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Senior Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Columbus, OH

UnitedHealth Group

Columbus, OH
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743419 Senior Pharmacy Technician Columbus OH

Senior Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Columbus, OH (743419)

Position Description

Position Description:
****There is a $1,000 sign-on bonus offered for this position! ****
Challenge can often be its own reward. But why settle for just being challenged when you can also be nurtured, mentored and supported in building an impact and fast paced career? With UnitedHealth Group, you can have all of the above, every day. Here at OptumRX, a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we've earned the trust of more than 64 million people who rely on us for the prescription drugs that improve their health and lifestyles. And here's where you come in. As a SeniorPharmacy Technician, you'll be responsible for answering incoming calls/completing outbound calls to / from patients, physicians and pharmacists while ensuring a high level of customer service and maximizing productivity. Along the way, you'll discover the training, support and career opportunities you'd expect from a Fortune 6 leader.
This role is equally challenging and rewarding. As a senior team member, you’ll help identify problems and determine solutions both independently or in a team/group setting. You’ll need to work within multiple computer systems simultaneously as you respond to questions or provide specific medication details / clinical information. It’s a fast-paced, high volume environment where accuracy is essential.

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 bridge 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
  • Current and active Certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
  • 1+ years of Pharmacy Technician experience
  • 1+ years of 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
  • Proficiency with a computer and Windows PC applications including ability to navigate and learn new and complex computer system application
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with CPR+ software
  • Repeater Syringe Pump or Pinnacle Solution Pump
  • Experience maintaining inventory
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.
Keywords: health care, healthcare, Managed Care, Pharmacy Technician, Optum, OptumRx, UnitedHealth care, UnitedHealth Group, pharmacy, retail pharmacy, pharmacy technician license, compounding tech, compounding, IV compounding, Home Infusion 

Job Details

  • Contest Number743419
  • 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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