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Oncology Pharmacy Technician

To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the routes that got us here. Whether our path is clinical or not, we all came to find balance and meaning in our lives within the work we are passionate about and the adventures we live.

Vail Health has become the world’s most advanced mountain healthcare system. Our updated 520,000-square-foot hospital opened in December 2020.  This state-of-the-art facility provides exceptional care to all of our patients, with the most beautiful views in the area, located centrally in Vail.

Pay Range: Min: $21.49 Max: $32.23. Pay is based upon relevant education and experience.
 
POSITION PURPOSE:
Working under the direction of the on-site pharmacist, supports the pharmacist in the daily operations of the oncology pharmacy, including checking the patient schedule to prepare for needed therapies, compounding sterile preparations, ordering, receiving, and restocking supplies, entering medication charges and credits.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  1. Accurately and in a timely manner fill medication orders, replenish Pyxis MedStations. This involves ensuring proper storage and security. Empty return and waste bins according to policy.
  2. Accurately prepare IV admixtures or other sterile preparations as per policy.
  3. Take a leadership role in ordering drugs and supplies and with the receiving, storing, and rotating of stock to maintain appropriate inventory levels.
  4. Adhere to USP <797> and USP <800> logs, cleaning, testing, and preparation standards per policy.
  5. Follows Vail Health safety protocols in dealing with radiation, toxic chemicals, biological hazards, heat, noise, dust and stress.
  6. Monitor the routine inventory control of all controlled medications in the C-II safe complying with all regulatory and compliance agencies. Resolve Pyxis discrepancies in a timely manner.
  7. Answer phones and interact with callers. Respond to service requests by other departments in a respectful and timely manner.
  8. Maintain competencies by attending departmental training opportunities and completing assignments in computer-based learning programs.
  9. Enter patient charges and credits daily, and complete interdepartmental billing by the 5th of each month and submit to Accounting. Includes the submission of approved invoices for processing.
  10. Schedule technician personnel to cover required shifts monthly.
  11. Role models the principles of a Just Culture and Organizational Values.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
 
Experience:
  • One year of Pharmacy Technician experience required.
  • Two years of sterile compounding experience preferred.
License(s):
  • State of Colorado Pharmacy Technician Certification (PHAT) Required.
Certification(s):
  • N/A
Computer / Typing:
  • Must be adept at typing and using various computer programs. Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
 
Education:
  • N/A

 

Benefits at Vail Health 

  • Competitive Wages & Family Benefits: Competitive wages, parental leave, housing programs and childcare reimbursement to support the cost of living in a mountain community.
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits: Top-quality health care package including vision, dental and medical with options of flexible spending and health savings accounts.
  • Education Assistance: We are proud to offer tuition and student loan assistance programs.
  • Paid Time Off: Roughly five weeks in your first year of employment and continues to grow each year.
  • Retirement & Supplemental Insurance: 403(b) Retirement plan with matching potential, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and more.
  • Recreation Benefits, Wellness & More: Recreation discounts, pet insurance and a $1,000 annual wellness reimbursement program.

 

As a condition of employment, Vail Health requires COVID-19 vaccination of all clinical and non-clinical staff.

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