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Beth Israel Lahey Health Outpatient Pharmacy Oncology IV Technician II in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

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.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Restocks floor stock/automated dispensing machines. Enters charges/credits against patient profile to ensure an accurate bill.

  2. Monitors medication order reports to assign medication to an automated dispensing machine. Delivers all medication in compliance with all DEA, DPH & State Board of Pharmacy regulations

  3. Prepares and delivers IV medications in accordance with Federal USP 797 & USP 800 standards. Maintains records pertaining to IV admixtures, maintains cleanliness in sterile areas, and completes QA.

  4. Repackages bulk supplies of medications in unit of use packaging & engages in non-sterile compounding in accordance with all Federal USP 795 & USP 800 standards.

  5. Checks for expired medications within the pharmacy & automated dispensing cabinets. Ensures that all expired/damaged medications are disposed of in accordance with RCRA, OSHA & NIOSH regulations.

  6. Prepares specialized sterile products including TPNs, neonatal, hazardous, and chemotherapeutic & study medications in accordance with Federal USO 797 standards.

  7. Maintain staffing in two or more areas of the pharmacy

Required Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or GED required.

  2. License Mass 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.


  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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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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