Pharmacy Technician Supervisor, Sterile Compounding - Cancer Institute Pharmacy

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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Clinical Staff - Medical Ancillary Support

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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The safety of our team members at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is our top priority. For this reason, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with our Student & Employee Health Services dept. UAMS will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

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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Summary of Job Duties:

This Pharmacy Technician Supervisor will function as the lead technician for sterile compounding in the Cancer Institute Pharmacy. They will perform all duties of a Pharmacy Technician I/II/III, including working online in the Cancer Institute Pharmacy. In addition, they will assume primary responsibility for ensuring that all documentation is completed for all cleaning tasks and that temperature, pressure, and humidity readings are documented properly. They will also ensure that all training related to sterile compounding is completed and documented properly. They will be knowledgeable about all aspects of sterile compounding, including IV room workflows, aseptic technique, and the use of any software such as the electronic health record or IV workflow management software, as well as equipment such as Repeater Pumps and primary engineering controls. They will assist pharmacists with prioritization of work in the IV room based on workload and staffing and will help maintain efficiency and appropriate turnaround time. They will serve as a resource and role model for others, exemplifying excellent sterile compounding technique and upholding all policies, procedures, and safe work practices related to sterile compounding. They will also always model excellent customer service and UAMS core values.
The Pharmacy Technician IV will also participate in the training of all technician I/II/III staff and student employees. They will be competent to perform all duties of the Pharmacy Technician I/II/III, including compounding sterile preparations (including chemotherapy). They will serve as a back-up for the Technician IV buyer when needed, and work closely with the Assistant Director of Pharmacy to support the operations of the Infusion Services division, as well as the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Service Line, and the institution.


Required :

  • Undergraduate degree OR equivalent relevant pharmacy experience (i.e. previous lead technician in a sterile compounding setting, etc.)
  • Four (4) years of relevant pharmacy technician experience (i.e. previous hospital pharmacy experience, previous sterile compounding experience, hazardous drug handling, etc.)
  • Arkansas Pharmacy Technician Registration
  • National Technician Certification (PTCB)
  • Within one year of start date, will complete a specialized certificate program in sterile compounding (i.e. through ASHP or PTCB)

Preferred :

  • B.S. or higher degree
  • ASHP/ACPE accredited technician training
  • Previous sterile compounding experience, hazardous drug handling, etc.
  • Previous management or team leader experience
  • Specialized certificate or certification (i.e. PTCB Certified Compounded Sterile Preparation Technician, ASHP Sterile Compounding Certificate, 340B Certification, etc.)

Additional Information:

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics :

  • Knowledge and experience
    • Knowledgeable about sterile compounding, including aseptic technique, State Board of Pharmacy requirements, Joint Commission standards, USP 797, and USP 800
    • Maintains the highest standards of compounding excellence
    • Skilled at using all technology and equipment required for sterile compounding
    • Can proactively stay up to date on the latest regulations and standards
    • Can pass a comprehensive exam on sterile compounding

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
    • Is an excellent communicator
    • Proactively communicates all pertinent information to the appropriate stakeholders
    • Can clearly and concisely communicate complex information
    • Can build rapport with others
    • Can give and receive feedback effectively
    • Can write clearly and concisely

  • Leadership and teamwork skills
    • Is highly organized
    • Can maintain appropriate records in an efficient and organized manner
    • Is not territorial
    • Displays a high level of maturity
    • Builds up other teammates
    • Takes pride in producing quality work
    • Is accountable and responsible to complete all job functions
    • Can effectively teach and train others
    • Embraces change and can motivate others to do so as well, even when the reason for change is not understood or appreciated
    • Can take initiative to complete all job duties
    • Can work independently without needing frequent prompting
    • Can work effectively with a team

  • Professionalism and personal qualities
    • Can work under pressure
    • Can work with a variety of people
    • Can handle conflict
    • Has attention to detail
    • Has problem-solving skills
    • Has decision-making skills
    • Has leadership skills
    • Has time management skills
    • Knows when to ask questions
    • Is receptive to direction and advice

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Resume, Writing Sample

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Write a short essay (maximum 500 words) on the impact of sterile compounding on the safety of patients. In your essay, be sure to discuss the following:
Why is it important for sterile compounding to be done properly?
How can sterile compounding be made safer?
How can pharmacy technicians help lead the way to excellence in sterile compounding?
Please upload your writing sample and attach it to this application.

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:

FBI Background Check

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. 

Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:

Feeling, Grasping, Hearing, Lifting, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sharps, Sitting, Standing, Stooping, Talking, Walking

Occasional Physical Activity:

Crouching, Kneeling

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