Pharmacy Technician I - Burlington - Per Diem

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 155693-1A
Date Posted: Oct 30, 2019
Category: Clinical Support

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Job Description

Welcome To

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center  is part of 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:  Supports the mission of the department by ensuing that the right patients receive the right medication in a safe and timely manner under the direct supervision of an inpatient pharmacist. Develops a full understanding of the drug distribution system and demonstrates competency in carrying out all duties associated with delivering medications to the patient care units. 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

 

  1. Delivers medication to the patient care units in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, and MA Board of pharmacy regulation.

 

  1. Accurately fills medications from the list provided by the automated dispensing machine.

 

  1. Delivers medications to the automated dispensing machines on the patient care units in an accurate and timely manner; checks for errors such as expiration dates and wrong strengths.

 

  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. Fully understands principles of IV medication preparation and develops competency to perform as IV room technician.

 

  1. Completes monthly nursing station inspection assignments in a timely manner.

 

  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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

20) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

 

21) 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 with the MA Board of Pharmacy.  Technician must be nationally certified by PTCB (preferred) or equivalent within 6 months of start date.

 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet the requirements of this job description. Math skills are required.

 

Experience:     Must have satisfied competency criteria as required for incumbent to successfully attain their MA Pharmacy Technician registration.

Shift

PER DIEM

About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

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