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Children's Hospital Boston Pharmacy Technician III Part Time 8 hours in Boston, Massachusetts

75928BRJob Posting Title:Pharmacy Technician III Part Time 8 hoursDepartment:Patient Services-PharmacyAutoReqId:75928BRStatus:Part-TimeStandard Hours per Week:8 Job Posting Category:PharmacyJob Posting Description:Principal Duties and Responsibilities and Shift:

The shift hours would be every Saturday and Sunday rotating one weekend days 7:00am to 3:30pm and the next weekend worked will be evenings 2:30pm to 11:00pm

  • May input patient medication orders on departmental computer system, ensuring that orders are verified by a pharmacist prior to dispensing.

  • Provides training to new technicians in job duties, procedures and techniques.

  • Monitors and documents trainee performance, identifying areas for improvement and reports to designated pharmacist/lead technician and/or pharmacy technician supervisor.

  • Fills and delivers medication orders/prescriptions for hospital inpatients and outpatients. Fills standing inpatient medication orders in individual cassettes following computer-generated lists and fills new orders/prescriptions from physician orders.

  • Delivers cassettes and individual medications to units and collects new medication orders according to established procedures and schedules.

  • Prepares patient medications in accordance with established protocols, methods, and techniques.

  • Measures, mixes, and compounds automated TPNs, irrigations, chemotherapy drugs, and parenteral and oral medications in specified volumes, dosages, and concentrations.

  • Prepares special dilutions of non-controlled and controlled substances, IV, and research study medications as needed. Labels and records manufactured medications as required.

  • Receives and fills pharmaceutical supply requests for nursing units, satellite locations, and other areas.

  • Monitors, restocks, and rotates supplies, including controlled substances, removing and replacing outdated products, and processing related patient charges and credits.

  • Restocks emergency code cart trays and prepares and maintains corresponding logs and records.

  • Assists nursing staff in completing scheduled controlled substance inventory.

  • Performs all automated dispensing functions. Provides training to new technicians in job duties, procedures, and techniques.

  • Prepares and maintains related logs and records.

  • Maintains neatness and organization of work area.

  • Answers, screens, and routes telephone calls as needed.

  • Refers any medical/drug information questions or administrative inquiries to the pharmacist.

  • Performs quality controls checks of medication orders and doses distributed following established procedures and schedules.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate independently.

  • Ability to apply effective techniques and processes resulting in nearly zero errors or defects.

  • Extensive knowledge of complex hospital medication use system.

  • Ability to recognize and escalate problems.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of basic computer skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Non–sterile compounding path.

  • Pediatric pharmaceutical calculations.

  • Complex Non-sterile compounding AND/OR Sterile compounding path.

  • Pediatric pharmaceutical calculations.

  • Sterile compounding.

  • Patient-specific sterile refill batch fulfillment, patient-specific new sterile order fulfillment.

  • At least one of the following: Non-patient specific ICU batch fill, ED Pharmacy Tech, Infusion Clinic, parenteral nutrition or chemotherapy.


  • Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.

  • Current certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or National Healthcare Association.

  • Minimum 2 years of Pharmacy Technician experience, including at least 1 year in a hospital setting.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Completion of a Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy approved training program or a minimum of 500 hours worked as a pharmacy technician trainee.

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Onsite Only