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Pharmacy Technician II


Department Description: The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Pharmacy is looking for Certified Pharmacy Technicians to join our team. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of hospital pharmacy experience including sterile products and chemo training. BIDMC Pharmacy Technicians work in a variety of patient care areas with specializations in Central Pharmacy, Sterile Products, and Oncology. A well-established 5 step Career Ladder promotes career growth for our Pharmacy Technicians. Full time Pharmacy Technicians work 1 out of 4 weekends.

All Pharmacy Technicians are required to be both registered and certified. IV and hospital experience is highly preferred.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 30794BR


Job Summary: Prepares sterile and non sterile medications. Communicates with Pharmacists and Nursing Staff to insure
timely preparation and delivery of medications. Delivers medications including controlled substances to nursing areas and
ancillary departments in accordance to established policies and procedures and DEA and DPH regulations.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Prepares sterile products including TPN, neonatal, hazardous, chemotherapeutic and study medications in
    accordance with Federal USP <797> standards.
  2. Monitors medication order reports and assigns medications to automated dispensing cabinets. Reviews current
    inventory list for automated dispensing cabinets to determine medications that should be removed based on
    knowledge of unit based practice site and the types of medications used on each site.
  3. Delivers controlled substances to automated dispensing cabinets in compliance with all DEA and DPH regulations.
    Monitors expiration dates of controlled substances automated dispensing cabinets. Acts as witness for Pharmacists
    to destroy or secure expired controlled substance and narcotic waste.
  4. Restocks floor stock/automated dispensing cabinets. Enters charges and credits to patients for the medications sent on the daily IV delivery and cartfill to insure an accurate bill. Refills and exchanges code boxes and emergency
    medications to nursing units and ancillary areas. Monitors expiration dates of code boxes and emergency kits in the
    pharmacy.
  5. Delivers IV medications to the appropriate location. Recycles IVs when appropriate. Maintains records pertaining to
    IV admixtures, cleanliness and restocks admixture area as well as completes all appropriate QA.
  6. Required Qualifications:
    1. High School diploma or GED required.
    2. License Registered Pharmacy Tech required., and Certificate 1 Pharm Tech Cert Board required., or Certificate 2 EXCPT required.
    3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
    4. Registration required with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy as a Registered Pharmacy
      Technician. This requirement is met upon completion of greater than 500 hours and not more than 1000 hours. A
      passing score of 75% is required of a board approved registration examination.
    5. Employee must remain in good standing with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy including
      maintenance of registration and fees.
    6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    1. Three to six months experience as a hospital pharmacy technician.
    2. Ability to perform simple and complex pharmaceutical calculations.
    Competencies:
    1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
    2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
    3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
    4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
    5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
    6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
    7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
    8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

    Physical Nature of the Job:
    Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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