Lab Technician

Job Description

Empower Pharmacy has become a pioneer in the pharmaceutical industry by providing high-quality compounded sterile preparations that serve patients and healthcare providers. Our brand new 15,000 sq ft manufacturing facility located in Houston, Texas, is licensed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an Outsourcing Facility to provide high-quality sterile preparations nationwide.

With an uncompromising dedication to quality, we compound medications in a state-of-the-art facility that surpasses industry standards. Empower Pharmacy’s service is focused on the daily compounding/admixing, dispensing, and delivery of a variety of medications with uniquely trained and licensed pharmacy personnel compounding a broad range of patient and non-patient specific drugs.

We are looking for positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic people with strict attention to detail, analytical skills and a pleasant demeanor. Quality, dependable people with a strong work ethic and a teamwork approach. You'll have a healthy work-life balance and enjoy a working with a collaborative team. With a true quality mindset, Empower Pharmacy offers the opportunity to put your footprint on something you can be proud of.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Comply with all state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy.
  • Ensure cleansing and garbing policy is performed per sterile preparations.
  • Compound all required types of sterile preparations accurately and in compliance with master formula worksheets.
  • Operate all compounding equipment accurately and according to policy and procedure.
  • Utilize correct and appropriate aseptic techniques at all times.
  • Prepare work area and products thoroughly prior to compounding.
  • Package and label Compounding Sterile Preparations (CSPs) as needed.
  • Assist other pharmacy technicians and/or pharmacist staff as necessary, including other areas of the operation.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of the job, completing all annual competencies and skill validations.
  • Pass all initial and on-going validations and advanced media-fill verification.
  • Repair, maintain and calibrate simple and complex pharmaceutical research and development laboratory equipment.
  • Communicate clearly, understand and acknowledge verbal instructions, and be able to read and interpret work from work orders and task instructions.
  • Perform assigned maintenance and calibrations on laboratory equipment, and report changes or repairs needed.
  • Perform required administrative duties such as preparation of parts and assets for shipping, management of spare parts (replenish stock, organize, create inventory, etc.), asset inventory, maintenance of service records, equipment manuals specifications and technical reference materials.
  • Execute small projects which may include minor equipment installations, configurations, modifications, and moves.
  • Maintain elements of department documentation such as service reports, parts ordering, inventory, and PM schedules.
  • Work safety and report all potentially unsafe conditions. Participate and complete all required technical and professional training assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Associates degree or BS in Chemistry, Physics, Electronics or Engineering Technology preferred.
  • Minimum of at least two years related experience in the support and use of laboratory equipment.
  • Three to five years working in a laboratory environment preferred.
  • Must have experience installing, repairing, and completing preventive maintenance on simple and complex laboratory equipment.

Physical Requirements:
  • May be required to work in environments where conditions such as: noise and odors may exist.
  • Must be able to comply with PPE requirements (Safety Glasses, Lab Coats, etc.)
  • May be required to do prolonged standing, walking and sitting. Some heavy lifting (up to 50lbs) may be required.
  • Must be able to physically perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Benefits:
Group Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Prescription Services
401(k) Program
  • Company matching contributions
Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays - 6 days
  • Paid Vacation (Initially) - 2 weeks
  • Paid Vacation (5 years of service) - 3 weeks
  • Paid Vacation (10 years of service or more) - 4 weeks
  • Personal and Sick Leave - 7 days
  • Extended Sick Leave
  • Bereavement
Extended Time Off
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Disability & Maternal Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
Job Type: Full-time

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