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MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Pharmacy Technician - Woodlands - 10a-6:30p in Woodlands, Texas

Senior Tech Proficiencies

  1. Prepares investigational doses by reading the datasheet, follow protocol directions, care when admixing, documenting thoroughly on the investigational card for each drug. Ask for assistance from a pharmacist if needed.

  2. Demonstrates strong math skills for pharmacy calculations.

  3. Manages time efficiently by maintaining high productivity.

  4. Demonstrates system proficiency including, but not limited to BD Cato, Phacts, One Connect, and control access cabinets.

  5. Manages inventory through supply chain.

Inventory Management

  1. Monitors key inventory parameters to evaluate inventory usages including stock levels, shortages, and recalls. Takes appropriate actions and makes inventory adjustments as needed.

  2. Develops, implements and documents procedures related to receiving, shipping, transfers, returns of inventory, physical counts, ongoing cycle counts and loss prevention.

  3. Coordinates with appropriate supplier for acquisition and distribution of drugs/supplies, identified as supply problems. Communicates drug availability to staff.

  4. Communicates with other inventory areas to minimize waste.

  5. Maintains inventory security within the pharmacy area and monitors for appropriate use of all institutional resources.

  6. Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

  7. Follows standard operating procedures/safety standards (USP 797/800, NIOSH) when handling and wasting of hazardous drugs. Reports and documents chemotherapy spills.

  8. Completes pump assignments including replenishment, returns, cleaning and periodic maintenance (PM) monitoring (within 95% compliance).

  9. Restocks, loads, unloads and outdates automated dispensing cabinet inventory consistently and accurately.

  10. Provide floor stock inventory as needed.

IV Preparation

  1. Follows standard operating procedures/safety standards (USP 797/800/NIOSH) when handling, preparing, and waste disposal of hazardous drugs. Reports and documents chemotherapy spills. 2. Demonstrates the correct use of a closed system and

Daily Operational Duties

  1. Equipment maintenance, including BSC cleaning, stocking supplies, pump retrieval, scheduled QA assignments, cleaning of IV rooms and ante-room, inventory ordering, pyxis support as needed, and water bath and baxa repeater pump cleaning.

  2. Demonstrates technical proficiency and problem solving of carousel software, automated dispensing cabinets, BD CATO, OneConnect, procurement software, label printers and refrigerator monitoring, and other systems as needed.

  3. Successfully completes annual process validations as appropriate.

  4. Completes and maintains Tech-Check-Tech certification program as applicable.

Work Schedule Responsibilities

  1. Optimizes patient care and customer service by fulfilling all required operational responsibilities including staffing beyond shift as needed to complete all team assignments.

  2. Ability to flex schedule across areas and shifts based on operational needs.

COMPETENCIES Develop Oneself - Pursue learning and self-development; actively seek feedback; transfer learning into next steps; set high standards of performance; drive for results and achievement. Self-Adaptability - Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and

rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility. Technical/Functional Expertise - Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Certificate from an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program.

Certification : Current Pharmacy Technician Registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP), with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

Preferred Certification: ACPE Sterile Products Certification

Experience: Two years pharmacy technician experience in a hospital, infusion center or retail pharmacy

Preferred Experience : IV sterile preparation experience, ACPE IV Sterile Products Competency, Pharmacy experience training staff and experience in a leadership role

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: 167443

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Day/Evening

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 48,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 60,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 72,500

  • 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