Pharmacy technicians are responsible for preparing doses under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, as well as delivering medications to patient care units and partnering with pharmacists, nurses and other important members of the healthcare team. There are opportunities to learn basic production and also IV compounding. You must be motivated and willing to learn multiple areas of the Inpatient Pharmacy, in a fast paced environment.
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. 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 Operate equipment and use appropriate techniques when using automated medication stations, refilling, inventory tasks, basic reports and maintenance. Audit medication storage areas for proper storage of medications, dating and appropriate medication stock Assist in processing returns and outdated drugs for return credit.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 Meet and comply with all initial and ongoing competencies within the entity and department.
Required: Completion of an accredited ASHP/ACPE Pharmacy Technician Training Program or six months of pharmacy technician experience required. Current 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. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification, or expectation to attain within 6 months of hire.
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.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 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 netwo...rk 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.