EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Certified Pharmacy Technician, Oncology / Infusion / OR - MGH Waltham
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Mass General for a limited time is offering up to a $3k sign-on bonus for this Pharmacy Technician position.

Sign-On Agreement Terms

  • 12-month work commitment
  • Full payment distribution at 90 days postdate of hire
  • Agreement authorizes repayment if work commitment not fulfilled
  • No eligibility for internal transfers, individuals who have already accepted offers or internal employees of Mass General Brigham system
  • Pro-rated based on hours worked per week

We are looking for motivated, team-oriented technicians to join our growing practice in Waltham. The practice is undergoing a transformation over the next few years that will see our size more than double in scope! As a member of our team, the experience you gain from working in multiple areas will accelerate your ability to advance your career through our new technician advancement program. Our most valued assets are our people, and we are looking for driven individuals who are eager to grow along with our burgeoning practice.

This position offers new, exciting opportunities where no two days are ever the same! We offer free parking, reimbursement of certification and licensure fees, and a collegial environment of versatile, hardworking team members. The position will cover both our infusion and OR pharmacies and offers a rotating schedule, with no nights or weekends. Join our team and have the opportunity to enhance patient care in your community.


Working in concert with the pharmacy team under the general direction of the Pharmacy Coordinator and Director, the Pharmacy Technician follows established policies and procedures to perform activities that are integral to the operation of the pharmacy department at Mass General Waltham. Activities include sterile product manufacturing, dispensing, training personnel, automated medication systems management, inventory management, checking expiration dates on medications, environmental management, distributive functions and ensuring cleanliness of the IV room and all equipment. Coordinates day to day functions of the department and will direct other ancillary staff to ensure efficient departmental operations.


Job-specific Responsibilities

Inventory Control
  • Order medication through correct account, receive, check-in, rotate, and store all medications and supplies received from manufacturers, wholesalers, and materials management.
  • Donning appropriate safety garb when necessary as per NIOSH recommendations.
  • Comply with Drug supply chain security act (DSCSA)
  • Understands contractual obligations when ordering medication
  • Checks and stocks automated medication dispensing devices under the direction of a pharmacist.
  • Reports damage, incorrect orders or shortages to wholesaler
  • Identifies industry drug shortages and reports to pharmacy manager.
  • Determine which inventory items should be ordered.
  • Weekly inventory of selected items.
  • Participate in the semi-annual physical inventory of all pharmaceutical products.
  • Identify, segregate and log expired medications.
  • Maintain the organization and cleanliness of the pharmacy.

  • Operating Room Pharmacy Activities:
  • Checks and stocks all automated medication dispensing devices (located in the anesthesia workrooms, med rooms, med onc, and the pharmacy vault) under the direction of a pharmacist.
  • Updates and Fills Code Carts under the direction of a pharmacist.
  • Completes quarterly Audits for the OR pharmacy, oncology pharmacy, cardiology, radiology and all automated medication dispensing devices.
  • Identifies, segregates and logs expired medications.
  • Manufacture medications on OR daily pharmacy request form.
  • Cycle count pharmacy Vault daily.
  • Weekly inventory of selected oncology medications.
  • Order inventory and complete all facets of EPIC inventory maintenance, rotate, and store all medication and supplies received from manufacturers, wholesalers and the Materials Management Department.
  • Staff in infusion pharmacy when needed.

  • Sterile Products Manufacturing
  • Prepare patient-specific, chemotherapy & supportive medication products using accepted techniques with adherence to USP and NIOSH guidelines
  • Don appropriate safety garb as per USP guidelines.
  • Double checks drug/solution and calculations as part of quality process.
  • Use standard reference sources to describe the general chemical and physical properties (e.g., light and temperature sensitivity, toxicity, solution stability, set and filter characteristics) of all drugs prepared in the sterile products area.
  • Perform arithmetical calculations required for the preparation of sterile products.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of common dosing ranges of medication, intravenous administration solution and set requirements for those agents.
  • Assists in training of pharmacy staff in hazardous and non hazardous compounding, medication handling and preparation (under supervision of pharmacist).
  • Uses a spill kit appropriately.

  • Environmental Management
  • USP < 797> - incorporation of regulatory changes into daily practice including requirements for clean room maintenance/cleaning and specific aseptic procedures
  • Surface and environmental testing requirements
  • NIOSH guideline adherence for handling hazardous materials
  • equipment selection and maintenance (CADD pumps etc)
  • Monitor and report on pharmacy quality assurance activities to meet the requirements of USP < 797>, < 795> and < 800> in pharmacy keeper.
  • Participates in media fill, garbing, and fingertip testing.

  • Workflow management
  • Coordination of pharmacy activities related to chemotherapy/infusion order entry and drug preparation and /or OR pharmacy activities.


    • Minimizes drug waste
    • Orders supplies and medications using preferred contracts/vendors


    Conveys Compassion: Demonstrates awareness and shows sensitivity to others' needs.

    Respectful of Others: Considers others' viewpoints and treats others with honesty, fairness and integrity. Speaks highly of the capabilities of the hospital and its staff.

    Attentive to Others: Actively looks for ways to help customers by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and/or services.

    Collaborates with Others: Maintains cooperative working relationships and builds team identity. Promotes a friendly, cooperative climate within the department and hospital setting.

    Accountable for Actions: Establishes a high degree of trust and credibility with others. Evokes confidence in character, abilities and truthfulness. Demonstrates efforts to succeed and excel. Guards patient privacy.

    Informative: Proactively shares information with others.

    Adaptable to Others: Manages multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Adapts plans, behavior or approaches to fit major change situations.

    Acts Professionally: Builds trust through reliability and authenticity. Demonstrates results-oriented behavior. Develops constructive, cooperative relationships with others.

    Emotionally Self-Aware: Understands the implications of own emotions and manages appropriately.

    Safety: Is aware of and adheres to safety measures for both patient and staff.


    • Current pharmacy technician licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Current national pharmacy technician certification
    • High School diploma or equivalent


    • Computer literacy
    • English proficiency
    • Work independently when necessary
    • Effective communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills
    • Organizational ability with attention to detail
    • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work in high-pressure situations
    • Work well on a team
    • Able to meet deadlines
    • Able to pass area-specific competencies
    • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness and sterility of IV room

      WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.

      • Daily exposure to the mental/emotional stress related to the oncology experience(s) of patients/families.
      • Risk of exposure to hazardous materials, known carcinogens and risk of physical injury.
      • Able to lift 20 lbs.
      • Capable of standing or sitting for extended periods of time.


      • 2 years of hospital based experience preferred
      • CSPT certification preferred

      EEO Statement
      Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law.

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