Inpatient Pharmacy Technician

Allina Health

Allina Health

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

October 27, 2023


46007800 Pharmacy


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:

SEIU-4-St Francis Service and Maintenance

Weekend Rotation:

Every 3rd

Job Summary:

Provides basic drug distribution and drug preparation services. Checks pharmaceutical stock to determine inventory level; preparing labels; calculating quantities; assembling intravenous solutions, including chemotherapy and other pharmaceutical therapies. Provides backup for the Pharmacy Buyer. The technician functions under the supervision of the pharmacist.

Key Position Details:

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Technician will routinely complete two of the following responsibilities:
    • Prepare sterile parenteral products using barcode assisted technology while adhering to USP 797 and 800 requirements.
    • Prepares chemotherapy using barcode assisted technology while adhering to USP 800 requirements.
    • Controlled substance audit technician (less than 50% of time).
    • Supports OR satellite pharmacist with drug dispensing and IV preparation for surgery patients.
    • ADC assignment of medications.
    • Pharmacy buyer backup.
  • Manage and support automated drug distribution.
    • Medication picking, delivery, and restocking to automated dispensing cabinets (ADC).
    • Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment.
    • Delivers and restocks controlled substances.
    • Assists with returns, waste, and reporting/resolution of discrepancies.
  • Prepares medications.
    • Prepares and select medications for distribution.
    • Prepares oral extemporaneous products.
    • Performs bulk compounding.
  • Complete and document quality assurance activities.
    • Monitors expiration dating.
    • Performs cleaning.
    • Reports discrepancies or inaccuracies to pharmacist or supervisor.
  • Repackages and labels bulk medications or splits tablets into unit dose packaging.
    • Creates labels using standard format.
    • Fills and labels prepacking medications.
    • Assigns expiration dates and maintains records.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description, and High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Vocational or Technical Training from an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited pharmacy technician training program preferred
  • 0 to 2 years of healthcare experience preferred
  • 0 to 2 years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician required
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician - MN Board of Pharmacy required upon hire
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required within 180 Days or
  • Pharmacy Intern required

Physical Demands
Light Work:
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently