Pharmacy Technician

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Lawrence, MA
Established in 1980, the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Inc. (GLFHC) is a multi-site, mission-driven, non-profit organization employing over 600 staff whose primary focus is providing the highest quality patient care to a culturally diverse population throughout the Merrimack Valley. Nationally recognized as a leader in community medicine (family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, and geriatrics), GLFHC has clinical sites throughout the service area and is the sponsoring organization for the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program.

GLFHC is currently seeking a service oriented, bi-lingual, Pharmacy Technician to join our Pharmacy Team. Under the supervision of the Pharmacy Manager, the primary responsibility of the Pharmacy Tech is to support the Pharmacist in the prescription fulfillment process.

Scope of Duties:

* Mixes pharmaceutical preparations, fills bottles with prescribed tablets and capsules, and prepares labels for bottles.

* Assists Pharmacist to prepare and dispense medication both over the counter and using unit dose medication methods. Also assist the Pharmacist with placing orders.

* Receives and stores incoming orders and supplies and answers telephone and receives in orders.

* Assist customers with prescriptions as well as front store products and in the use of all products.

* Counts stock and enter data in computer to maintain inventory records.

* Processes records of medication and equipment dispensed to customers, compute charges, enters data in computer and bills customers and/or Third Party.

* Sets up prescription orders for in-store pick up and/or delivery.

* Settles the Register at the end of the day.

* Must be able to perform routine business math calculations, calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

* Plan to work 500 hours as a Tech in Training, and pass the internal Tech exam in order to register with the Board of Pharmacy.

* Must be a team player with integrity and concern for the quality of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Pharmacy products and staff members. Work together to keep the pharmacy clean and neat.

* Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

* Travel between sites may be required.


* Must have the resolve to maintain goals, objectives and underlying principles of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. The Pharmacy Tech should have prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

* Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. The Pharmacy Tech should be willing to take additional training to sharpen any skill deficiencies.

* Valid Driver's License


* High school Diploma or equivalent

* Must be registered with the state of Massachusetts

* Must be nationally certified with PTCB

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This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 USC 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employer under 42 USC 233 (g)-(n). No one will be denied access to services at GLFHC due to inability to pay; there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available based on family size and income.


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