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Beth Israel Lahey Health Pharmacy Technician Trainee - Entry Level No Experience Required in Westwood, 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)

The Pharmacy Technician Trainee (PTT) is responsible for providing technical support under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist in the pharmacy. Responsibilities include preparation, distribution and storage of medications. Works with computerized and automated systems for dispensing and preparing medications. Responsible for developing and promoting collaborative and collegial relationships with nurses, physicians and interdepartmental personnel.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Fills and transcribes physician orders and labels medications, inpatient and outpatient, that are subsequently reviewed and verified by a pharmacist. (essential)

  2. Replenishes and stocks all drug products and supplies in pharmacy work areas. (essential)

  3. Responsible for receiving and putting away orders from the vendors including filling the carousel or stationary shelving for Schedule III through VI medications. (essential)

  4. Performs stocking and expiration checking in automated dispensing machines for schedule III though VI medications using barcode scanning. (essential)

  5. Performs simple non-sterile compounding and medication repackaging under the direction of a registered pharmacist. (essential)

  6. Responsible for delivering schedule III through VI medications to patient care areas in a timely manner. (essential)

  7. Completes didactic training in a timely manner. (essential)

Required Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED required.

License Pharmacy Technician Trainee required. (Obtain on or before hiring.)

0-1 years related work experience required.

Condition of Employment: As required by 247 CMR 8.03 (5) Pharmacy Technician trainees must submit and receive pharmacy technician license after completing 500 hours but before 1500 hours or 1 year of service (whichever comes first) 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:

Experience in a fast-paced environment. Experience in healthcare or retail pharmacy experience preferred. Ability to develop strong relationships with diverse groups of professionals (Physicians, nurses, administrators, etc.).


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies: Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 - over.

Social/Environmental Requirements:

Work requires periods of close attention to work with out interruption. Concentrated effort of up to 4 hours without break may be required.

Work routine is fairly consistent, but employee needs to be able to use judgment to respond to events several times a week.

Potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions

Several times a week: Exposure to dust,gas,fumes,steam,chemicals, Protective equipment required(Respirator,earplugs,mask,gloves,eyewear etc), Potential exposure to infectious diseases and/or airborne pathogens, Potential exposure to infectious diseases and/or bloodborne pathogens.

Health Care Status: HCW 3: Regular provision of service in a patient care area. Examples: Unit coordinators, lead coordinator/supervisor, patient liaison, nutrition services, environmental services, registrars, information desks, security, etc- Health Care Worker Status may vary by department

Sensory Requirements:

Close work (paperwork, visual examination), Color vision/perception, Visual clarity <3 feet, Conversation, Monitoring Equipment, Telephone, Background Noise.

Physical Requirements:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

This job requires constant walking, standing, Keyboard use, Endurance-working up to 5-6 hours without a break,frequent sitting, bending neck, bending waist, Fine Manipulation using both hands, Pushing/Pulling using both hands, Reaching-above shoulder height, Reaching-below shoulder height.There may be occasional Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 10 lbs, Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 25 lbs, Pushing items weighing up to 10 lbs, Pushing items weighing up to 25 lbs, Pushing items weighing up to 50 lbs.Rarely there may be Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs, Pushing items weighing up to 75 lbs.

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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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