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MD Anderson Cancer Center Advanced Pharmacy Technician - Specialty Pharmacy - 8a-4:30p in Houston, Texas

KEY FUNCTIONS Employee Training/Competency

*Demonstrates proficiency in area of expertise meeting accuracy and productivity standards

*Develop/maintain employee training program/materials

*Demonstrate competency in completion of assigned tasks and projects

*Understand workflow of a specialized pharmacy area

Quality Assurance/Improvement and Project Management

*Completes all assigned Quality Assurance and productivity reports including record keeping and appropriate follow up.

*Researches/monitors problems, initiates corrective action and follow through until challenge is resolved.

*Effectively communicate and establish a professional and harmonious relationship with the out-of-state hospital Cancer Network partnership.

*Appropriately designate prescription assignment within Epic according to pharmacy contractual network

*Develop, implement and/or support special projects throughout the institution

Retail Operations Workflow

*Manage prescription flow, count/pour correct drug into appropriately sized container, label container and prepare it for pharmacist verification.

*Correct all label errors and calculations prior to delivery to pharmacist.

*Appropriately identify patients using two patient identifiers to assure correct medication is delivered to correct patient.

*Manage patient wait time in line by determining course of action in dealing with financial issues.

*Follow ACHC specialty standard and are part of current accreditation process.

*Maintain assigned sections by checking expiration dates, clean and face shelves, remove partial bottles/liquids and return to stock bottles from shelves.

*Follow correct inventory procedure to prevent discrepancies.

*Demonstrate competency of all computer systems and applications used in the area.

*Demonstrate knowledge of all PBMs, third party prescription order entry, patient registration, and prescription reconciliation.

*Other duties as assigned


Technical/Functional Expertise

• Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possesses up-to-date knowledge in the profession.

• Provide technical expertise to others.

Team with Others

Encourage collaboration and input from all team members.

• Value the contributions of all team members.

• Balance individual and team goals.


Set high standards of performance.

• Pursue goals with energy and persistence.

• Drive for results and achievement.

Oral Communication

• Express ideas clearly

• Create an environment with open channels of communication.

Innovative Thinking

Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness.

Offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

Practice-Based Learning & Improvement

Employee participates in on-going learning and demonstrates application of it in his/her role.

Equipment Usage & Safety

• Employee maintains expectations for safety preparedness, including but not limited to: Orientation to new equipment, Employee Education Events, CPR training, and Fire drills.


Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. Possess an Associate's degree.


Required: Current Pharmacy Technician Registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) in good standing.

Experience: a minimum of 3 years' experience in pharmacy preferably in the retail setting.

Onsite Presence: Is Required

Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 166800

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 55,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 69,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 83,500

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No