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Allina Health System Inpatient Pharmacy Technician - Senior in Shakopee, Minnesota

Date Posted: September 20, 2021 Department: 46007800 Pharmacy Shift: Day/Evening (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 32 Union Contract: SEIU-4-St Francis Service and Maintenance Weekend Rotation: Every 3rd Job Summary: Provides basic drug distribution and drug preparation services. Checks pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions, including chemotherapy and other pharmaceutical therapies. Double checks medication distribution, monitors controlled substances and provides backup for the Pharmacy Buyer. Leads work involving automated dispensing cabinets inventory and monitoring. The technician functions under the supervision of the pharmacist. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Completes some or all of the following, according to specific needs at the site. Conduct double-check of medication using barcode scanning technology prior to restocking of Automated Dispensing Cabinets or unit dose cart fill. and/or Prepare sterile parenteral medications for home infusion. Coordinate care with liaisons, RN Care Coordinator and bill staff. Manage patient paperwork and billing documentation. and/or Assign medication pockets in Automated Dispensing Cabinets. Ensure timely loading and unloading of medications into Automated Dispensing Cabinets. Troubleshoot issues and malfunctioning equipment. and/or Maintain controlled substance monitoring and inventory. Conduct routine audits to monitor for controlled substance diversion. Conduct in-depth investigation, as needed. and/or Procure medications and pharmacy supplies. Process invoices. Monitor inventory and alert managers when unable to purchase sufficient supply. Identify alternate vendors, as needed. and/or Conduct analysis of Automated Dispensing Cabinets Activity to optimize inventory and vend to refill ratio. Assist with maintenance of Automated Dispensing Cabinets. Complete special projects to optimize inventory. Completes the following activities, as needed, to support completion of pharmacy workload as needed Prepare medications, parenteral products, and chemotherapy. Manage and support automated drug distribution by picking, delivering and restocking medications, and assisting with returns, waste, and reporting/resolution of discrepancies. Repackage and label bulk medications or split tablets into unit dose packaging, which includes creating labels; filling and prepackaging medications, and assigning expiration dates. Completes quality assurance activities (e.g., medication expiration checking), as assigned. Provide customer service. Answer phone and directs calls to appropriate party Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements High School or GED required Vocational or Technical Training in a Pharmacy Technician program preferred 3 to 7 years of hospital pharmacy technician experience required Registered Pharmacy Technician - MN Board of Pharmacy required if working in the state of MN upon hire Certified Pharmacy Technician - National Certification Board (PTCB preferred) upon hire required Leadership Capabilities See the Big Picture: Know where we are going as an organization. Use sound judgement and critical thinking to make good decisions that support our mission. I know where Allina is going and how my role fits into this picture I capture important lessons and share them to foster innovation I am good at anticipating the implications of my decisions I understand and apply the disciplines of continuous improvement Inspire Greatness: Inspire others by connecting their purpose to the broader mission. Lead others through change and celebrate success. I help my team connect to the broader mission I see and fulfill my role in motivating the team around me I celebrate success and help my partners see what is possible with change I call out and address unexpected roadblocks or problems Foster Learning and Growth: Role model growth, ongoing development an