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Compounding Pharmacy Technician

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Employer:  Bluebonnet Apothecary Services
City:  Houston
State:  Texas (TX)
Position type:  Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY
Compounding experience is preferred but not required for this position.

Compounding pharmacy technician needed for a new compounding/specialty pharmacy. Applicant will have the opportunity to learn and develop the various aspects of professional pharmacy compounding with strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures. This position will be under the direct supervision of the pharmacist with an emphasis on the actual compounding of medications pursuant to a prescription. Direct communication with the prescriber and the patient is limited but may be required. This position has the potential to become a career pathway for the pharmacy technician who is competent, meticulous, efficient, organized, able to multi-task, communicate well, follow through, and who can thrive in a highly challenging and demanding environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compound and package prescribed medications, drugs, and other pharmaceuticals for patient care
  • Review calculations to assure accuracy before compounding
  • Assess ingredients to determine identity, purity, and strength
  • Appropriately document compounding activities and receive verification from a compounding pharmacist before completing compounding activities
  • Accurately weigh, measure, and mix ingredients during the compounding process
  • Follow quality assurance/control procedures
  • Ensure the proper disposal of hazardous wastes and drugs
  • Maintain and sanitize the compounding environment, equipment, and tools; .
  • Complete all necessary documentation associated with these activities
  • Pass applicable validations and evaluations
  • Label and package final products
  • Stock ingredients in accordance with storage requirements and remove expired products from shelves or other storage areas
  • Stock vials and other compounding supplies
  • Order ingredients and supplies
  • Assist with answering telephones directed to the compounding pharmacy

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced working environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines is essential
  • Ability to prioritize with little supervision
  • Knowledge and experience in a compounding/specialty pharmacy is preferred
  • Strong data entry skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work individually or in a team environment
  • Patient and understanding when dealing with patients and physicians is a must
  • Command of English and Spanish languages preferred

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience dealing with patient/customer service

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Certified and licensed pharmacy technician with TSBP required

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of those found in a typical pharmacy.

JOB DESCRIPTION STATUS

  • Other duties and responsibilities outside of the posted description may be assigned, as required. The Pharmacy holds the right to amend the job description to meet the requirements of the program.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

    • Competitive hourly pay
    • Full Health Benefits
 
Bluebonnet Apothecary Services
4712 Airline Dr STE F
Houston, TX 77022
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Expiration Date:  01/07/2015

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