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Specialty Pharmacy Technician (PART-TIME DAY SHIFT) -Investigational Drugs

Allied Health
Pharmacy Investigational Drugs 600842
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The Division of Pharmacy at MD Anderson Cancer Center strives to be the industry leader in providing premier patient-centered care, based on excellence and innovation in patient care, services, research and education. We strive to ensure safe, effective and cost-conscious medication use and to work with our health care colleagues to promote optimal drug therapy outcomes through the development of integrated, quality programs. 


The primary purpose of the Investigational Pharmacy Service Specialty Technician position is to assist in the procurement, auditing, coordination (i.e Expiration/returns), delivery, and maintenance of investigational drugs.  Other responsibilities include: receiving inventory, performing quality control checks, issuing, stocking, discrepancy resolution, and maintenance of records using applicable inventory control systems (i.e. Epic) associated with the maintenance and distribution of inventory for Dispensing Pharmacy areas.

                                               ****This is a PART-TIME position *** 


Key Functions 

Performs daily audits of the Investigational Drug/Supplies in the assigned areas to ensure accuracy and accountability including identification and resolution of system discrepancies 


Manages an adequate inventory in work areas. Includes but is not limited to supply/drug replacement, evaluation of usage/stock levels/re-orders, and adjustments if appropriate.


Assists in the tracking of the drug returns, replacements, and management of expired inventory using specific databases and departmental tools. Continuously tracks inventory and isolates expired stock to ensure proper quarantine of unusable stock. Informs the pharmacy and sponsors of any upcoming expiration dates on any inventory currently in stock and encourages the use of those expiration dates first. Assists in processes of Drug Returns/Expired Medication Destruction  and supplies according to sponsor, institutional, state and federal guidelines for handling of expired investigational drugs and supplies


Manages and maintains protocol documentation as required by institutional, state, and federal guidelines. This includes but is not limited to Shipment Receipt Documentation, Epic transactions, documentation materials (i.e. labels, production cards)  

Education Required:

High school diploma or equivalent. 

Experience Required:
Two years experience of hospital Pharmacy Technician experience or four years as a Pharmacy Technician in a comparable setting. Current Pharmacy Technician Registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Preferred Experience:

Experience in pharmacy or similar type work where conformance to proper technique and accuracy are essential. Working knowledge of pharmacy applications.

Certification Required:

Current and active Pharmacy Technician Registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy



Current Certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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