Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy IV Technician in Lonetree, Colorado

Assists in the provision of drug therapy through compounding infusion of medications, antigen injections, chemotherapy and related supplies; related information system update; and inventory and storage of related supplies and medications. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares infusion medications, under the supervision of a pharmacist according to accepted sterile compounding procedures. Enters medication and patient demographics into information system according to procedure. Completes the process in accordance with standards, and coordinates delivery of medication.

  • Places orders, restocks shelves, compiles monthly cost statistics, and completes medication audits according to schedule.

  • Maintains and tracks equipment used in the administration of infusion therapies.

  • Assists I.V. Pharmacy supervisor and pharmacists in providing instruction to others (e.g., students, new employees, rotating employees).

  • Provides staffing support to other KP Pharmacies as needed. Assists with special projects and related activities as assigned.

  • Candidate must rotate to all IV locations (Rock Creek, Oncology, Franklin Oncology, Englewood Infusion Center, Franklin Outpatient pharmacy, and Home IV Pharmacy (CSS).

  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • One (1) year of work experience compounding sterile IV medications under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Education

  • High School graduation or equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Must be PTCB certified.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to perform basic calculations required to determine compounding procedures for specific IV medications.

  • Must pass an internal USP <797> calculations test (-75%).

  • Ability to prepare sterile IV fluids, including chemotherapy using proper aseptic technique and/or cytotoxic handling procedures.

  • Knowledge of IV infusion and IV catheter care supplies and equipment.

  • Effective oral communication skills with patients, providers, and co-workers.

  • Basic math skills, computing skills, and knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical terminology.

  • Ability to perform a variety of technical procedures to assist as needed in providing pharmacy services, including processing prescription refills, entering prescription information into computer, filling outpatient prescriptions, and cash reconciliation.

  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.

  • Must authorize a D.E.A. drug screening.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Pharmacy IV Technician

LOCATION: Lonetree, Colorado

REQNUMBER: 700810

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.