Pharmacy Technician I

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Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 160241-1A
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2020
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 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.  Accurately fills medications, delivers medications, and compounds non-sterile medications as assigned.


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 delivers to the automated dispensing cabinets
    2. Checks for expiration dates
    3. Checks for correct strengths


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


  1. Delivers medications in an accurate and timely manner.


  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. Compounds medications, as needed, in accordance with departmental procedures.


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


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


  1. Completes code cart inspections and exchanges in a timely manner.



Maintain strict adherence to the Lahey Health Confidentiality policy.

Incorporate Lahey Health Standards of Behavior and Guiding Principles into daily activities.

Comply with all Lahey Health Policies.

Comply with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Health.

Maintain courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

Demonstrate an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

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

Participate in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities. 

Participate in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

Perform all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.


Minimum Qualifications:


High School diploma or equivalent

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

State of Massachusetts Licensed Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician eligible.


Hospital Pharmacy experience preferred


Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Math skills
  • An understanding of standard pharmaceutical/medical terms, abbreviations, and symbols commonly used in the prescribing and dispensing of medications
  •  English communication skills including oral and written comprehension and expression 
  • Knowledge of policies and regulations pertaining to the handling and distribution of controlled substances and hazardous materials preferred
  • Experience with Epic electronic health record preferred