Hospital Pharmacy Technician

Hospital Pharmacy Technician

Cardinal Health | Tewksbury, MA, 01876, US
Salary Range:$116,000 – $150,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 4 days ago

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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

The Technician II, Health Systems Pharmacy provides assistance to the Pharmacist in the daily operations of the pharmacy. Activities include the preparation of and filling of prescriptions, taking pharmacy inventory and processing product returns. The Technician II, Health Systems Pharmacy ensures that all orders are reviewed by a registered pharmacist and records all activity in compliance with regulatory and company guidelines. This job frequently communicates with customers to ensure timely and accurate order fulfillment of all orders.


* 40 hours per week.

* Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.


* Assists pharmacists in filling prescription orders as permitted by State Boards of Pharmacy.

* Prepares medication for dispensing, packaging and shipment.

* Takes inventory, places orders, checks in drugs and supplies, stocks shelves and removes out of date items from the inventory.

* Enters medical supply orders in pharmacy system.

* Communicates with all customers (patients, clinics, care-givers, physicians) in an amicable and professional manner.

* Processes returned medications from the facility for credit or destruction.

* Inputs patient data and prescription information into the pharmacy information management system.

* Maintains knowledge of and abides by all applicable pharmacy laws and regulations.

* Other duties as assigned.


* High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

* Massachusetts pharmacy technician license or ability to obtain licensure.

* PTCB certified, or ability to obtain certification preferred.

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

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

* Ability to work well in a team.

* Strong communication skills.

* Strong customer service skills.

* A Covid-19 vaccination or a legitimate accommodation is required in order to be employed in this position. Covid-19 vaccination includes: 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please Note: vaccines may be required for the position subject to federal, state and/or customer requirements.

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.

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

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.