Fairview Health Services  Pharmacy Technician-Hospital in Twin Cities, Minnesota

JobTitle Pharmacy Technician-Hospital

Specialty Pharmacy

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (West Bank)

Department Pharmacy - Inpatient

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Shift Rotating day/evening/night

Date Posted 04/27/2018

Job Number 18-72592

Job Description:

Responsibilities Include:

*Prepare, label and deliver medications and supplies accurately and safely, as assigned and in accordance with all legal requirements and policies under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist.

Calculate and measure correct dose, select correct drug and diluents, compound and label products accurately and safely.

Admixtures include Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), Immunoglobulin mixtures (IGG, ATG), irrigations, infusions, antibiotic piggybacks and syringes, chemotherapy and other sterile products.

Demonstrate knowledge of calibrating TPN and/or other compounding pumps packaging machines and other technology

Deliver medications and supplies to patient care areas.

*Process medication orders or prescriptions and maintain patient profiles accurately in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy information systems.

Enter patient information and/or medication orders into the EHR (electronic health record) and/or pharmacy systems

Assist pharmacist in processing outpatient prescriptions

*Assist in medication preparation.

Operate equipment and use appropriate techniques when using automated medication stations, refilling, inventory tasks, basic reports and maintenance.

Prepare medication orders for re-supplying Automated Distribution Cabinets.

After a pharmacist or Tech-Check-Tech Technician checks order for accuracy-medications are re-stocked in the appropriate Automated Dispensing Cabinet. Manage medication inventories including re-supplying, checking for outdates, etc.

*Prepare, order, process and recharge stock.

Distribute completed orders appropriately

Audit medication storage areas for proper storage of medications, dating and appropriate medication stock

Fill and distribute routine stock orders for patient care areas.

Prepare invoices for payment.

Assist in processing returns and outdated drugs for return credit.

As assigned, ensure correct inventory, deliver and maintenance of files related to controlled substances throughout the hospital.

*Complete work activities through effective management of time, tasks and available information.

Teach and mentor co-workers.

Answer and appropriately triage incoming phone calls to various areas of the pharmacy department and/or staff.

Communicate appropriately, using all options available including e-mail

*Handle cash register transactions accurately and verify outpatient prescription insurance coverage.

Demonstrate knowledge of billing and accurately process charges and credits

As assigned, ensure charge capture and correct billing of all manually billed items from patient care areas.

*Meet all role-related and age specific competencies. Comply with all initial and ongoing competencies within the entity and department.

Job Qualifications:


Current or pending registration by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, and if first registered on/after 1/1/2013, completion of a MNBOP approved employer based or vocational/technical training program.

Certified with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board within 6 months of hire.


Pharmacy technician experience and knowledgeable of data entry and insurance adjudications.

Desired Skills:

Excellent customer service skills, proficient in the English language, good attention to detail, ability to problem solve effectively, ability to follow policies and procedures, basic math skills, basic typing skills and excellent communication skills.

About Fairview Health Services

Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

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