**Job Title:** Pharmacy Technician | South University | Fargo *Sign on Bonus Available!**
**Department** **:** Pharmaceutical Services
**Job Schedule:** Full Time
**Hours Per Shift:** 8 hr
Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. May measure, mix, count out, label, and record amounts and dosages of medications according to prescription orders.
In a retail/community pharmacy setting, the Pharmacy Technician duties consist of assisting pharmacists in compounding, preparing and dispensing medical prescriptions to the public after receiving information from customers or patients according to written/faxed prescriptions. Maintains proper storage and security conditions for drugs; ensures that equipment is functioning properly and assists in resolution of equipment maintenance and repair; controls inventory stock level and timeline to ensure adequate supplies. 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.
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.
Identifies medical information for accuracy and completeness. Follows pharmaceutical guidelines, regulations and standards; adheres to safety procedures. Uses a variety of PC hardware, operating systems, utilities and applications. Fulfills drug preparation or distribution functions when providing pharmaceutical care. Identifies the functions and patterns of drug distribution. Investigates and reports refrigeration issues such as deviations in temperature.
This pharmacy technician position has a combined inpatient and outpatient role. At this location we provide service to all inpatient units as well as fill prescriptions for patients discharging from the hospital, Sanford employees, and patients seen at the Urgent Care or Podiatry Clinic on site. As a valued member of the pharmacy team, you would be relied on by our pharmacy staff to help with the following job functions: unit dose dispensing, delivery of cartfill medications, compounding IV admixtures, refilling automated dispensing devices, filling prescriptions, and greeting patients at the pharmacy window.
*The sign on bonus is included for applicants who are hired and sign a 2-year work commitment contract.
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. In addition, those individuals will have 12 months from your registration date to complete Board-approved pharmacy technician training.
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.
Iowa: Effective July 1, 2010, all pharmacy technicians working in Iowa pharmacies must be nationally certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). If enrolled in a technician training program, or not previously having worked as a pharmacy technician, must register as a pharmacy technician trainee within 30 days of starting technician training or employment. A technician trainee must become a nationally certified pharmacy technician within 12 months of starting technician employment or training. A pharmacy technician trainee who does not complete national pharmacy technician certification before expiration of the pharmacy technician trainee registration, must discontinue working as a pharmacy technician.
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 technician must have obtained certification by a national certification body approved by the board of pharmacy. A technician registered after August 1, 1995, must obtain and maintain certification by a national certification body approved by the board of pharmacy. A registered technician 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.
South Dakota: Registration required within 30 days from the date of hire. Pharmacy Technician Certification required within one year of hire. Technicians registered with the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy after July 1, 2014 will be registered as a atechnician-in-traininga and will have two years to complete training education and national certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). Failure to obtain National Certification within two years of registering as a atechnician-in-traininga will result in termination of position. Technicians registered with the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy after July 1, 2011 will be required to obtain their National Certification through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board by July 1, 2014. Failure to obtain National Certification will result in termination of position. Technicians registered with the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy before July 1, 2011 will be grandfathered in and not be required to be national certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
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