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Beth Israel Lahey Health Pharmacy Technician (Part Time) in Milton, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Part time

Work Shift: Evening (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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

Supports the mission of the department by ensuring that the right patients receive the right medication in a safe and timely manner under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Develops a full understanding of the drug distribution system and demonstrates competency in carrying out all duties associated with delivering medications to the patient care units, compounding sterile and non-sterile medications, hazardous medication handling, and other aspects of medication management as required by the pharmacy department. The Pharmacy Technician, with national certification and appropriate training at BID Milton, will collect and document an accurate medication reconciliation.

Job Description:


Delivers medication to the patient care units in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, and other regulatory bodies such as the DEA and MA Board of pharmacy regulation.

Accurately fills medications.

Delivers medications to the automated dispensing machines (ADMs) in an accurate and timely manner.

1) In conjunction with other pharmacy colleagues, ensures that all drug distribution functions are completed in a safe and timely manner. Informs pharmacist and/or pharmacy leadership of any workflow issues.

2) Repackages and compounds medications, as needed, in accordance with departmental standard operating procedures.

3) For pharmacy technician with national certification and proper internal training: Interview patients to obtain medication histories (including OTC medications and herbal supplements) on all assigned patients; may interview patient family members and perform outreach to other pharmacies and healthcare facilities to confirm medication regimens or investigate discrepancies when necessary.

4) Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels, including rotating stock, checking for expired medications, and informing pharmacist and pharmacy buyer when inventory levels are low.

5) For pharmacy technician with national certification and proper internal training: Receives requests for Prior Authorization from pharmacy or Tier

6) Exception/PAF request from patient, completes requested documentation including patient demographics, prescription insurance coverage and clinical questions requested and submits for approval.

7) Organizes outdated or overstocked medications to ship back to manufacturers for credit.

8) Checks floor stock on various nursing stations daily.

9) For pharmacy technician with national certification and proper internal training:

Responsible for understanding and utilizing all technology to accomplish the above.

Is responsible for answering telephone calls, triaging the request, and following through with appropriate action.

Fully understands principle of sterile compounding, non-sterile compounding, and hazardous medication manipulation.

Actively participates in continuous performance improvement activities of the department, including providing suggestions on how to improve day-to-day operations.


Education: High School diploma or GED equivalency required

Licensure, Certification, Registration:MA Registered Pharmacy Technician with National Certification (PTCB or ExCPT) .

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet the requirements of this job description.

Experience: Previous hospital pharmacy experience and sterile compounding experience is preferred. Accurate math skills required.

Job Description:


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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