Pharmacy Technician I PRN - Cancer Institute Pharmacy

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

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Type of Position:
Other Health Care - Medical Ancillary Support

Job Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Work Shift:

Shift Vary (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name:

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

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PTSL Cancer Institute OP Team B

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Summary of Job Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the Pharmacist, the PRN Pharmacy Technician in the Cancer Institute Pharmacy will assist and support the pharmacist in the day-to-day dispensing operations. The PRN Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for compounding sterile preparations, including chemotherapy infusions. They will utilize technology when necessary and appropriate, such as the electronic medical record. They will help ensure compliance with USP <797> and <800> required cleaning, deactivation, decontamination, and disinfection as defined by departmental policy and procedures. They will assist with daily and monthly cleaning tasks for the cleanroom suites as assigned or as needed. The PRN Pharmacy Technician will assist the Pharmacy Buyer and management/administration with inventory maintenance. They will prioritize work based on immediate need and rapidly changing workload. The PRN Pharmacy Technician will work as a team member to perform day-to-day work efficiently and accurately, along with any additional tasks or projects to help achieve departmental goals.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Arkansas Pharmacy Technician Registration

Preferred qualifications:

  • One year work experience
  • Relevant pharmacy technician experience (i.e. previous sterile compounding experience, hazardous drug handling, etc.)

Additional Information:

Preparation of Sterile Products:
  • Proves competency in sterile compounding by successful completion of sterile product validation and gloved fingertip testing according to policy and procedure
  • Assists with sterile compounding under the direction of the pharmacists, including hazardous medications (i.e. chemotherapy) and non-hazardous medications
  • Performs basic pharmaceutical calculations
  • Assembles products for the preparation of parenteral medication
  • Properly performs barcode scanning in the appropriate software to verify that the correct components were used to prepare sterile products
  • Reconstitutes, measures, and adds medications to a parenteral fluid under the supervision of and final check by a pharmacist
  • Accurately documents waste in the appropriate place in the electronic medical record to ensure billing compliance
  • Under the supervision and checking of a pharmacist, prepares batches of commonly used IV medications for future patient use
  • Troubleshoots and corrects drug delivery and equipment issues as needed
    Knows how to use all equipment necessary in the compounding process, including syringes, needles, tubing, IV bags, laminar airflow hoods, biological safety cabinets, elastomeric pumps, infusion cassettes, etc.


  • Promotes a safe working environment
  • Complies with all departmental and institutional policies and procedures
  • Understands and follows USP <797> and <800>, as well as all other applicable standards, regulations, and policies related to sterile compounding and hazardous drug handling
  • Maintains proper cleanliness and disinfection of all rooms, equipment, work surfaces, hoods and storage carts and bins in the cleanroom suites by completing daily, weekly and monthly cleaning tasks as assigned and per policy
  • Deactivates/decontaminates hazardous drug residues with appropriate agents as defined by policy, and as required by USP <800>
  • Documents all cleaning activities on the appropriate log sheets or electronic software
  • Documents temperatures for rooms, refrigerators and freezers
  • Documents daily pressure differentials for all rooms in the cleanroom suites
  • Calibrates Repeater pumps when appropriate, and documents appropriately
  • Performs and documents monthly inspection of assigned medication storage area
  • Promptly reports to supervisor or other appropriate individual if there are any deficiencies or problems with any equipment, facilities, or drug distribution

Inventory Maintenance:

  • Restocks assigned areas daily or as needed
  • Rotates medications appropriately so that packages with the earliest expiration dates are used first
  • Removes expired drugs from assigned areas monthly
  • Maintains appropriate par levels of medications (when applicable)
  • Assists with receiving, unpacking, and/or putting away deliveries and shipments of medications and
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of all drug storage areas in the pharmacy supplies

Institutional/Professional Standards:

  • Assists in training other staff
  • Accepts responsibility for work area
  • Participates in educating & training students and new employees
  • Keeps visiting and other non-work activities to a minimum while there is work to do
  • Displays initiative to learn new jobs and solve problems
  • Handles problems with professionalism
  • Adheres to UAMS Code of Conduct
  • Protect confidential information
  • Works effectively with all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests as a team
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental dress code
  • Maintains professional behavior and mutual respect toward all employees, colleagues, patients, and guests

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact  for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

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Benefits Eligible:

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