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Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Pharmacy Tech - Hospital Retail Pharmacy in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Current vacancy is full time with benefits, 80 hours per pay period, day/evening shift with rotating weekends and holidays.

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.


  • 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  • Routinely checks and removes outdated and expired medications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


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


  • 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.


  • Current Intern License with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Title: Pharmacy Tech - Hospital Retail Pharmacy

Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus

Requisition ID: 210706