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Pharmacy Tech - Community
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Hennepin County Medical Center | Minneapolis, MN
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Job Description

We currently have 1 vacancy for Pharmacy Tech primarily for Whittier Clinic in South Minneapolis, full time with benefits, 80 hours per pay period, day/evening rotating shift, rotating weekends and holidays.


Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist performs a variety of technical and clerical duties allowable by law, while maintaining a favorable image of the pharmacy within the hospital and in the community.


* Answers phones for the pharmacy department and directs calls to appropriate personnel
* Maintains knowledge of the Hospital Credit and Collection Policy and other related policies
* Prepackages, prepares, labels and hands out prescriptions after they are checked by a registered pharmacist
* Maintains cash registers, credit card machines and reporting for cash transactions
* Prepares daily deposits for the cashier's office
* Bills and credits patient medications
* Stocks inventory in Pharmacy
* Routinely checks and removes outdated and expired medications
* Delivers medications to patient care and ancillary areas and picks up new orders as scheduled
* Files prescriptions and reports
* Maintains the pharmacy in a clean and organized fashion
* Enters outpatient prescriptions
* Obtains and records patient drug histories
* Triages orders, determines priorities, processes orders and notifies the pharmacist as appropriate
* Performs various calculations to determine the correct dose using weight
* Identifies the appropriate product to process based on the prescription order
* Triages insurance rejections and initiates prior authorization claims as needed
* Uses appropriate pharmaceutical-medical terms, abbreviations and symbols
* Maintains a working knowledge of general chemical and physical properties of drugs
* Compounding medications as per Minnesota Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations
* Responsible for safe and careful handling of chemotherapeutic medications
* Assist with other duties as assigned but only after appropriate training


Minimum Qualifications:

* High School Diploma or GED
* Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program or a 240 hour employer based Technician training Program or 1,000 hours of Pharmacy experience
* Current Pharmacy Technician Registration with MN State Board
* PTCB or ExCPT pharmacy tech certification within 1 year of date of hire, paid for by employee or
* Current Intern License with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Preferred Qualifications:

* Computer skills
* Knowledge of Pharmacy computer systems
* Insurance and Billing Experience

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

* Ability to communicate with other employees and public
* Possess strong interpersonal skills; be a team player, and promote positive team environment
* Excellent customer service skills
* Demonstrate good decision making skills, problem solving techniques, and possess the ability to prioritize multiple tasks
* Ability to use a computer and associated programs
* Ability to understand oral and written instructions
* Ability to learn and apply pharmacy procedures and interpret prescriptions
* Ability to apply basic math skills
* Some skill in record keeping
* Ability to use computer effectively