Description of Position This position has the responsibility of assisting the pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of medication to patients and Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) staff. This position also has responsibility for assisting in Purchasing/Inventory Management for the department.
Essential Functions Prepare prescription medications for inpatient and outpatient clients in a timely and accurate manner. Provide customer service by answering phone calls and assisting clients at the pharmacy outpatient window. Purchasing/ordering medications and supplies for the pharmacy, other departments and wholesale clients as needed. Assist with prescription orders, department orders, questions and other pharmacy related items. Maintain inventory of supplies and drugs in pharmacy and med-stations. Maintain complete and accurate files for all purchasing functions.
Responsibilities Fill medication/supply orders for clients. Compound a variety of medications; including, but not limited to: sterile intravenous admixtures, chemotherapies, capsules, suspensions, injectables and ophthalmics. Use aseptic technique and comply with USP 797 & 800 practices when preparing sterile compounds. Communicate with and assist pharmacy/VMC staff. Enter credits for items returned to the pharmacy. Assist in training pharmacy/VMC staff. Answer telephone calls, check voice mail messages, and check pharmacy email periodically. Order and maintain inventory for pharmacy and wholesale accounts. Create/Maintain files for all purchasing/inventory. Reconcile purchasing records and assist with pharmacy inventories. Clean and maintain pharmacy equipment. Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work environment. Knowledgeable of state and federal pharmacy regulations/rules, including controlled substances. Complete inventory/billing documents and forward to appropriate personnel. Successfully complete: yearly USP 797 & 800 Aseptic & Hazardous substance technique training, mandatory University training and other training required by Supervisor. Maintain current MN registration as a pharmacy technician. Staff dispensary during day pharmacy hours when pharmacist is not present and pharmacy cannot open. Assist pharmacist/s with various projects. Other duties as assigned.
Salary Range: $17.03-$18.18 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be listed on application materials.
High School Diploma/GED Certificate.Three months experience as a Pharmacy Technician, registered with the MN Board of Pharmacy, in a pharmacy setting. Incumbents must not have been convicted within the past five years of a felony or within the past two years of any crimes associated with the unauthorized use of controlled substances. Maintain Pharmacy Technician registration with the MN Board of Pharmacy yearly. Demonstrated/documented strong customer relations and communication skills. Knowledge of general pharmacy operations. Demonstrated/documented ability to read, write and speak fluent English in order to fill accurate pharmacy orders and communicate with various personnel.
3 years experience as a Pharmacy Technician. Purchasing experience, Inventory management experience and automated dispensing cabinet (med-stations) experience all highly preferred. Certification as a pharmacy technician with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board strongly recommended.
Internal Number: 334258
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