Job Summary Boston Children's Hospital is looking for part time Lead Technicians to fill our evening and night shifts. We have 16 hour and 24 hour positions with rotating weekends.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs quality controls checks of medication orders and doses distributed following established procedures and schedules.
May input patient medication orders on departmental computer system, ensuring that orders are verified by a pharmacist prior to dispensing.
Provides training to new technicians in job duties, procedures and techniques.
Monitors and documents trainee performance, identifying areas for improvement and reports to designated pharmacist/lead technician and/or pharmacy technician supervisor.
Fills and delivers medication orders/prescriptions for hospital inpatients and outpatients. Fills standing inpatient medication orders in individual cassettes following computer-generated lists and fills new orders/prescriptions from physician orders.
Delivers cassettes and individual medications to units and collects new medication orders according to established procedures and schedules.
Prepares patient medications in accordance with established protocols, methods, and techniques.
Measures, mixes, and compounds automated TPNs, irrigations, chemotherapy drugs, and parenteral and oral medications in specified volumes, dosages, and concentrations.
Prepares special dilutions of non-controlled and controlled substances, IV, and research study medications as needed. Labels and records manufactured medications as required.
Receives and fills pharmaceutical supply requests for nursing units, satellite locations, and other areas.
Monitors, restocks, and rotates supplies, including controlled substances, removing and replacing outdated products, and processing related patient charges and credits.
Restocks emergency code cart trays and prepares and maintains corresponding logs and records.
Assists nursing staff in completing scheduled controlled substance inventory.
Performs all automated dispensing functions. Provides training to new technicians in job duties, procedures, and techniques.
Prepares and maintains related logs and records.
Maintains neatness and organization of work area.
Answers, screens, and routes telephone calls as needed.
Refers any medical/drug information questions or administrative inquiries to the pharmacist.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Ability to operate independently.
Ability to apply effective techniques and processes resulting in nearly zero errors or defects.
Extensive knowledge of complex hospital medication use system.
Ability to recognize and escalate problems.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Proficient knowledge of basic computer skills.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to lead and follow direction.
Must possess the following pharmaceutical knowledge/skills: All of skills listed on level II plus:
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.