JOB OPENINGS

Pharmacy Technician Job Duties:

  • Helps health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and by phone; answering questions and requests; referring inquiries to the pharmacist.
  • Maintains pharmacy inventory by checking pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed medications and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt; removing outdated drugs.
  • Maintains a safe and clean pharmacy by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Organizes medications for pharmacist to dispense by reading medication orders and prescriptions; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions and other pharmaceutical therapies.
  • Maintains records by recording and filing physicians' orders and prescriptions.
  • Generates revenues by calculating, recording, and issuing charges.
  • Ensures medication availability by delivering medications to patients and departments.
  • Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Pharmacist Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
  •   Clinically reviews all medication orders to ensure that medications entered into the patient?s profiles are safe for administration. Assessment should include, appropriate drug selection, medication allergy, dose, route of administration, diagnosis, relevant laboratory results, therapeutic duplication, drug interactions and age of patient.
  • Intervenes with appropriate health care professional when necessary, and documents clinical interventions consistent with departmental policy.
  • Appropriately enters reviewed orders into the Pharmacy Information system with attention being paid to how this medication will be administered by the nurse.
  • Supervises pharmacy technician and interns to ensure that the daily needs of our patients are being met. Educate technician and interns as to safe medication practices.
  • Provides drug information to medical staff and patients upon request or when need is apparent. Documents request into the intervention database in accordance with departmental policy.
  • Responsible for day-to-day management of drug distribution, including all controlled substances, IV medications, extemporaneously compounded medications, repackaged medications and investigational drugs.
  • Responsible for understanding and utilizing all technology to accomplish the above.
  • Serves as a liaison between pharmacy department and any health care provider.
  • Pharmacists are responsible for their own professional development including, meeting all requirements for continuing education, keeping abreast of current professional literature, both from a clinical and medication safety perspective.
  • Actively participates in continuous performance improvement activities of the department, including providing suggestions on how to improve day-to-day operations.
  • Performs assigned projects in a efficient and timely manner.
  • Demonstrates competency in all practice areas in which pharmacist duties are performed. Has completed all required departmental competency requirements.
  • Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities. 
  • Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  • Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  • Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
  • QualificationsEducation: Must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a current MA registration in Pharmacy.
Last Updated: 5/23/2016