Pharmacy Technician

Springfield, MA

General Description:

The Pharmacy Technician position is responsible for preparing medications for patient consumption under the general supervision of a licensed Pharmacist and in accordance with standard departmental procedures.

Reports to:                          Staff Pharmacist

Supervises:                        N/A

Salary/Status:                     Non-Exempt

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician licensed by passing the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam.
  • Must be flexible and be able to work different schedules to meet client and Pharmacy needs. 
  • Possess detailed knowledge of OTC drugs and laws governing OTC drugs
  • Possess thorough knowledge of the Pharmacy Technician Procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required for working with patients and staff.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect; regard for patient privacy is essential.
  • Familiarity with data collections and data entry.
  • Organizational skills a must.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Computer literacy.

Principle Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Fill new medication orders, refills and renewals for Caring Health Center Pharmacy clients. 
  2. Performs duties assigned by a licensed pharmacist.  Areas of work are checked routinely for maintenance of quality control.  Work is conducted in accordance with generally accepted standards of practice following departmental procedures and policies as outlined in the department operations manual.
  3. Restock shelves in the dispensing areas as stock replacement for the pick stations.
  4. Prepares in accordance with pharmacy law and standards of pharmacy practice outpatient RX’s to be dispensed after pharmacist approval. 
  5. Credit Client medications that are returned.
  6. Checks and removes outdated meds on a routine basis to ensure that no deteriorated meds are in stock.  Keep appropriate records.
  7. Prepare and coordinate shipment of prescription orders.
  8. Help pharmacists in training new technicians and cross training other technicians.
  9. Continues to educate by attending drug in-services and keeping up with policy changes.
  10. Make recommendations to the Pharmacist as to how methods and procedures can be improved.
  11. Ability to help others whenever and wherever there is a backlog. 
  12. Being accurate, fast, knowledgeable, thorough and complete in one’s work.
  13. Willingness t o learn new responsibilities. 

Working Conditions:

  1. This position requires the ability to use a computer workstation, viewing a CRT and operating a keyboard.
  2. This requires frequent standing and walking to storage shelves and filling counters to fill prescriptions.

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JOB CODE: 1000043