Pharmacy Receiving Technician

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 157064-1A
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2020
Category: Clinical Technician

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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

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  1. Receives daily medication orders from wholesaler and manufacturers, distributing to the appropriate pharmacy areas or directly restocking.  Follows procedures for receiving hazardous medication to be implemented as a result of USP 800 guidelines.  Also follows established guidelines for receipt of controlled substances and exercises extra caution when handling high cost medication.  Compares all shipments against packing slip to verify accuracy.  Provides signed packing slip to purchasing team for retention of necessary Drug Supply Chain Security Act documents.
  2. Scans all medications in Epic and identifies those that require system build, entering details into the New Item Submission database.
  3. Using established guidelines, packages all oral solid and liquid medications into unit of use packaging for distribution to patients.
  4. Maintains adequate inventory of all supplies used for packaging.
  5. Understands and follows Lahey Hospital & Medical Center procedures for components of Drug Supply Chain Security Act that pertain to their role (i.e. identification and reporting of suspect drug and receipt of drug for accuracy and retention of transaction documents).
  6. Assists the purchasing team with submission of transaction documents for Drug Supply Chain Security Act compliance. 
  7. Downloads orders from wholesaler to the Main Pharmacy and OR Pharmacy carousel for restocking by pharmacy technicians in those areas. Communicates with technicians and purchasing team to identify discrepancies with items remaining in the carousel queue.
  8. Manages the rotation of overstock into carousel distribution to minimize waste due to expiration, while maintaining accurate inventory counts in the system. 
  9. Learns basic ordering functionality of carousel system to cover for emergent situations.
  10. Identifies and labels all medication received without manufacturer barcoding with label created by Lahey Pharmacy for scanning.
  11. Assists the purchasing team with monthly cycle counts for identified overstock areas.
  12. Work with purchasing team to identify areas of opportunities to improve efficiency in the packaging process and implement changes to the overall process.
  13. Works with purchasing team to maintain the supply of outsourced pre-packaged medications, identifies potential changes due to increased demand and orders as needed. 
  14. Works with manager to create and maintain formal standards of practice for receiving, packaging and inventory management as applicable.
  15. Trains staff in the receiving area responsibilities, as needed for coverage purposes and, creates and maintains training documents for guidance.
  16. Keeps packaging area tidy, clean and free from cardboard/boxes from outer shipping containers.  
  17. Works independently and reports to manager when tasks are completed to assist with additional responsibilities as assigned by manager.  Reports to manager prior to leaving for the day.


Minimum Qualifications:


High school diploma or equivalent


Repeated Heavy lifting up to 40 pounds


Licensure, Certification & Registration:

Registered and Board Certified Pharmacy Technician



Requires strong oral and written communication skills, computer proficiency, and the ability to work independently and prioritize duties. 


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Knowledge of drugs and their names.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary to collect, maintain and analyze data.
  • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to the disbursement of pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.



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.