Pharmacy Technician | Pharmacy - South University

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology

Work Shift:8 Hours - Varied Shifts (United States of America) Scheduled Weekly Hours:40 Department DetailsA pharmacy technician at Sanford Pharmacy South University will gain experience in both the retail and inpatient areas of pharmacy practice. A pharmacy technician has the opportunity to complete data entry, fill outpatient prescriptions, greet patients and answer phone calls. In the inpatient area, the pharmacy technician has the opportunity to fill inpatient orders, deliver medications to the inpatient units, peform non-sterile compounding, and perform sterile compounding. SummaryPrepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders. Job Description In a medical center or institutional setting, the Pharmacy Technician duties consist of unit dose dispensing, IV admixtures, compounding and automated dispensing devices. Ensures that equipment is functioning properly and assists in resolution of equipment maintenance and repair. Responsible for assisting the pharmacist in the provision of pharmaceutical care to the patients of Sanford by following established regulations, standards and practices (including the preparation of IV admixtures). Must possess the skills necessary to understand written policies and procedures, perform various functions under the supervision of a registered pharmacist and participate in departmental problem-solving when needed. Must demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and be able to learn and utilize new technology as the profession of pharmacy evolves. Assists with billing related functions. May assist with departmental quality assurance and other customer- or patient-focused services with oversight from supervisory staff; assists in the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment and conditions that adhere to state laws and regulations. Requires use of and proficiency in multiple computer programs. The Pharmacy Technician position is located in different work environments and duties may vary based upon location or setting; also depending on location, there may be an overlap of retail/inpatient responsibilities. Qualifications High School graduate or GED required. Must have completed any additional required education as specified in the state of practice in order to become a registered Pharmacy Technician. Minnesota: As of January 1, 2012 any individual registering for the first time as a technician needs to be 18 years of age or older. North Dakota: To be eligible to be registered by the board of pharmacy as a pharmacy technician the person must have completed one of the following requirements: a) successful completion of an American society of health systems pharmacists accredited academic program; or b) an American society of health systems pharmacists accredited on-the-job training program. Must maintain annual registration as a Pharmacy Technician through the State Board of Pharmacy in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state privileges as required by position. Must also complete the required hours of Pharmacy Technician continuing education. Minnesota: Must have active/current pharmacy technician registration with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy or the completion of a formal technician training program. North Dakota: An applicant for registration as a pharmacy tech must have obtained certification by a national certification body approved by the board of pharmacy. A tech registered after August 1, 1995, must obtain and maintain certification by a national certification body approved by the board of pharmacy. A registered tech not holding certification on April 1, 2011, must obtain certification by March 1, 2014. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is an approved certification body. Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

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