Altru Health System

Pharmacy Tech - Inpatient

Grand Forks, ND
Aug 06, 2017
The Inpatient Pharmacy Technician I is responsible for coordinating and replenishing narcotic and non-narcotic medication distribution throughout the health system to provide patient medications in a safe, accessible and timely manner, providing IV preparation and delivery support, preparing, dispensing and inventorying medication in storage areas and keeping records of medication preparation.  Patients cared for include those in the following age groups:  infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric.


Primary Job Duties:

-     Utilization of pharmacy automated systems, including, but not limited to, Pyxis, Talyst and InstyMeds.

-     Utilization of non-automated medication distribution systems, including, but not limited to, cart fill, first-dose dispensing, unit-dose packaging and tech-check-tech.

-     Coordinate automated dispensing systems and cart fill activities to provide efficient medication inventory control. 

-     Maintain service and support of pharmacy automated systems.

-     Address distribution system operational problems identified by users; troubleshooting daily.

-     Provide technical expertise to pharmacy and nursing staff.

-     Responsible for adherence to the department’s controlled substance security policy.

-     Maintain pharmacy technician practice competencies in selected areas of pharmacy operations, including: cart fill, first dose dispensing, replenishment of automated dispensing systems, packaging and tech-check-tech.

-     Monitor selected medication use, waste reconciliation and discrepancy reports, and report deviations in compliance to the Pharmacy Supervisor.

-     Responsible for sterile compounding duties, including, but not limited to, IV admixture, small volume parenteral preparation, TPN compounding and quality assurance recordkeeping.

-     Maintaining appropriate patient and department records and documentation in compliance  with state and federal regulations and department of pharmacy policies and procedures.






•           High School or equivalent education.

•           Licensure required by the North Dakota State Board of Pharmacy.

•           Successful completion of the functional assessment.





Standing                           Occasional-Frequent       

Sitting                              Frequently

Walking                             Occasional-Frequent

Lifting/Carrying                Light-Medium Work (20-50# maximum)

Pushing/Pulling                 Light-Medium Work (20-50# maximum)

Forward Bending             Occasionally

Reaching                         Frequently

Squat/Crouch/Kneel        Rarely

Climbing                            None

Crawling                            None

Trunk Rotation           Occasionally 

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