Work Days: Monday - Friday with occasional weekend hours
Department: Pharmacy Management Staff
Job Type: Full time
Work Shift: Day
Union Name: Non Union
At Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), the pharmacy department has the best of both worlds - an innovative academic environment in a community hospital setting and an outpatient setting. The pharmacy department at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a dynamic department with cutting edge clinical services and state of the art automation and technology. We utilize EPIC for our Electronic Health Record (EHR), Pyxis technology for dispensing and have bedside bar coding implemented in all inpatient areas. All of the services we provide are performed with a focus on optimizing clinical outcomes and patient safety, increasing patient satisfaction and improving the financial sustainability of the organization.
Summary: Within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures, the Specialist, Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the day-to-day support of departmental operations. Primary, essential job functions include maintenance and support of departmental software systems, oversight of medication ordering for all campuses, inventory control and the training of technical staff. A commitment to patient safety, customer satisfaction, efficient/effective use of resources, teamwork, innovation, and performance improvement is required.
Conducts Sterile Products compounding training for all new qualified employees and eligible students.
Conducts Hazardous IV Products compounding training for all eligible employees (all pharmacists and full-time certified technicians).
Conducts abbreviated Sterile Products training for students ineligible for full training
Coordinates and conducts annual Sterile Products competency for all trained staff
Coordinates and conducts annual Hazardous Compounding competency for all trained staff
Assigning of all sterile products assignments in HealthStream prior to beginning training
Evaluation of new products and ensure approved products are available at both campuses
Prepares and administers annual Sterile Compounding assessment exam to all trained staff.
Prepares and administers calculations exam to all technician/student trainees to evaluate skills prior to beginning Sterile Products training.
Work with Pharmacy Directors and Managers to develop and updatein Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) related to sterile compounding and IV room related tasks.
Work with Pharmacy Directors and Managers to develop and maintain department IV room Master Formulation records.
Perform and coordinate process for bi-annual Wipe Sampling for each sterile compounding area.
Works with Sterile Products team to coordinate training schedule. Notifies each site Manager of the finalized schedule.
Continually monitors USP & regulations and prepares for upcoming changes.
Other information: Education: High school diploma or G.E.D certificate is required. Associates or Bachelors degree preferred. Certification: Completion of a Board of Pharmacy approved certifying body pharmacy technician certification examination is required. Registration: Must have a current technician registration in good standing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy or be eligible for registration in MA.
Work Experience: Minimum of five (5) years experience as a pharmacy technician is required or three (3) years with a college degree. Experience with pharmacy software, Pharmacy automation, USP and USP ..
In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.