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Compounding Pharmacy Technician - Oncology

    • Job Tracking ID: 512708-848483
    • Job Location: Topsham, ME
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 15, 2023
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Sign on Bonus Eligible!*

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 before preparation.
      • Checking procedures - Responsible for double-checking all doses prepared and dispensed with another oncology technician, physician, nurse, or oncology pharmacist, depending on the practice site.
      • 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 documentation procedures.
  • 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.  The urgent care clinic is located in our Scarborough, 100 Campus Dr. Clinic.

 *current and former employee are not eligible for the sign on bonus. 

Experience and Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required; some college is preferred.
  • CPhT certification through a PTCB approved program is required. 
  • At least one year of experience (or combination of education and experience) as a pharmacy technician.
  • Must have demonstrated IV admixture skills and abilities.
  • Ability to perform accurate dosage calculations.
  • Eligible for state registration, certification, or licensure per state regulation.
  • Has strong experience working in an EMR or HER
  • Experience in Chemotherapy and Biotherapy is preferred.


New England Cancer Specialists offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package to our employees.  Our benefits include medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurances.  Company-paid Life Insurance, Short Term, and Long-Term disability insurances as well as Long Term Care insurance.  Other benefits include a company-sponsored retirement program, generous Paid Time Off in addition to 10 Company-paid holidays, a Wellness Program, and other voluntary benefits.

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