Pharmacy Technician - Acute Care (0.2FTE)

Duluth, MN
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May 14, 2019
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Building Location: 2nd Street Building - Duluth

Department: 12410 Inpatient Pharmacy

Job Description: Is responsible for the accurate preparation of non-sterile extemporaneous products, unit-dose preparations; inventory control; medication delivery, distribution, and storage; care of supplies and equipment; and management of automated medication dispensing systems. Assists the pharmacist and pharmacy leadership in all aspects of the daily departmental activities, including training of new staff and pharmacy students, billing, record keeping and other clerical functions, monthly audits, and other duties as assigned by the pharmacist or pharmacy leader. Tier II Techs will also be responsible for sterile injectable products including chemotherapy.

Education Qualifications:
Requirements for Tier I:

If working in a MN location, must meet one of these three education/experience categories as defined by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy:

Previous experience as a pharmacy technician with maintenance of continuous registration as a pharmacy technician with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy dating back prior to January 1st, 2013

Completion of a board-approved technician training program

Completion of the Essentia Health employer-based technician training program within first 90 days of employment.

If working in a ND location, must meet one of these two education requirements, as defined by the North Dakota Board of Pharmacy:

Successful completion of an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists accredited academic program.


Completion of, or be enrolled in, an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists accredited on-the-job training program. Program must be completed and must have obtained certification by a national certification body approved by the Board of Pharmacy within 24 months of hire. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board is an approved certification body.

Additional Requirements for Tier II

Completion of Essentia Health's orientation requirements

Completion of Pharmacy Department's orientation requirements

Completion of Pharmacy Department's Core Sterile Compounding Training Program

Minimum of 6 months of acute care experience including Automation & Sterile Prep

PTCB Certification(General) must be completed within one year of hire unless currently enrolled as a Pharmacy student in an accredited Pharm.D. program if working in either state.

Ongoing continuing education and license renewal as required by the state Board of Pharmacy.

FTE: 0.2

Shift Rotation: Day/Eve Rotation (United States of America)

Shift Start Time: Varies

Shift End Time: Varies


Holidays: No

Call Obligation: No

Union: USWA Technical Workers SMMC (UTECH)

Union Posting Deadline: 02/6/2019 11pm

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