Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 215360

Title: Technician, Pharmacy Certified

Department: Pharmacy

Grade: TEC7

Posting Date: 6/30/2021

Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: Per-Diem

Union:  Non-Union

Hours: Per-diem

Shift Length: 8

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of a technician supervisor and pharmacist, performs medication related tasks such as packaging, preparation of all forms of medications, record keeping, and all aspects of drug distribution. Assists in the transportation and handling of controlled substances.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Processes orders using pharmacy computer system. Delivers patient medications to patient’s rooms and medication room areas.
  2. Familiar with pharmacy technology and equipment. Capable of troubleshooting any technical problem.
  3. Prepares and packages all forms of medications. Prepares intravenous (IV) drugs using aseptic technique in compounding parenteral nutrition, antibiotics, chemotherapy and other IV drugs.
  4. Maintains inventory including floor stock medication, reorders, restocks, and monitors expiration dates of all medications.
  5. Maintains required documentation in accordance with regulatory and hospital requirements and maintains respect for patient confidentiality. Generates necessary pharmacy reports.

Position Qualifications:



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current registration with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy and Certified Pharmacy Technician (PTCB) certification.



  • Position requires proficiency in math and, knowledge and ability to use a computer.
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions with accuracy, efficiency, and dependability.
  • Positive work ethic, motivated and professional demeanor to promote teamwork in the department.


  • Preferred to have recent pharmacy work experience within the past 6 months.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Standards of Respect: