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Pharmacy Tech II

Requisition #

58468BR

Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date

08-Oct-2019

Schedule Type

Full-Time

Dept. Name

PEI 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.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 58468
  • Technician functions under the supervision of the pharmacist in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.
  • Technician will process, fill and label both new and refill outpatient prescriptions.
  • Technician will display excellent customer service skills involving greeting customers/nurses in a timely, courteous manner and asking questions to help obtain information needed.
  • 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 by 2009
  • Registered with Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Work Schedule

  • Full Time (40 hours/week)
  • Day/Eve Shifts
  • Rotating Schedule as needed
  • Every 4th weekend rotation
  • Noncontract

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

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 #

58468BR
Pharmacy