Pharmacy Technician

Allina Health

Allina Health

Buffalo, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

December 11, 2023


40007800 Pharmacy


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

Variable shift length

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:

SEIU-4-Buffalo-Service Workers

Weekend Rotation:


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.

This role requires sterile compounding preparation skills for non-hazardous as well as hazardous/chemotherapy medications, we will provide training of these skills if needed. Role requires learning ADC processes, including assigning of medications.

Key Position Details:

  • Work Schedule Includes Days, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays.
  • Varying Shifts and Shift lengths
  • Fully Benefit Eligible Position

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
  • Healthcare experience preferred
  • 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