Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare Pharmacy Technician in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Description We are looking for a Pharmacy Technician to fill A 1.0 FTE position. Schedule: Rotating day or evenings; start time (day) 6:00am-9:00am or (evening) 11:00am-2:00pm start. 8 hour shifts. No on-call requirements. Weekend requirements- every 3rd weekend -4th weekend. Responsible for assisting pharmacists in the delivery of pharmacy services, which maximize outcomes in a manner consistent with Gillette and the department's mission, philosophies and in accordance with laws, regulations and hospital policies and procedures. Prepares and distributes drug orders per physician request, pharmacist request or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures and protocols, and within specified time frames. Pharmacy Technicians do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist. Specific duties are determined by the work setting or patient population served; however, in all positions, serving patients with challenging and complex conditions requires a concentration of specialized staff able to work in highly coordinated teams. We organize care around each patient's condition which requires staff at multiple levels and across many departments to exhibit exceptional teamwork qualities including communicating efficiently and effectively and adopting the behaviors required for high functioning integrated teams, consistent with our Gillette CARES expectations. Major Challenges Adapting to patient variety and complexity. Maintains professional courtesy when faced with pressures from frustrated customers. Prioritizing, organizing, and assisting in the provision of pharmaceuticals to patient care areas. Proactively planning and collaborating with multiple disciplines to ensure patient and family needs are being addressed in a timely manner. Maintaining a professional attitude when faced with multiple interruptions and workflow changes. Maintain competency in all pharmacy areas to provide coverage with open shifts and when staffing issues occurs. Working with multiple insurance companies to receive payment for prescription medications. Communicating daily updates with the next shift during shift changes. Qualifications Required: Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the MN Board of Pharmacy is required, unless licensed as a Pharmacy Intern in which case a technician registration is not required. Certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or National Healthcare Association (ExCPT) - OR - Licensed as a Pharmacy Intern with the MN Board of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Technician Certification is required within one year of employment (through PTCB), unless licensed as a Pharmacy Intern. Related hospital experience or combination of education and related pharmacy experience required. Demonstrated ability to learn and maintain proficiency in the use of pharmacy equipment and computer systems. Demonstrated attention to details and ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task in a busy environment. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Must be interested in working with people with disabilities, primarily children & adolescents and their families. Must be able and willing to work required hours. Preferred: Previous experience in institutional pharmacy - minimum 1 yr. Previous experience and training in preparation of sterile products - minimum 1 year Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team, as we know that the diverse experiences of our employees make Gillette a stronger and better organization. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where all patients, families and staff are welcomed and valued. We believe diverse perspectives and identities foster excellence, improve patient care and are essential for Gillette to fulfill its mission. Our team members collaborate to help patients of all backgrounds and abilities reach their full potential.