B. Braun

Staff Pharmacist

US-PA-Allentown
Requisition ID
2017-9474
Company
Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.
# of Openings
1
Category
Pharmacy
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
10pm - 6:30am ( Sunday - Thursday )
Site
CAPS

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.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Responsible for the preparation compounded sterile products using and related activities under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy. Assists in the supervision of IV technicians, interns and other support personnel.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Prepares compounded sterile products using aseptic technique and CAPS Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assures pharmacy compliance with rules and regulations of the State Board of Pharmacy and other regulating agencies.
  • Reviews orders and prescriptions for admixing and dispensing. Resolves order discrepancies and problems with customer pharmacy personnel.
  • Provides after hour On Call coverage.

Responsibilities: Supervisory

  • Supervises IV technicians and interns, reviewing their work for accuracy while assuring compliance with CAPS Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provides employee performance feedback to Director of the Pharmacy.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate CAPS automation equipment.
  • Ability to work well with other CAPS employees and the management team.
  • Knowledge of cleanroom functions, aseptic technique, USP 797 and cGMP’s.
  • Ability to interface with customers and apply good phone etiquette skills when speaking to customers.
  • Ability to perform laboratory skills and Quality Control Coordinator functions as assigned.
  • Knowledge of company polices and procedures and the ability to monitor for compliance.
  • Computer literate in windows environment and computer systems.
  • Ability to operate various types of office equipment.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • BS/Pharm.D. Degree from accredited school of pharmacy.
  • Licensure from the state board of pharmacy.
  • As determined by supervisor.
  • Participates in and delivers training as required.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time..

  • Ability to reach, grasp, stoop, pull and perform repetitive motion procedures.

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

Desired:

  • Two to three years of professional experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience in preparation of compounded sterile products in a hospital or homecare pharmacy setting.

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.

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

  • Assists in the training of IV technicians, interns and new staff pharmacists at the direction of the DOP.
  • Participates in CAPS Continuous Quality Improvement Program and performs Quality Control Coordinator functions as assigned.
  • Assists in pharmacy operation, including troubleshooting equipment problems, ordering supplies and maintaining inventory.
  • Maintains a positive customer relationship.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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:

  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to reach, grasp, stoop, pull and perform repetitive motion procedures.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

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:

  • Indoors, cleanroom, working environment limited to a small area, wearing protective cleanroom attire, tolerating warm temperatures and loud noise.

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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