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Cardinal Health Part Time Pharmacy Technician in Canton, Massachusetts

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.

Job Summary

Reporting to the PDC Pharmacy Supervisor, or designee, this position is responsible for assisting and supporting the site based clinical pharmacists in providing and supporting pharmacy services by stocking, assembling, and distributing medications at Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) and Wrentham Developmental Center (WDC).


  • 24 hours per week.

  • 16 hours (2 days) at Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children.

  • 8 hours (1 day) at Wrentham Developmental Center.

  • Pharmacy operations at these sites currently take place Monday through Friday, day shift is generally between 7:00am – 4:30pm.


  • Verifies receipt of medication deliveries at the site(s) and reviews for accuracy.

  • Demonstrates competency in the use of automated dispensing machines (ADMs).

  • Maintains pharmacy inventory through filling the ADMs at the site(s), anticipates needed medications and supplies, and communicates with the site-based clinical pharmacists and/or PDC regarding any medication stock changes or needs.

  • Accurately loads medications from restock lists into ADMs.

  • Empties and reconciles contents of ADM return bins.

  • Ensures that look-alike, sound-alike medications are segregated in ADMs.

  • Accurately loads new inventory items and removes items deleted from inventory in ADMs.

  • Monitors ADM stock-outs and resolves in a timely manner.

  • Reports automated dispensing equipment issues promptly to the System Automation Technician.

  • Monitors medication supply for outdates and rotates stock to ensure use before expiration date.

  • Performs medication room/unit inspections and communicates results with site-based clinical pharmacists and PDC Director of Pharmacy.

  • Assists the System Automation Technician with review of current par levels at the site(s) and assists with implementation of par level and/or stock changes.

  • Enters charges and credits for patient medications accurately, as applicable.

  • Repackages bulk medications in unit-dose packages safely and accurately per established procedures using appropriate techniques, as applicable.

  • Demonstrates competency in packaging equipment and adheres to established processes and procedures, as applicable.

  • Attends and participates in departmental meetings, in-services, and quality improvement programs.

  • Completes timely and maintains all required training and education per department requirements (e.g., MySpark, myLearning, Continuing Education).

  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Complies with all requirements related to risk management, safety, security, fire, and infection control. Complies with all applicable state, local and federal regulations.

  • Maintains safety-integrity-professionalism at all times to include appropriate communication with coworkers.

  • Organizes and prioritizes work assignments.

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication.

  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department; directs calls to appropriate personnel.

  • Keeps pharmacy areas clean, neat, and well organized; Keeps pharmacy equipment clean.

  • Completes and documents all assigned medication storage area inspections at least monthly; identifies and replaces outdated and unusable drugs.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned by supervisor.

  • Willing to modify work schedule to accommodate staffing needs of facility.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Massachusetts pharmacy technician license.

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT or ExCPT), or ability to obtain certification preferred.

  • Previous hospital/inpatient experience preferred.

  • Ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tablets.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint preferred.

  • Good working knowledge of generic and trade names of medications.

  • Ability to work well in a team.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Strong customer service skills.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies acquired knowledge and skills to complete standard tasks.

  • Readily learns and applies new information and methods to work in assigned area.

  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications.

  • Works on routine assignments that require some problem resolution.

  • Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods.

  • Adheres to all quality guidelines.

  • Works under moderate degree of supervision.

  • Work typically involves regular review of output by work lead or supervisor.

  • Refers complex unusual problems to supervisor.

Anticipated hourly range: $19.90 per hour - $28.40 per hour (includes shift differential).

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: 401k Contributions, Paid Time Off, Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay.

Application window anticipated to close: 06/07/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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