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Pharmacy Tech II

Requisition #

66294BR

Physical Location

Fridley, Minnesota

Posted Date

02-Sep-2020

Dept. Name

UNY Pharmacy

Hours Per Week

40

Contract

Noncontract

Introduction

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.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 66294
  • The technician functions under the supervision of the pharmacist and provides basic drug distribution and drug preparation services in the pharmacy and on the patient care units
  • The position is trained in high risk medication preparation (e.g., TPN, Chemotherapy)
  • Prepare, check and dispense medications and supplies, compound extemporaneous products including packaging of medications in unit dose or unit of use packaging
  • Follows USP 797 requirements in preparing IV admixtures, IVIG, antibiotic piggybacks, syringes and other aseptically prepared products
  • Deliver medications and supplies to patient care areas
  • Perform monthly station checks, medication room outdate checks and organization
  • Check and restock nursing unit crash carts
  • Answer and/or appropriately triage incoming phone calls to various areas of the pharmacy department or pharmacists using proper phone etiquette
  • Assist in inventory control functions
  • Order, receive, unpack, check incoming stock against invoice and put away in a timely manner in relief of the buyer

Education

  • High school degree minimum

Qualification/Skills

Experience

  • Voc Tech Pharmacy Technician training program or two years of hospital pharmacy experience preferred

Skills

  • Good ability to perform routine mathematical and pharmaceutical calculations
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Computer experience preferred
  • Typing skill of 30 wpm preferred

Licensure/Certifications

  • Technician certification required within 6 months of hire
  • Registered with Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Work Schedule

Primarily day shifts with occasional evening shift assignment and overnight coverage.

Location/Community Information

Fridley is known for a small-town atmosphere in the midst of a metro area. Fridley schools experience unusually strong enrollment by nonresidents who cite quality academics, good school climate, and personalized attention for each student, as their reasons for choosing the Fridley Schools.

Fridley:

  • Located 15 miles North of Minneapolis
  • Population = 20,000
  • Service Area = 600,350

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

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.


Requisition #

66294BR
Pharmacy