Pharmacy Technician I - 40hrs at Cooley Dickinson Hospital (CDH)

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Description:


With energy and purpose, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, a member of the Mass General Brigham system, is advancing health care in western Massachusetts, and has been since 1886. Our network employs more than 2,000 medical professionals and support staff, at our main Hospital campus in Northampton and additional locations in twelve towns throughout the Pioneer Valley. Cooley Dickinson's VNA & Hospice is also a vital part of our network, providing home-based services throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties.


In addition to competitive pay, all Cooley Dickinson employees who work 20 hours or more per week have access to the following benefits with no waiting period:

  • A range of health, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance benefits.

  • A generous and flexible Earned Time Off program starting at six weeks accrual per year.

  • 403(b) retirement plan with various investment options.

  • Opportunities and support for continued education including tuition reimbursement.


The Pharmacy Technician I is responsible for performing a variety of duties in the pharmacy including routine filling or refilling of medication and supply orders, packaging, clerical, and other standardized duties.

This position is part of the 1199SEIU Bargaining Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

This position reports to the Pharmacy Technician Supervisor and operates within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.


  • Fill Surgery, Recovery Room, or other orders for supplies, standard medications, etc.

  • Deliver patient medications, standard stock, and/or other pharmaceutical items to patient units.

  • Maintain prescribed usage, stocking, control or other detailed records. Restock and/or load medications into Automated Dispensing Machines (ADM) units on each nursing unit as needed, or per refill schedule. Deliver controlled drugs to the nursing units as directed by a Pharmacist.

  • Check incoming purchased medications, supplies, etc., for conformity to invoice or packing slips. Report shortages, discrepancies, damaged goods, etc. Place in proper storage rotating stock daily.

  • Prepare IV solutions utilizing aseptic techniques and following USP 797 Standards.

  • Package bulk medication or supplies into required form for dispensing. Restock working storage areas from main bulk storage. Reorder stock medications and supplies as necessary.

  • Perform monthly inspections of all drug storage areas, ADM's of the hospital under the direction of the Director, Pharmacy management, or staff pharmacists, following guidelines as mandated by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

  • Maintain various records, reports and files. Maintain proficiency with multiple pharmacy software systems. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

  • Answer telephone; take or relay messages; answer routine questions. Requisition department supplies and assist in ordering. Rotate shifts as assigned if necessary to maintain department function.

  • Maintain established hospital and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, confidentiality, quality improvement program, compliance, safety, infection control, and environmental standards.

  • Maintain professional growth and development through attendance at seminars, workshops, conferences or in-services, professional affiliations, or journals to stay abreast of current trends in field of expertise.

  • Meet annual competency and retraining requirements.

  • Attend meetings as required.

  • Perform other functions/duties as requested.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Current Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician Registration required

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT) preferred

  • Minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year experience as a hospital pharmacy technician preferred

EEO Statement

It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cooley Dickinson Health Care will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Cooley Dickinson Health Care embraces diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, and encourages people of color, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply.
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