Pharmacy Technician I

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 178242-1A
Date Posted: Aug 26, 2022
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Position Summary:  Supports the mission of the department by ensuring that the right patients receive the right medication in a safe and timely manner. Develops a full understanding of the drug distribution operations in their assigned area and demonstrates competency in carrying out all duties associated with medication distribution


Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:


  1. In conjunction with other technician colleagues and supervisors ensures that all drug distribution functions are completed in a safe and timely manner; informs pharmacist and/or other supervisors of any workflow issues.


  1. Repackages and compounds medications, as needed, in accordance with departmental procedures.


  1. Maintains appropriate inventory levels in area of practice by rotating stock, checking for expired medications, informing pharmacy buyer when inventory levels are low, and checking in wholesaler order.


  1. Understands and effectively utilizes all appropriate technology to accomplish job duties.


  1. Answers telephone calls, triaging requests and following through with appropriate action.


  1. Actively participates in continuous performance improvement activities of the department, including providing suggestions on how to improve day-to-day operations.


  1. Demonstrates competency in all required areas for a Pharmacy Technician I.  Completes all departmental competency requirements


  1. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities. 


  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.


  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.


  1. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.


12) Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.


13) Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.


14) Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.


15) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.


16) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.






Minimum Qualifications:


Education:  High School diploma or equivalent


Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Must be a registered technician or pharmacy intern with the MA Board of Pharmacy or must obtain a Pharmacy Technician Trainee License from the Board of Pharmacy. A Pharmacy Technician Trainee must complete 500 hours employment before applying for Pharmacy Technician registration with the MA Board of Pharmacy. No individual can work as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee for more than 1 year.  Technicians are highly encouraged to become nationally certified by PTCB (preferred) or equivalent.


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:   Demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet the requirements of this job description. Math skills are required. Understands standard pharmaceutical/medical terms, abbreviations and symbols commonly used in the prescribing and dispensing of medications. English communication skills oral and written comprehension. Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to handling and distribution of controlled substances and hazardous materials preferred. Experience with electronic medical records preferred.


Experience:     One year experience as a pharmacy technician preferred.  


Scheduled Hours

40 Hours

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.