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UnitedHealth Group Senior Pharmacy Technician - Phoenix, AZ in Phoenix, Arizona

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Challenge can often be it's own reward. But why settle for just being challenged when you can also be nurtured, mentored and supported in building an impact and fast paced career? With UnitedHealth Group you can have all of the above, every day. Here at OptumRx , a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we've earned the trust of more than 64 million people who rely on us for the prescription drugs that improve their health and lifestyles. And here's where you come in.

As a Senior Pharmacy Technician , you'll be responsible for following USP and cGMP guidelines and proper aseptic technique to make sterile compounded medication under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist. The compounding technician is also responsible for maintaining a clean and highly organized workspace.

This role is equally challenging and rewarding. As a senior team member, you'll help identify problems and determine solutions both independently or in a team / group setting. Positions in this function perform various duties related to the 503B laboratory facility, including cleaning and disinfecting the laboratory. Aseptic material transfer from the moment it reaches the laboratory to the competition of production and is leaving the laboratory area. The physical demands and work environment are characteristic of those found in a typical laboratory environment with potential exposure to chemicals used in the preparation of compounds (some chemicals are classified as toxic and special safety precautions must be taken when working these chemicals). Some travel may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Workinga possibility of either schedule:

  • Four10-hour shifts from 9 am - 7:30 pm (days TBD)

  • Five8-hour shifts from 11 am - 7:30 pm, Monday - Friday

  • Familiaritywith and adherence to all Standard Operating Procedures relevant to asterile technician

  • Properlyuse all equipment in the lab that is necessary to make a compound in asterile environment

  • Cleaningof the aseptic laboratories and associated areas

  • Ensurethe compounding lab and related equipment are cleaned and maintainedaccording to policy

  • Followall safety, USP 797, and cGMP guidelines for preparation of compoundedmedications

  • Workclosely with the Quality Department to ensure product sterility, potencyand absence of endotoxins and particulates

  • Assistlab supervisors, manager, director, and pharmacists with any assignedtasks

  • Engagein professional communication with the laboratory supervisors, supplychain, pharmacists, manager, quality, and/or director

  • In-processvisual inspection of medications and materials

  • Abilityto communicate professionally and collaborate with Quality and Compliancedepartments as needed for meetings, change controls, procedural updates,or suggestions for process improvements

  • Compliancewith USP 797, FDA, BOP rules and regulations, cGMP, and labelingrequirements for compounded products and products shipped from outsourcingfacilities

  • Othersterile technician responsibilities as required or directed by management

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 / GED (or higher)

  • National Pharmacy Technician certification (PTCB)

  • Arizona Pharmacy Technician license

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.

  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group -approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of GDP and cGMP

  • 1+ year of sterile compounding or hospital cleanroom experience

UnitedHealth Group is an essential business . The health and safety of our team members is our highest priority, so we are taking a science driven approach to slowly welcome and transition some of our workforce back to the office with many safety protocols in place. We continue to monitor and assess before we confirm the return of each wave, paying specific attention to geography-specific trends. We have taken steps to ensure the safety of our 325,000 team members and their families, providing them with resources and support as they continue to serve the members, patients and customers who depend on us.

Some of the steps we've taken to ensure employee well-being include:

  • Launched our ProtectWell app and UnitedCARES program to help ease the burden and stress for our UnitedHealth Group team members and their immediate family affected by COVID-19

  • Daily updates from our CEO Dave Wichmann to support and inspire team members during this challenging time

  • Onsite social distancing and increased sanitization measures for employees who have been welcomed back to our offices

  • Fully cover the COVID-19 healthcare costs for our employees

  • Employees who self-identify as high risk or who live with someone who is high risk have been asked to remain working from home

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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.

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