verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and problem solving skills.
  • Requires independent thinking, excellent communication, listening, writing, and analytical skills.
  • Requires strong organizational, operational and time management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Must be able to solve mathematical problems.
Physical Requirements:
  • Have the manual dexterity, eye hand coordination, fine and gross motor skills and tactile abilities to perform such functions as necessary to scope of practice.
  • Be capable of working with highly technical equipment.
  • Lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally.
  • Bend, stand, walk, squat, reach and stretch frequently.

Careers with AxelaCare. Discover a health services career that encourages your professional growth while delivering steadfast commitment to exceptional patient care. That's what you discover at AxelaCare. We were founded by a close group of medical professionals in Lenexa, KS to provide patient-focused, state of the art home infusion services for acute, hemophilia and Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) therapies. Today we collaborate with leading doctors to develop breakthrough technologies for patient outcomes assessment; and we recently joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies. It all reinforces our commitment to empowering people in the pursuit and delivery of exceptional patient care, and creating personalized career paths to discovering your life's best work.SM

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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