Pharmacy Worcester, Massachusetts


Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

Requisition #:  190417

Title: Technician, Pharmacy Certified

Department: Pharmacy

Posting Date: November 15, 2018

Grade: TEC7

Status: Non-exempt

Union: Non-Union

Shift: Mixed

Hours:  As Needed

Shift Length: 8 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus

Rotating shifts, holidays and weekends.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is the region's trusted academic medical center, and part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system. We are committed to improving the health of people in Central Massachusetts through excellence in care, comprehensive health services, teaching and research.

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 non?judgmental aspects of drug distribution. May assist the Pharmacist in the transportation and handling of Schedule II controlled substances.

Position Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Proficient in math. Knowledge and ability to use a computer for data entry. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions with accuracy, efficiency, and dependability. Must have successfully completed a Board-approved pharmacy technician-training program by obtaining a passing score on a Board-approved pharmacy technician assessment exam. Certified by a Board-approved certifying body (PTCP).

Major Responsibilities:


Processes orders using pharmacy computer system. Delivers patient medications to patient’s rooms and medication room areas.

Familiar with pharmacy technology and equipment. Capable of troubleshooting any technical problem.

Prepares and packages all forms of medications. Prepares IV drugs using aseptic technique in compounding parenteral nutrition, antibiotics, chemotherapy and other IV drugs.

Maintains inventory including floor stock medication, reorders, restocks, and monitors expiration dates of all medications.

Maintains required documentation in accordance with regulatory and hospital requirements and maintains respect for patient confidentiality. Generates necessary pharmacy reports.

Conducts medication room inspections in assigned patient care area in accordance with regulatory requirements.

Assembles drugs in an accurate and efficient manner from physician’s orders.

Triages pharmacy calls.

Clarifies orders with prescribers.

Repackages all bulk drugs in units of use containers.

Assists in coordinating monthly JCAHO activities, including nursing unit inspections.

Maintains a clean work area and assists in quality indicator monitoring.

Assists with yearly inventory in assigned areas.

Participates in identifying problems or areas for improvement and assists supervisor with problem?solving projects and improving operations; participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities and/or teams.


Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

Attends variety of meetings, conferences, and seminars as required or directed.

Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations.

Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.

Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.