Pharmacy Technician I-Peabody

Location: Peabody, MA
Job ID: 152272-1A
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019

Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Health is a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.

About the Job


Position Summary:  

The Pharmacy Technician I supports the mission of the department by ensuring that the right patients receive the right medication in a safe and timely manner and 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 Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities


  1. Complies with all Lahey Cpolicies


  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center


  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


DAYS, 40 hours per week


Minimum Qualifications:


Education:  High School diploma or equivalent

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  Must be a registered technician with the MA Board of Pharmacy or must become registered with the MA Board of Pharmacy after 500 hours of worked hours on the job and prior to 1000 worked hours

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