Pharmacy - Baystate Health

Req#: R30216
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Pharmacy
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Rehabilitation, a comprehensive rehab program providing services throughout western Massachusetts is looking for a full time Certified Pharmacy Technician to join our team in Springfield, MA.

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:

  • Teamwork, flexibility, peer support

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday-Sunday – 7:00 am – 6:00pm
  • Full time – 40 hours
  • Every other weekend and rotating holidays

LOCATION:

  • 759 Chestnut Street
  • Springfield, Massachusetts

THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH BAYSTATE!

  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases
  • Continuing education support and reimbursement
  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages
  • Farm Share Memberships
  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service
  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!
  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
  • Onsite parking (Wing, Noble and BFMC posting only)

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff.  We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.  

Job Summary: 

Under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, Pharmacy technicians assist in various activities of the pharmacy department. Through the leadership of the operations leadership team, the pharmacy technician is responsible for the essential functions and responsibilities outlined in this document, noting every employee is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Leadership has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities based on changes in workflows or processes as necessary.
           
The employee is expected to:
Obtain and maintain appropriate knowledge and understanding of Baystate Medical Center/Baystate Health (BH) Pharmacy Services. This knowledge includes the values, policies, and procedures of BMC/BH and BH Pharmacy Services. The incumbent serves as a representative of the department both inside and outside the Pharmacy and Hospital and must adhere to system and department compliance policies, any applicable laws and regulations, and the

The certified pharmacy technician I team members are expected to understand significant job responsibilities and performance factors that help meet the mission and vision of the department and organization. This includes a strong dedication to the following vital behaviors which impact the patient experience:
Customer service
Teamwork
Attendance 
Thorough understanding of drug distribution workflows focusing on medication safety, quality, and value;
Dedication and commitment to understanding, identifying, and participation in quality improvement initiatives

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Distributive Pharmacy Services:
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of a Central Pharmacy and distributive pharmacy technician's duties and responsibilities.  This includes, but is not limited to:

Operates all pharmacy automation and technology in accordance with policy, procedures, and manufacturing instructions to support inventory management, drug preparation, and dispensing processes across all medication storage locations

Assists the purchasing staff with functions related to drug purchasing and inventory control as needed. 

2) Dedication to Quality/Safety

Understands the BH pharmacy locations and shifts and is familiar with the expectations of the technician role and various specialty areas/roles.

Maintains a working knowledge of medication error prevention methods and handling/preparation techniques for high-risk or high-alert medications, including LASA medications

Participates in medication/safety event reporting and resolutions as appropriate.

3) Customer Service & Teamwork: 
Interacts effectively with other members of the department and health care team regularly. 
Maintains attentiveness to the rights of patients. Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
Triages orders, determine priorities, processes orders, and notify the pharmacist as appropriate. 
Communicates effectively with the team and external colleagues. This includes receiving/referring incoming calls to the department that handles the pharmacy window.

4) Participates in the BH staff development program – Performance Evaluation (PE) and works to meet departmental, professional, and personal goals

5) Participates in the training and/or orientation of new pharmacy employees as needed

6) Employee is aware of and follows BH attendance policy

Required Work Experience: 

1) Previous technician retail experience required

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Possesses good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Understands the principles of staff engagement

Proficient in computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred

Ability to work independently

Demonstrated math skills

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School diploma
  • MA State license
  • Nationally certified – PTCB 

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Certified Pharmacy Technician – Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Pharmacy Technician – Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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