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Fairview Health Services Pharmacy Technician- Hospital (UMC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Pharmacy technicians are responsible for preparing doses under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, as well as delivering medications to patient care units and partnering with pharmacists, nurses and other important members of the healthcare team. There are opportunities to learn basic production and also IV compounding. You must be motivated and willing to learn multiple areas of the Inpatient Pharmacy, in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Prepare, label and deliver medications and supplies accurately and safely, as assigned and in accordance with all legal requirements and policies under the supervision of a licensed Pharmacist.

  • Deliver medications and supplies to patient care areas.

  • Process medication orders or prescriptions and maintain patient profiles accurately in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy information systems.

  • Enter patient information and/or medication orders into the EHR (electronic health record) and/or pharmacy systems

  • Operate equipment and use appropriate techniques when using automated medication stations, refilling, inventory tasks, basic reports and maintenance.

  • Audit medication storage areas for proper storage of medications, dating and appropriate medication stock

  • Assist in processing returns and outdated drugs for return credit. 

  • As assigned, ensure correct inventory, deliver and maintenance of files related to controlled substances throughout the hospital.

  • Complete work activities through effective management of time, tasks and available information.

  • Teach and mentor co-workers.

  • Answer and appropriately triage incoming phone calls to various areas of the pharmacy department and/or staff.

  • Communicate appropriately, using all options available including e-mail

  • Meet and comply with all initial and ongoing competencies within the entity and department.



  • Completion of an accredited ASHP/ACPE Pharmacy Technician Training Program or six months of pharmacy technician experience required or a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Current registration by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, and if first registered on/after 1/1/2013, completion of a MNBOP approved employer based or vocational/technical training program. 

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certification, or expectation to attain within 12 months of hire.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills, proficient in the English language, good attention to detail, ability to problem solve effectively, ability to follow policies and procedures, basic math skills, basic typing skills and excellent communication skills.

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Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago (6/3/2021 3:57 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-72103

Profession Clinical/Direct Patient Care (non-nursing/allied Health)

Speciality Pharmacy

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Pharmacy - Inpatient