New England Cancer Specialists (NECS) is currently seeking
a full-time M-F Compounding Pharmacy Technician in our Topsham
location. Experience in a sterile compounding environment is
preferred but not required, as we are willing to train the right
person. The Pharmacy Technician will work directly with an oncology
pharmacist or designated physician on all daily activities. They
will prepare all chemotherapeutic and biologic products according to
established policies and procedures. They will utilize automated
dispensing and inventory technology and perform inventory as
directed by the oncology pharmacist. The successful candidate will
have a national Pharmacy Technician Certification and at least one
years’ experience as a pharmacy technician.
NECS offers competitive pay, new employees are eligible to earn
up to 3.5 weeks of Paid Time Off in their first year with the
practice, as well as an additional 10 paid company holidays. We
offer medical, dental and vision insurance and eligibility starts
1st of the month after your hire date!
NECS is a private medical practice composed of 14 oncologists
and hematologists serving the region from 5 different locations in
Maine and New Hampshire. Our mission is to make life better for
people with cancer and blood disorders. Kindness, compassion, and
respect are part of everything that we do - from our phone operators
to our physicians, every person on our team is important, and
everyone makes a difference. We are proud to be the first Dana
Farber Affiliate practice in the country, striving to provide the
highest quality care and unmatched, holistic support for every
patient, every day.
Assists the pharmacist in maintaining compliance with federal,
state, and local laws and regulations, accrediting body standards,
and NECS Policy and Procedures.
Follows all appropriate guidelines for the preparation of
compound sterile products per NECS Policy and Procedures: Perform
physician-controlled agent inventory and restocks the drug
preparation area. Logs all chemotherapy waste and expired drugs
according to pharmacy procedures. Maintain the practice inventory
and orders all pharmaceuticals and supplies under the supervision
of the oncology pharmacist.
Product preparation -
Prepares ambulatory chemotherapy infusions and calibrates
the infusion device for drug administration per physician order.
Reviews all patients’ orders to verify dose and
administration instructions, and notifies the oncology
pharmacist, physician, or nursing for any questionable orders
Checking procedures - Responsible for double-checking all
doses prepared and dispensed with another oncology technician,
physician, nurse, or oncology pharmacist, depending on the
Labeling procedures - Prepares and labels all normal
saline and heparin flushes for nursing.
Packaging compound product for storage and delivery
Verifies all shipping invoices and refills the automated
dispensing unit. Notifies the pharmacist of any product issues or shortages.
Prepares other dosage forms (e.g. Medicare DME oral agents,
ambulatory pumps, supportive care agents, oral dexamethasone
patient supplies) for nursing
Works with all investigational studies. This includes working
with the Research Department for patient randomization, preparing
and documenting all investigational drug preparations, and working
with the oncology pharmacist on all verification, ordering, and
Obtains continuing education credit as required yearly.
Responsible for maintaining a clean working environment in the
drug preparation area according to established policies and procedures.
Travel: Travel to our Scarborough location for
weekend coverage is required. Periodic travel to our other locations
may be needed for coverage and vacation purposes
Weekend: Participation in the weekend urgent care
clinic rotation is mandatory, 1 weekend day per month 8:45 am-1:00 pm