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Research Pharmacy Technician

Job ID: 203791
Category: Pharmacy
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Investigational Pharmacy

Full Time- Day Shift

The Research Pharmacy Technician supports investigational pharmacists, research investigators and study coordinators for Investigational Drug Services (IDS) at Penn Medicine. Under the supervision of the IDS pharmacist, the role is responsible for providing patient care services to patients enrolled in clinical trials, oversee investigational drug inventory and storage, including record keeping and drug accountability, ordering and receiving products, tracking expiration dates, processing drug returns and destruction after study closure. You will provide medication dispensing and preparation for conventional and investigational products. The role will perform both sterile and non-sterile investigational drug compounding, assist with distribution of investigational products to Penn patients and other clinical sites.

 Processes prescriptions/medication orders and prepares medications. • Ensures proper distribution/delivery of investigational pharmaceutical and supply shipment, provide support for drug procurement staff including unpacking stock, documenting receipt, and proper storage. • Ensures the doses are prepared and delivered within established department time frame standards. • Completes and documents daily and monthly activity checklists including expired drug checking, cleaning assignments of sterile and nonsterile compounding spaces and ordering supplies • Checks all available means of communication including email and EPIC secure chat messages. • Review patients orders daily to verify all documentation is collected and recorded accurately according to SOP and study specific requirements. • Maintain a clean and organized work area to meet USP 795, USP797 and USP800 guidance. • Participates in ongoing clinical trials, training, and updates. • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.

H.S. Diploma/GED, required.  2+ years Pharmacy technician experience in a hospital, infusion center or retail pharmacy, required.  Experience in high -risk sterile compounding, hazardous sterile compounding, nonsterile compounding, preferred. Certified Pharmacy Technician, required.  Certified compounded sterile preparation or non-sterile preparation or equivalent, preferred.

When applying to this position, please upload your current pharmacy technician certification.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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