B. Braun

  • Technical Writer

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent | US-GA-Norcross | US-MA-Woburn | US-NV-Las Vegas | US-CO-Denver | US-MO-Kansas City
    Requisition ID
    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8am to 5pm
  • Overview

    Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies. CAPS, a pioneer in the outsourcing of compounded sterile preparations was founded in 1991.


    State-licensed and FDA-registered, CAPS pharmacies deliver solutions from more locations than any other national compounder. CAPS provides both custom and standard solutions to hospital and outpatient providers from our 25 locations across the United States. Making over 300,000 local deliveries annually, CAPS pharmacies operate 365 days a year to dispense labeled, patient-specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to our health system pharmacy customers.


    CAPS believes safety is job one. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive and continuous quality assurance program in the industry. We perform environmental monitoring, regular process validations, and daily process sterility testing as part of our routine Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement Program.


    The CAPS service is focused on the daily admixing, dispensing, and delivery of a variety of CSPs. CAPS uniquely trained and licensed pharmacy personnel compound a broad range of patient and non-patient specific CSPs embracing the latest compounding technology, including proprietary software for ordering prescriptions and barcode safety checks for automated and manual compounding processes.


    Each CAPS pharmacy is managed by a pharmacist with well-established compounding expertise. These directors manage a team of licensed pharmacists and certified technicians trained on CAPS Standard Operating Procedures. CAPS employs a QA team of chemists, microbiologists, and on-site quality assurance personnel who are accountable independently from the admixture staff. Quality Assurance reports are provided to our clients on a quarterly basis.


    Orders are sent via CAPSLink, a web-based proprietary ordering software that can manage both complex and patient-specific prescriptions like Parenteral Nutrition (PN) and anticipatory compounded (AC) non-patient-specific order requests. CAPS ordering system can also interface with your pharmacy management software for convenience and broader custom service options. Pharmacists review orders upon receipt and prepare your order using an automated compounding process and a bar coded manual-add-system (MAS) to verify ingredient accuracy.


    CAPS mixes to order so you can be assured your order is freshly compounded and has maximum beyond use dating (BUD) when delivered. CAPS has a variety of delivery options including same day and next day services.


    Position Summary:


    Under the direction of the CAPS Director of Informatics, the Technical Writer for CAPS Informatics will prepare and review software testing protocols, validation documents, and release notes. This position requires the ability to understand the potential impact of updates and bug fixes to software applications and drafts testing algorithms to ensure updates are successfully validated and implemented.  The Technical Writer also assists in drafting software requirements and specifications, SOPS, release notes, and user manuals.


    Position can be located at any CAPS Pharmacy locations nationwide


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Assists the CAPS Director of Informatics in drafting software testing protocols and the execution of software validation protocols as needed.
    • Conducts proofreading and review of validation protocols and associated documents to ensure accuracy prior to approval.
    • Assists Informatics and in drafting software release notes, SOPs, and user manuals as needed.
    • Collaborates with software developers to validate updates to software applications.
    • Assists QA in managing source files and the creation/maintenance of archival system for documentation.
    • Translates software functions into clear and understandable procedures for QA and the end user.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Must have excellent organizational skills.
    • Exceptional computer skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
    • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
    • Communication (Oral & Written) – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and written documentation.
    • Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
    • Decision Making – Ability to make decisions for a course of action to be taken to address a specific issue.
    • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
    • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
    • Problem Solving – Ability to solve problems by weighing all the variables to come up with a resolution.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of 2 years experience working with pharmacy software systems.
    • Should be able to present writing samples from prior writing assignments. 
    • Must work at a CAPS pharmacy or administrative office.


    • Prior technical writing experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field.
    • Knowledge of CAPS software systems, especially Lance and CAPSLink.
    • Previous software testing a plus.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.



    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    • Biohazard conditions could exist
    • Potential exposure to chemicals / solvents

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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