Pharmacy Technician at Mayo Clinic
Posted in General Business 16 days ago.
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Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Assists Pharmacists in providing optimal pharmaceutical care to the patient. Prepares medications accurately and performs timely distribution which may include potentially critical, high expense medications, such as chemotherapy, investigational agents, controlled substances and potentially hazardous substances in a dosage form ready for administration. Performs compounded sterile preparations (CSP) using aseptic technique and/or utilizes technical equipment such as automated drug dispensing technology, barcode software and automated packaging technology to provide accurate, safe products for patient administration. Performs multiple computer functions, facilitates accurate charging/crediting of medications via various computer applications. Good organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to prioritize critical work appropriately and assure timely delivery of product to the patient care areas. Ability to provide optimal customer service through verbal and written communication skills. Performs duties under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. Works cooperatively with other technicians, pharmacists, supervisors, and managers and other health care providers. Gives direction to new staff, students, interns, and others in a training mode.
Experience Requirements: Ability to follow written and verbal directions. Must be organized, efficient, and able to work independently and in a team setting. Ability to organize & prioritize work in a high volume, busy environment and pay attention to detail. Employees are required to remain in a position for a minimum of one year before requesting a transfer to another position within the institution. No history of drug abuse or misuse, or proof of successful completion of a certified drug abuse rehabilitation program is required. Prior work as a pharmacy technician is preferred. Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Understanding and application of math & calculator skills and the metric system are required.
Training: Ability to prepare compounded sterile preparations (CSP) using aseptic technique and follow USP 797 Guidelines.
License or certification
Registration with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy required or obtained upon hire prior to working in this position. National Pharmacy Technician Certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board required, or obtained within 12 months of employment. Must never have been convicted of a felony to sit for the PTCB Certification Examination. Revocation of Certification would result in termination.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $16.35 per hour.
Hours / Pay period
Day/Evening/Night rotating shifts
Rotating Weekends. Day/Evenings/Nights
Mankato is one of the largest cities in southern MN and has earned several livability awards. Mankato's economic growth leads Minnesota and is among the top in the nation. The city has a contiguous population area of 96,740 and 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of Mankato. Greater Mankato is centrally located in south central Minnesota, nestled in the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River Valley, with convenient access to Minneapolis-St. Paul just one hour away.
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Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).