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Hennepin County Medical Center Pharmacy Tech - Community - Red Lower Level Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 484 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation. SUMMARY We are currently seeking a Pharmacy Tech to join our Community Red Lower Level Pharmacy team. This position is full time with benefits, 80 hours per pay period, day/evening shift and every other weekend. Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist performs a variety of technical and clerical duties allowable by law, while maintaining a favorable image of the pharmacy within the hospital and in the community. Required COVID-19 Vaccinations for Employees Hennepin Healthcare will begin requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes all employees, volunteers, students, and contracted staff, with limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons. RESPONSIBILITIES Answers phones for the pharmacy department and directs calls to appropriate personnel Maintains knowledge of the Hospital Credit and Collection Policy and other related policies Prepackages, prepares, labels and hands out prescriptions after they are checked by a registered pharmacist Maintains cash registers, credit card machines and reporting for cash transactions Prepares daily deposits for the cashier's office Bills and credits patient medications Stocks inventory in Pharmacy Routinely checks and removes outdated and expired medications Delivers medications to patient care and ancillary areas and picks up new orders as scheduled Files prescriptions and reports Maintains the pharmacy in a clean and organized fashion Enters outpatient prescriptions Obtains and records patient drug histories Triages orders, determines priorities, processes orders and notifies the pharmacist as appropriate Performs various calculations to determine the correct dose using weight Identifies the appropriate product to process based on the prescription order Triages insurance rejections and initiates prior authorization claims as needed Uses appropriate pharmaceutical-medical terms, abbreviations and symbols Maintains a working knowledge of general chemical and physical properties of drugs Compounding medications as per Minnesota Board of Pharmacy rules and regulations Responsible for safe and careful handling of chemotherapeutic medications Assist with other duties as assigned but only after appropriate training QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Education/ Work Experience: High School Diploma or GED Graduate of an accredited Pharmacy Technician Program or a 240 hour employer based Technician training Program or 1,000 hours of Pharmacy experience. Preferred Qualifications: Computer skills Knowledge of Pharmacy computer systems. Insurance and Billing Experience Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Ability to communicate with other employees and public Possess strong interpersonal skills; be a team player, and promote positive team environment Excellent customer service skills Demonstrate good decision making skills, problem solving techniques, and possess the ability to prioritize multiple tasks Ability to use a computer and associated programs Ability to understand oral and written instructions Ability to learn and apply pharmacy procedures and interpret prescriptions Ability to apply basic math skills Some skill in record keeping Ability to use computer effectively License/Certifications: Current Pharmacy Technician Registration with MN State Board PTCB or ExCPT pharmacy tech certification within 1 year of date of hire, paid for by employee. OR Current Intern License with the Minneso