Option Care Health Lead Pharmacy Technician in St. Louis, Missouri
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Option Care Health, Inc. is the largest independent home and alternate site infusion services provider in the United States. With over 6,000 team members including 2,900 clinicians, we work compassionately to elevate standards of care for patients with acute and chronic conditions in all 50 states. Through our clinical leadership, expertise and national scale, Option Care Health is re-imagining the infusion care experience for patients, customers and employees.
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Job Description Summary:
A Lead Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacist with providing safe and appropriate pharmacy services to Option Care patients in accordance with the policies and procedures of Option Care, the state’s professional standards, and other regulatory entities. The Lead Pharmacy Technician works under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist and assists with the preparation, packing and delivery of products and services to Option Care patients. A Lead Pharmacy Technician is experienced in all aspects of medication compounding and plays a significant role in the coordination of patient services. In addition to regular responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, the lead is accountable for managing the day to day activities of the technician staff and evaluating their performance.
Job Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent)
Performs the following tasks in a correct and timely fashion under the supervision of a pharmacist. Contacts patients and/or caregivers to schedule a delivery and determine supply needs. Picks and packs medical supplies to fill patient orders. Accurately dispenses products in the computer system to generate a delivery ticket and/or prescription labels. Confirms delivery tickets after delivery.
Assists the pharmacist with the preparation and dispensing of medications and supplies using appropriate techniques and following Option Care policies and procedures. Accurately calibrates equipment. Assists with recording and maintaining pharmacy temperature and cleaning logs. Ensures that all pharmacy surfaces, laminar flow hoods and clean room are cleaned per Option Care policy. Understands and can perform basic pharmaceutical calculations in order to obtain correct doses of medications. Prepares medications under the supervision of a pharmacist so they are accurately compounded. Ensures that a licensed pharmacist properly checks all compounding and packing. Adheres to appropriate safety and quality assurance practices. Complies with state and federal laws.
Assists with product purchasing, inventory and equipment management. Orders the correct drug products from the wholesale company if requested. Knowledgeable of various vendors and where to get different supplies, medications and clean room needs. Verifies the accuracy of product orders received. Checks prices against contract and in the schedule of charges. Complies with the Option Care formulary. Cleans and tests infusion pumps. Assists with the system of tracking infusion pumps and medical equipment.
Speaks knowledgeably of the scope of services that are available through Option Care. Understands basic drug terminology and therapies/services provided. Understands other areas of Option Care and what scope of service the company has to offer.
Oversees the technician staff. Provides leadership to the technical support of the department. Provides consistent coverage for all technicians, maintains work schedules and coordinates time off for staff. Assists with performance evaluations and disciplinary documentation and participates in the recruitment process.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and proprietary information. Observes legal and ethical guidelines for safeguarding the confidentiality of patient and proprietary Option Care information. Understands and complies with HIPPA.
Participates in the process for assessing, managing, and reporting medication-related incidents and equipment error and/or failures. Accurately completes QAR forms and forwards them to the supervising pharmacist.
Assists with the training and supervision of new pharmacy technicians.
In all activities, complies with accreditation, legal, regulatory, and safety requirements.
Participates in on-call responsibilities of the pharmacy department if required.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
(i.e. hiring, recommending/approving promotions and pay increases, scheduling, performance reviews, discipline, etc.)
Basic Education and/or Experience
Two years Pharmacy Tech experience, with one year of Sterile Compounding/Clean Room experience.
State certification registration or licensure if required by state.
Basic Qualifications & Interests (BQIs)
Experience providing customer service to internal and external customers, including meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Basic email skills, internet explorer (sending, receiving, and organizing communications).
Basic Internet Explorer skills to include opening a browser, typing in URLs in the correct location, using a search engine, bookmarking a site, navigating using back/forward/stop buttons, and filling out forms online.
Experience in indirect management of team members, including assisting in the development, training and assignment of work/projects to other team members.
Travel Requirements: (if required)
Willing to travel up to 5 % of the time for business purposes.
Preferred Qualifications & Interests (PQIs)
Certification as a Pharmacy Technician as granted by the Board of Pharmacy
Access to a reliable means of transportation which will enable the incumbents to make home visits to treat/attend to their patients. If such means of transportation would include a personal vehicle, a valid driver’s license and a proof of insurance would be required.
This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company and department objectives, and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties.
Option Care Health subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, making employment available without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status according to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.
For over 40 years, Option Care Health has provided adult and pediatric patients with an alternative to hospital infusion therapy. With more than 2,900 clinical experts, Option Care Health is able to provide high-quality infusion services for nearly all patients with acute and chronic conditions across the United States, resulting in high quality outcomes at a significantly reduced cost. Option Care Health has more than 70 infusion pharmacies and 100 alternate treatment sites. We are guided by our purpose to provide extraordinary care that changes lives through a comprehensive approach to care along every step of the infusion therapy process including: intake coordination, insurance authorization, resources for financial assistance, education and customized treatments.