Pharmacy Technician (Oncology) -Indianapolis IN

UnitedHealth Group
July 31, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
Job Type


Find out what it means to be part of an exceptional company that values its employees, its role in health care, and making a difference one patient at a time. Take a look at American Health Network, part of Optum and explore a new path to your life’s best work.(sm)

The Pharmacy Technician (Oncology) stocks pharmaceuticals, prepares them for administration, and maintains records of dispensed medication.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Patient Care Functions
    • Orders and maintains stock levels of pharmaceuticals
    • Mixes pharmaceutical preparations
    • Compounding of oral liquids
    • Scheduling and maintaining patient refills of oral oncolytics
    • Processes records of medication and equipment dispensed to patient and enters data in computer
    • Cleans equipment and sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods
    • Disposes of biohazardous waste resulting from chemotherapy preparation
    • Assists with flushing of IVs, discontinuation of peripheral IV, patient mobility as directed by RN
    • Prepares medication cassettes for ambulatory infusion pumps
  • Administrative Functions
    • Orders and maintains stock levels of pharmaceuticals. Distributes to other offices as necessary
    • Maintains drug PAR levels for Nucleus machines at all sites.
    • Orders and distributes all supplies to offices
    • Processes records of medication and equipment dispensed to patient and enters data in computer
    • Assists patients and physicians with completion of required forms. 
    • Posts payments to QSI
    • Runs reconciliation reports daily and verifies postings
    • Finds co-pay assistance for patients signing up
  • Other Functions
    • Attends meetings and participates on committees as requested
    • Reviews current literature and attends training sessions and seminars to keep informed of new developments in the field
    • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as directed

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1+ year(s) of pharmacy experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy technician certification
  • Retail pharmacy experience
  • Prior experience mixing chemotherapy
  • Prior compounding or IV admixture experience
  • Prior Oncology experience

Opportunities with American Health Network, part of Optum. When you join American Health Network (AHN), you become part of a team that strives to identify and retain the top healthcare professionals in the markets it serves. At American Health Network, we want to be the best health care organization we can be. Our mission is to improve the health of our patients. We’re a physician-led organization, operating over 70 medical offices in Indiana and Ohio, with over 300 providers and 1200 employees. We’re also part of Optum, in the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, and backed by the resources of a global health care organization working to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone. That’s an important differentiator as more people need our help simplifying the complexities of the American health care system. At the same time, the culture of AHN supports work-life flexibility for employees and places a high value on their physical, emotional, financial and other aspects of well-being.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: Pharmacy Technician, CPht, Compounding, IV admixture, Hematology, Oncology, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana

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