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Health Care Provider
Pharmacy Tech - Hospital
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Hennepin County Medical Center | Minneapolis, MN
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Job Description

Current vacancy is casual, no benefits, rotating day/evening/night shifts and weekends.


Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist performs a variety of technical and clerical duties allowed by law. Foster and maintain a positive image of the pharmacy within the hospital and in the community.


* Accurately prepare, package, label and deliver medications after they are checked by a registered pharmacist, intern or qualified technician checker
* Correctly perform pharmaceutical calculations to ensure correct doses are dispensed
* Aseptically prepare IV admixtures and other sterile products as requested (when trained)
* Triage pharmacy phone calls and resolve issues as able
* Inspect and maintain medication supply throughout the facility
* Remove and replace outdated medications from the pharmacy, clinics, nursing stations, and Automated Dispensing Cabinets
* Compounding medication as per Minnesota Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations
* Stocks inventory in Pharmacy
* Routinely checks and removes outdated and expired medications
* Delivers medications to patient care and ancillary areas
* Maintain and suggest improvements to pharmacy workflow
* Maintains the pharmacy in a clean and organized fashion
* Perform patient charging and other pharmacy financial activities when needed
* Responsible for safe and careful handling of chemotherapeutic medications
* Use and maintain pharmacy equipment, medication rooms, and work areas according to approved procedures
* Know and use appropriate pharmaceutical-medical terms, abbreviations and symbols
* Maintains a working knowledge of general chemical and physical properties, and appropriate use, of drugs
* Understand pharmacology of medications commensurate with pharmacy technician role
* Perform additional pharmacy technician duties as assigned


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 6 months of date of hire, paid for by employee

Preferred Qualifications:

* Excellent computer skills
* Knowledge of Pharmacy computer systems

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:

* Ability to communicate with other employees and patientsPossess strong interpersonal skills; be a team player, and promote a 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
* Must be competent in 5 out of 8 areas within 6 months of hire: First Dose Unit Dose, Cart Fill, General IV Preparation, Omnicell, Decentral, ATP, Chemotherapy IV Preparation, TPN Preparation