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General Information


Job title: Pharmacy Technician - w/Certification
Job location: Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 04/19/14
Job type: Part-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Pharmacy Technician

Job Description

Job description:
Job ID: 445500
Business Unit: Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Opened: 04/16/2014
Location: Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Standard Hours: 32.00
Union Position? Y
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities with a longstanding tradition of compassionate care and service; centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, oncology, neuroscience, orthopedics and obstetrics; and leadership in education and clinical research. Located in Minneapolis, Minn., Abbott Northwestern is a 633-bed hospital. Its 5,330 employees and 1,586 physicians care for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is proud to be recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital.

An established, award-winning Electronic Medical Record is utilized.

  • Intravenous - Selects, calculates, and measures using sterile technique; label, charge, and credit
  • Pharmacy IV products, packages IV medications; set-up, utilize, and maintain admixture automation
  • Inventory - Maintains medication inventory levels including purchasing; handling back orders; receiving and checking supplies and stock; replenishing and distributing supplies and stock
  • Unit Dose Check - Checks unit dose medications for accuracy following unit does and Pyxis fill process
  • Narcotics / Stock - Select medications and stocks patient care areas and surgical areas with floorstock and narcotics
  • Audits medications and interacts with managers to solve discrepancies
  • Unit Dose / Prescription - Label, charge and credit pharmacy products, select and prepare non-sterile medications; enters and modifiers patient medication order in computer; set-up, utilize, and maintain packaging automation
  • The pharmacy department provides all medication-related services to patient 24 hours a day
  • This includes obtaining, profiling , dispensing, and monitoring all drugs
  • All medication orders are reviewed by pharmacy, and medication dispensed only on authority of a physician's order
  • The pharmacy prepares all intravenous solutions, including chemotherapy and nutritional products
  • Ability to differentiate work a technician is able to perform with that requiring a pharmacist

  • High school diploma or equivalent required



  • 1 year prior pharmacy experience is required


  • Ability to read, speak , understand, and write in English effectively
  • Requires the performance of math calculations - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and work with algebraic formulas
  • Excepted to accurately read, transcribe, speak, and understand verbal and written pharmaceutical terminology
  • Must be able to utilize a computer to perform tasks using PC software, automated dispensing technology and other computer applications
  • Ability to self-motivate and work cooperatively with others as a team, prioritizing work to meet customer needs

Licensure / Certification

  • Requires registration with Minnesota Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician and PTCB certification prior to hiring

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Part time: 32 hours / week
  • Day / Evening / Night Shift
  • Every other weekend
  • L113 Contract

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA

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