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Children's Hospital Boston Pharmacy Technician III in Boston, Massachusetts

74130BRJob Posting Title:Pharmacy Technician IIIDepartment:Patient Services-PharmacyAutoReqId:74130BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:PharmacyJob Posting Description:Boston Children's Hospital is looking for Full Time Technicians with strong IV experience to work in our Center for Ambulatory Treatment and Clinical Research. The Technician must be able to work mid-day swing shift (11:00am -7:00pm), including weekend rotation. This position offers a $4000 sign on bonus.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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  • Monitors, restocks, and rotates supplies, including controlled substances, removing and replacing outdated products, and processing related patient charges and credits.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

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