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Job Details

Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

Date Posted: 07/14/2024

Requisition Number: 8063

Location: CHA Somerville Campus 

Work Days: Mostly M - F 8am - 4:30pm; some rotation possible  

Category: Pharmacy  

Department: Inpatient Pharmacy Somerville  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day 

Hours/Week: 40.00 

Union: No 

Union Name: Non Union

At Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), the inpatient pharmacy has the best of both worlds - an innovative academic environment while working in a community hospital setting. The inpatient pharmacy is a dynamic department with cutting edge clinical services and state of the art automation and technology. We utilize EPIC for our Electronic Health Record (EHR), Pyxis technology for dispensing and have bedside barcoding implemented in all inpatient areas. The services we provide are performed with a focus on optimizing clinical outcomes and patient safety, increasing patient satisfaction and improving the financial sustainability of the organization. The inpatient pharmacy staff is comprised of a team of Clinical Specialists, Staff Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Interns who work collaboratively to ensure safe medication dispensing, compounding and distribution. Our pharmacy technicians are crucial to the success of the Pharmacy Enterprise. 

Job responsibilities include sterile and non-sterile compounding, medication preparation for dispensing, medication delivery to patient care areas, inventory and record-keeping management, triaging of phone calls from patient care areas, Pyxis medication station restocking and troubleshooting, and inspections of hospital and clinic medication storage areas. We have a robust internal training program for sterile and non-sterile compounding. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration: Must have a current technician registration in good standing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy or be eligible for registration in MA. In lieu of an active MA registration, candidates must register prior to working 1000 hours at the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Failure to register within this time period will result in the discontinuation of employment at CHA. High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate is required. 

Work Experience: Minimum of one year experience as a pharmacy technician is desired. Certification: Completion of a Board of Pharmacy approved certifying body pharmacy technician certification examination is desired.   

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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