Lead Pharmacy Technician

University of Maryland Medical SystemUniversity of Maryland Medical System

Baltimore ,MD ,US
Job Description
Job Description

Reporting to the Pharmacy Operations Manager, the Lead Pharmacy Technician at Capital Region Medical Center is responsible for assisting and leading the Pharmacy Technician workforce. This individual will provide guidance to the pharmacy leadership team related to pharmacy technician operations, responsibilities, training/competencies, documentation, annual USP 797/800 requirements, pharmacy technician onboarding and will be a key member of the pharmacy team with regards to development and redesign of optimal workflows and efficiencies. This individual should be proficient in all pharmacy technician responsibilities including unit dose medication distribution, cart fill, pharmacy sterile and non-sterile compounding, repackaging operations, emergency cart preparation, pharmacy automation and decentralized medication distribution systems. Responsibilities include working directly with pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and the pharmacy management team to develop, implement, optimize and improve pharmacy technician service levels while driving standardized accountable workflows and performance expectations. The Lead Pharmacy Technician is an on-line, staffing pharmacy technician position with dedicated off-line time to work with employees on training, scheduling, workflow design, performance improvement initiatives and overall improved pharmacy technician service levels. The Lead Pharmacy Technician will be an individual open to new ideas and willing to be a change agent within the department to assist pharmacy management in designing more efficient and effective operations. On-line staffing time versus off-line project time will vary depending on staffing needs, patient needs and project needs.

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Treating over 330,000 patients every year, the University of Maryland Medical Center is at the vital core of Maryland’s health care system and community. We’re known for our prestigious expertise in innovative research and education, along with the talented staff and advanced centers that make it all possible. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the world’s first center dedicated to trauma, treats more than 7,500 critically injured patients a year with an incredible 97 percent survival rate. We also have one of the nation’s largest kidney and pancreas transplant programs at The Joseph and Corinne Schwartz Division of Transplantation, home to Maryland’s first steroid-free protocol and pancreas/kidney transplant. From our National Cancer Institute-designated UM Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center to The University of Maryland’s Children’s Hospital, one of the largest pediatric centers in the state, we are dedicated to saving and transforming lives.



  • Required: Registered Pharmacy Technician in State of Maryland. PTCB certification or equivalent.


  • Required: Entry - High School or equivalent
  • Preferred: Formal
  • Completed Course Work/Program: Associates Degree in health sciences or related field is preferred

Applicable Experience

  • Experience (years): Required: Three years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • Preferred: 5 or more years as Pharmacy Technician
  • Experience: Previous lead and/or supervisory experience preferred. Previous experience with hospital pharmacy automation and hospital pharmacy purchasing systems (preferred). Previous experience in process improvement and workflow re-design preferred. Demonstrated ability to take competing ideas, form consensus and lead change management preferred.

Technical/Clinical Skills

  • Basic knowledge and working experience with Medical Terminology
  • Standard Office Equipment (list): Computer, facsimile, Answering Machine
  • Medical Equipment (list): Pharmacy Automation (automated dispensing cabinets, Boxpicker, high-speed packager, electronic medical records, pharmacy wholesaler software, pharmacy purchasing software)
  • Other: Previous experience in process improvement and workflow re-design preferred. Demonstrated ability to take competing ideas, form consensus and lead change management preferred.
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