Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical services to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the Hospital for Large Animals. Services consist of providing pharmaceutical care to all hospitalized patients, as well as outpatients and any refill requests. Pharmacy oversees appropriate drug selection and use by veterinary students, interns and residents to ensure accurate patient care. Pharmacy provides drug information as needed to hospital staff, clients, referring veterinarians and pharmacists. Pharmacy enforces compliance with all state and federal drug laws.
Responsibilities include the daily activities necessary to provide accurate and efficient pharmaceutical services to patients and clients of both hospitals. This includes filling medication orders for all inpatients, outpatients and any refill requests, restocking inventory in the pharmacy and dispensing cabinets, and communicating with doctors, students and clients regarding medication orders or questions.
High School Diploma or the equivalent
Minimum one-year experience as a pharmacy technician or veterinary technician
Ability to multi-task in a busy hospital with frequent interruption
Ability to work independently without direct supervision and with strong attention to detail
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. with or without accommodation
3-5 years experience as a pharmacy technician or veterinary technician in an in-patient setting
Strong customer service skills
Current Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician License
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Schedule is Monday 10:30a-8p , Tuesday 10a-7p, Wednesday 8a-5:30p, Saturday 8a-5p and includes rotating holiday coverage and some weekend coverage when needed (weekend/holiday hours: 8am-5pm). Additional flexibility may be necessary for covering vacation and/or sick time.
This position is considered essential and is therefore required to work as scheduled during emergency campus and hospital closings (i.e. during snow storms).
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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