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Fairview Health Services Pharmacy Technician - Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota


University of Minnesota Medical Center is an exciting and fast-paced hospital environment to work as a pharmacy technician. UMMC is an academic medical center, where we take care of some of Minnesota’s sickest patients.

Technicians on our East Bank campus support pharmaceutical care for acutely ill adult patients that include oncology, transplant, and stroke patients. On West Bank, our technicians support pharmaceutical care for pediatric, behavioral health, and adult patients. Technicians at UMMC are trained to work in a variety of settings, including Central Distribution, IV Sterile Compounding, ICU/OR satellites and Automation.

Technicians also participate in lifesaving resuscitation efforts for cardiac arrest patients as part of a Code Team. They staff alongside and support clinically trained pharmacists and pharmacy residents, working with cutting edge medication therapies and technologies.

Consider joining our team at UMMC!

Responsibilities/Job Description

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.


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.

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Fairview Health Services ( 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 12 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.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2019-30106

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Pharmacy

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Pharmacy - Inpatient