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Senior Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Columbus, OH

UnitedHealth Group

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733006 Senior Pharmacy Technician Columbus OH

Senior Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Columbus, OH (733006)

Position Description

Position Description:


Energize your career with one of Healthcare’s fastest growing companies.  


You dream of a great career with a great company – where you can make an impact and help people.  We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this.  And with the incredible growth of our business, it’s a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world’s leading Healthcare companies, UnitedHealth Group is restlessly pursuing new ways to operate our service centers, improve our service levels and help people lead healthier lives.  We live for the opportunity to make a difference and right now, we are living it up.


Optum helps nearly 60 million Americans live their lives to the fullest by educating them about their symptoms, conditions and treatments; helping them to navigate the system, finance their healthcare needs and stay on track with their health goals. No other business touches so many lives in such a positive way. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

If you are looking to be empowered with the flexibility and opportunity to create change, OptumRx is the place for you. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide.    

Let's talk about what happens when a company that touches millions of lives gathers the results from millions of prescriptions filled every month and analyzes their impact. Let's talk about smart, motivated teams. Let's talk about more effective and affordable health care solutions. This is caring. This is great chemistry. This is the way to make a difference. We're doing all of this, and more, through a greater dedication to our shared values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance. Join us and start doing your life’s best work.

The Senior Pharmacy Technician, under supervision of Pharmacy Manager, performs designated technical and clerical tasks associated with the preparation, labeling and dispensing of medications, including sterile admixtures and prepackaged or unit dose drugs.  In addition, performs designated tasks regarding pharmacy quality control, management of pharmacy records, inventory control and preparation of orders for drugs.  Directs and schedules technical staff for work activities and provides direction in completing daily responsibilities.  This position may also provide minor or initial counseling to technical staff that is required on an immediate basis.

This position is full - time (40 hours / week) Monday - Friday. Employees are required to have flexibility to work any of our 8 hour shift schedules during our normal business hours of (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM). It may be necessary, given the business need, to work occasional overtime or weekends. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Processes patient orders:  uses computer dispensing software to run compound worksheets, labels and delivery tickets per physicians orders.  picks appropriate drug, solution and supplies to complete the order.  
  • Compounds and labels the orders for the pharmacist to check.
  • Packages the orders and supplies for delivery.  May be required to deliver to the order to the patient. 
  • Is knowledgeable with regard to the proper use and handling of hazardous medications. Compounds and handles hazardous medications in accordance with established guidelines and regulations (i.e. USP797).
  • Coordinates and assists in supervising the work flow of the Pharmacy Technicians. 
  • Assists with training and completing performance appraisals. Ensures technician staff adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
  •  Assists with disciplinary problems, promotions and problem situations.      
  • Answers phones in a courteous and timely manner. 
  • Attends to customers in a timely manner. 
  • Assists in preparation of stat items, investigating and preparing missing medications and serves as a bridges between the customer and the pharmacist. 
  • In coordination with Pharmacy Management, reviews schedule to assure staffing is at appropriate levels.
  • Reorders  product  as necessary to maintain a continuous inventory of medications and supplies. 
  • Receives, checks in and restocks medications ordered through wholesaler and other vendors.
  • Compounds sterile drug products. Uses aseptic technique when compounding sterile drug products. Completes accurate documentation of items compounded and repackaged.
  • Is familiar with, and strives to meet, various guidelines and recommendations as put forth by various governing bodies. For example, completes documentation of refrigerator temperatures, IV hood cleaning, equipment maintenance and other activities as required.
  • Performs quality control activities related to sterile compounding and the clean room per company policy.
  • Completes annual quality control and aseptic competency testing of pharmacy compounding staff as required.
  • Works to ensure compliance with accreditation standards, State, Federal, OSHA and other regulatory standards. Follows all pharmacy  department policy and procedures. 
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned by Pharmacy management.
Required Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
  • Current and active National Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • 1+ years of Pharmacy Technician experience
  • 1+ years experience with aseptic technique and intravenous solution compounding either in home infusion or a specialty pharmacy
  • Knowledge of basic drug terminology, pharmaceutical calculations and drug use.
  • Demonstrated ability in using computer and Windows PC applications, which includes strong keyboard and navigation skills and learning new computer programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook (send emails), Microsoft Word (create basic documents), and Microsoft Excel (create and data entry for basic spreadsheets) to complete work assignments
  • Ability to work regularly scheduled shifts within our hours of operation including the training period, where lunches and breaks are scheduled, with the flexibility to adjust daily schedule, and work over-time and/or weekends, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CPR+ software 
  • Repeater Syringe Pump or Pinnacle Solution Pump 
  • Experience maintaining inventory 

Soft Skills: 

  • Must be able to communicate and problem solve effectively with a variety of professional disciplines such as hospital staff, physician office staff, nursing services as patients and their families. 
  • Must possess both verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and problem solving skills.  
  • Requires independent thinking, excellent communication, listening, writing, and analytical skills.  
  • Requires strong organizational, operational and time management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously. 

Physical and Work Environment: 

  • Have the manual dexterity, eye hand coordination, fine and gross motor skills and tactile abilities to perform such functions as necessary to scope of practice. 
  • Be capable of working with highly technical equipment. 
  • Lift 0-10 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally. 
  • Bend, stand, walk, squat, reach and stretch frequently.

There are several steps in our hiring process – it’s a thorough process because we want to ensure the best job and culture fit for you and for us. In today’s ultra - competitive job market, the importance of putting your best foot forward is more important than ever. And you can start by completing all required sections of your application. (i.e. profile, history, certifications and application / job questions). Once you submit your resume, you’ll receive an email with next steps. This may include a link for an online pre - screening test  that we ask you to complete as part of our selection process. You may also be asked to complete a digital video interview, but we will offer full instructions and tips to help you. After you have completed all of these steps, you can check on the status of your application at any time, but you will also be notified via email.

Careers with AxelaCare. Discover a health services career that encourages your professional growth while delivering steadfast commitment to exceptional patient care. That's what you discover at AxelaCare. We were founded by a close group of medical professionals in Lenexa, KS to provide patient-focused, state of the art home infusion services for acute, hemophilia and Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) therapies. Today we collaborate with leading doctors to develop breakthrough technologies for patient outcomes assessment; and we recently joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies. It all reinforces our commitment to empowering people in the pursuit and delivery of exceptional patient care, and creating personalized career paths to discovering your life's best work.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Details

  • Contest Number733006
  • Job TitleSenior Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Columbus, OH
  • Job FamilyPharmacy
  • Business SegmentOptumRx

Job Location Information

  • Columbus, OH
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusNon-exempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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