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Physical Location

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

MRC Pharmacy

Hours Per Week



Mercy PEPOM Pharmacists


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 67350
  • Emergency Medicine Pharmacist
  • Medication evaluation
  • Reviews new medication orders for appropriateness of drug, dose, route, frequency
  • Intervenes to recommend improvements in drug therapy and documents on intervention documentation form
  • Perform medication reconciliation via gathering patient medication history and supervision of pharmacy technicians obtaining medication histories for patients being admitted to the hospital
  • Follows clinical guidelines e.g. therapeutic substitution, renal dosing, QT prolongation, IV to PO substitution, automatic adjustment of medications
  • Effectively participates in medication utilization reviews
  • Completes adverse drug reaction reports, retrospectively and prospectively
  • Specialize in providing Emergency Department pharmacy services weight, age, potential drug interactions or incompatibilities, allergies, and cost effectiveness
  • Enters/verifies, compounds and dispenses medications and IV’s as needed in a timely manner while controlling waste
  • Supervises technicians and coordinates their functions in product preparation, distribution, labeling and documentation
  • Provides factual information about medications in a timely manner to patients, health care professionals or other customers
  • Delegates appropriately to professional and supportive personnel, and supervises their pharmacy technician activities


  • B.S. or Pharm D from an accredited college of pharmacy



  • Hospital pharmacy experience with additional training/experience with emergency medicine preferred


  • Therapeutic drug monitoring, Unit Dose dispensing, I.V. Admixture, medication compounding
  • Teamwork and effective oral and written communication skills required
  • Will contribute to learning of students, interns and residents as part of day to day work assignment. Will contribute to orientation and training of new staff as applicable
  • Computer skills with proficiency in MS Office products are preferred
  • Maintain ACLS and BLS training and certification status
  • Patient counseling skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians and nurses in the emergency department
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to directly supervise and delegate pharmacy technician responsibilities


  • Valid license to practice pharmacy in the state of Minnesota
  • ACLS and BLS training and certification preferred

Work Schedule

7 - 10 hour days on/ 7 days off

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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