Certified Pharmacy Technician

What Health System Pharmacy contributes to Cardinal Health
Pharmacy Operations is responsible for the safe, efficient and effective coordination of Cardinal Health's pharmacy operations that service acute care hospitals, hospital retail customers, ambulatory care and alternate site facilities, oncology and cardiology practices as well as retail customers.

Health System Pharmacy is responsible for providing customized pharmacy program solutions that reduce costs and improve patient care quality for hospitals, health systems and other integrated healthcare providers may also consult with and advise healthcare team on prescribed medications, supplies and related processes.

Technician in a 250 plus bed teaching hospital in Boston, MA servicing a variety of patient populations. This technician will work independently as well as part of a managed team to ensure accurate and timely delivery of medications to patient care units. This technician will support daily operational responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, medication preparation and packaging, as well as inventory management processes.

Job Summary
The Technician II, Health Systems Pharmacy provides assistance to the Pharmacist in the daily operations of the pharmacy. Activities include the preparation of and filling of prescriptions, taking pharmacy inventory and processing product returns. The Technician II, Health Systems Pharmacy ensures that all orders are reviewed by a registered pharmacist and records all activity in compliance with regulatory and company guidelines. This job frequently communicates with customers to ensure timely and accurate order fulfillment of all orders.

Job Expectations

· Accurately selects and prepares medication automatic dispensing cabinet and for patient specific use under pharmacist review

· Delivers medication to patient care units in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy regulations

· Assists in maintaining appropriate inventory levels, including stock rotation, checking for expired medications, and providing feedback when stock levels are low.

· Responds urgently to floor stock needs, delivering medications to the automated dispensing cabinet on patient care units in an accurate and timely manner, including checking for errors such as wrong strengths and expiration dates

· Works with other hospital staff to ensure medication units are clean and orderly in accordance with hospital policy and laws

· Ability to work independently as well as with a team

· Performs other related duties as assigned or requested by the Director of Pharmacy

· Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

This position is located at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA. Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a 250+ bed teaching hospital servicing a variety of patient populations.

Schedule: This position is full time, 32 hours/week. Working 4 x 8 hours shifts start time will be from 7:30a - 9a working 8 hours. Rotating Saturday schedule from 8a-4:30p


  • Assists pharmacists in filling prescription orders as permitted by State Boards of Pharmacy.

  • Prepares medication for dispensing, packaging and shipment.

  • Takes inventory, places orders, checks in drugs and supplies, stocks shelves and removes out of date items from the inventory.

  • Enters medical supply orders in pharmacy system.

  • Communicates with all customers (patients, clinics, care-givers, physicians) in an amicable and professional manner.

  • Processes returned medications from the facility for credit or destruction.

  • Inputs patient data and prescription information into the pharmacy information management system.

  • Maintains knowledge of and abides by all applicable pharmacy laws and regulations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

  • Licensed pharmacy technician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required

  • PTCB certification highly preferred.

  • In-patient/hospital experience preferred.

  • IV compounding experience preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to use technology such as computers, smart phones and tablets.

  • Customer/vendor credentialing is required (this may include vaccinations). More details will be provided if you are selected for an interview.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies acquired knowledge and skills to complete standard tasks.

  • Readily learns and applies new information and methods to work in assigned area.

  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications.

  • Works on routine assignments that require some problem resolution.

  • Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods.

  • Adheres to all quality guidelines.

  • Works under moderate degree of supervision.

  • Work typically involves regular review of output by work lead or supervisor.

  • Refers complex unusual problems to supervisor.

Anticipated hourly range: $17.80 per hour - $25.39 per hour

Bonus eligible: No

Benefits: Cardinal Health offers a wide variety of benefits and programs to support health and well-being.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid time off plan
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • 401k savings plan
  • Access to wages before pay day with myFlexPay
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Short- and long-term disability coverage
  • Work-Life resources
  • Paid parental leave
  • Healthy lifestyle programs

Application window anticipated to close: 7/7/2024 *if interested in opportunity, please submit application as soon as possible.

The hourly range listed is an estimate. Pay at Cardinal Health is determined by multiple factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographical location, relevant education, experience and skills and an evaluation of internal pay equity.

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.