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Infusion Pharmacy Assistant

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Department: PHARMACY
Local Title: Infusion Pharmacy Assistant
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Pharmacy Assistant
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time TH Pharmacy Assistant/Infusion Pharmacy Assistant. The successful candidate will:

Responsible for assisting the hospital pharmacists in their daily activities for dispensing, admixing, preparing, and monitoring drugs used for patient care. The Infusion Pharmacy Technician works with Patient Access Department and initiates the authorization process for approval of chemotherapy and medication infusions. Responsible for retrieving and documenting the required information needed for approval. Monitors the process and ensures that patients are scheduled for infusions. This position may require some physical activities such as lifting packages and drug containers.

  • Under the direction and supervision of a pharmacist, provides accurate assistance in the filling of orders, performance of clerical duties and maintaining adequate supplies.
  • Under the direction of a licensed pharmacist, compounds sterile intravenous preparations including the preparation and handling of hazardous drugs.
  • Collaborate with the Patient Access Department to ensure that prior authorizations for medications are obtained in a timely manner and that the pharmacy is reimbursed for services rendered.
  • Review records to obtain clinical information and ensure substantial clinical information exists to reach a clinical determination for pharmacist review.
  • Effectively communicate issues and resolutions to pharmacy staff, providers, and appropriate internal stakeholders.
  • Monitor, manage, and reconcile patient data base.
  • Document information required for authorization of medications and administration.
  • Schedule patients for infusions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must fulfill one of the following in order to meet minimum qualifications:

    • New York State Pharmacy Technician License and National Pharmacy Technician Certification.
      • OR National Pharmacy Technician Certification with 0 to 1-year of pharmacy experience (customer service associate/assistant/ technician) and New York State Pharmacy Technician license within 6-months.
      • OR without National Pharmacy Technician Certification, 0 to 1-year pharmacy experience (customer service associate/assistant/technician). Will be required to receive the National Pharmacy Technician Certification within 18-months of hire followed by New York State Pharmacy Technician License within 6-months of national certification.
  • Experience handling prior authorization requests/understanding of prior authorization requirements.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree.
  • Chemotherapy and Infusion experience.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • $41,372 to $55,000 plus $3,087 Location Pay 

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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