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Oncology Pharmacy Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Oncology Pharmacy Technician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Pharmacy
Department CINJ-Pharmacy

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Oncology Pharmacy Technician for the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Among the key duties of this are the following:

• Assists the Pharmacist in all aspects of pharmacy practice that do not require professional judgment or intervention for the purpose of dispensing medications. The Pharmacy Technician would be required to perform the following processes: sterile/non-sterile product preparation, patient profile maintenance, department record keeping, billing, maintaining inventory.
• Provides assistance in handling of investigational drugs and associated record keeping.
• Performs dose calculation, double checks accuracy of product selection and assures performance of both aseptic and hazardous drug compounding techniques that require the use of a USP 797 / 800 compliant clean room and personal protective equipment to reduce exposure and contamination while maintaining sterility of the final product.
• Maintains the integrity of biologic safety cabinets by using proper techniques, daily cleaning, and maintaining certification.
• Maintains the integrity of laminar airflow hoods by using proper techniques, daily cleaning, and maintaining certification.
• Prepares and labels extemporaneously compounded non-sterile pharmaceuticals including the counting and auditing of oral chemotherapy.
• Provides support for maintaining inventory information, organizing patient profiles, and processing medication orders for preparation.
• Performs billing functions, including coding, data entry and audits.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 27.290
Annual Mid Range Salary 27.790
Annual Maximum Salary 28.620
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
• At least three (3) years of prior experience as a Pharmacy Technician and possess a Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT).
• A minimum of one (1) year as a CPhT with oncology related experience including completion of chemotherapy certification course and USP 797 certification.
• Must pass recertification of skills within the six (6) month probationary period of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
• Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
• Proficiency and knowledge of electronic medical records (EMR).

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25lbs.

Work Environment:
Office environment and clean room environment, with moderate to high noise. Good conditions, IV preparation exposes employee to “clean” needle stick injury. Chemotherapy preparation requires some exposure to potentially harmful chemicals an d medications. Detailed procedures including the use of protective apparatus and equipment are followed to minimize or eliminate exposure.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3413
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least 3 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you currently possess Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you hold current USP 797 certification?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application