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Pharmacy Technician

Maple Grove, MN
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About Maple Grove Hospital

At Maple Grove Hospital, you're welcomed into an inclusive, nurturing health family that treats customers, as well as one another, with compassion and respect. Empathy and care are at the heart of our culture which is designed to actively support wellbeing and growth. The strength of our team lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we create a healing environment that empowers customers to achieve their best health.

About this position

The Pharmacy Technician assists in the daily operations and customer service of the pharmacy, as directed by the Pharmacist and allowed by law. Actively and consistently demonstrates the mission, vision, values and guiding principles of Maple Grove Hospital.


What we’ll expect from you

1. Provides support to the pharmacy, under the direction of a pharmacist, while assisting with compounding and dispensing of pharmaceuticals, IV solutions, etc. and documentation as required.
2. Prepares unit doses, and labels individual customer medications for dispensing to the nursing unit; work verified by licensed pharmacist.
3. Fills individual customer medication orders working from a medication fill list; acknowledges filling of order by initialing work done.
4. Picks up and delivers medications; assures that the nursing staff is informed of the delivery; removes discontinued medications from the nursing units, communicating this to the nursing staff.
5. Responds to “STAT” orders and delivers same.
6. Performs controlled substance delivery to each nursing unit, being certain accurate records are kept. Ensures pharmacists are aware of any returns, so they are processed accordingly.
7. Prepares IV admixture (IVs, piggybacks) under supervision of licensed pharmacist.
8. Prepares, in accordance with standards of pharmacy practice, compounds for inpatient use under direct pharmacist supervision.
9. Audits medication storage areas for proper storage of medications, dating, and appropriate medication stock. Fills and distributes routine stock orders for customer care areas.
10. Checks and removes expired medications on a routine basis to ensure that no deteriorated medications are in stock. Keeps accurate records of disposed medications.
11. Assists with checking in orders, putting orders away, and filing associated paperwork.
12. Assists with picking up and delivering associated supplies to various nursing units and support services throughout the hospital.
13. Continues to educate by attending in-services and keeping up with policy changes.
14. Maintains competency in caring for customers of all age groups and developmental stages, and maintains competency as specifically indicated by orientation guidelines for a particular unit.
15. Recognizes and complies with legal regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
16. Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in Maple Grove Hospital’s Code of Conduct.
17. Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
18. Reports violations or areas of concern to leader or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements


• High school graduate or equivalent is required.
• Completion of a MN Board of Pharmacy approved employer based or vocational or technical training program is required for any pharmacy technician that was initially registered after January 1st, 2013, or who was initially registered prior to the that date but did not maintain continuous registration.   

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• One-year hospital pharmacy experience preferred.
• Superior attention to detail, with ability to problem solve effectively.
• Ability to follow policies and procedures, basic math skills, basic typing skills.
• Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and an independent, accountable, dependable performer.
• Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to interact with customers, families, guests, and all levels of team members.
• Effective planning, organizational and detail-oriented skills.
• Solid PC skills to include Epic, Pyxis, MS applications, Internet, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict in a positive manner. Has an awareness of, responds to, and considers the needs, feelings and capabilities of others.
• Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience.
• Ability to maintain quality, safety, and infection control standards.
• Ability to be accountable for quality customer service and respond appropriately to a variety of personalities and situations.
• Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English.      

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

• Minnesota State Board of Pharmacy Technician registration.
• Certified pharmacy technician (CPhT)

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory where Applicable


Licensure/Certification(s) Preferred


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Maple Grove Hospital is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Maple Grove Hospital does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, status with respect to public assistance, or other protected class status. Maple Grove Hospital provides reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants and employees and takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to protected class status. If you believe that you have been treated in a way that does not conform to these statements, please contact Pam Barbeln, Manager, Human Resources at 763-581-1582. If you need a reasonable accommodation, due to a disability, or to assist with the application process, please contact Human Resources at 763-581-1580.

Maple Grove Hospital

Maple Grove Hospital is a partnership between North Memorial Health and M Health Fairview. As a part of the North Memorial Health system, Maple Grove Hospital combines a quiet, healing environment with modern technology, customer-driven care and top physician experience.

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A hospital designed for healing

An awe-aspiring workplace. Maple Grove Hospital combines a quiet, healing environment with modern technology, customer-driven care and top physicians.

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A hospital designed for healing

Established in 2009, we are a growing hospital that serves the needs of the whole family both within Maple Grove and throughout our surrounding communities.

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A hospital designed for healing

Our empowering approach to healthcare makes us one of the top hospitals in the north metro for orthopedic joint replacement, and in 2019 delivered more babies than any other hospital in the state.

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A hospital designed for healing

If you are seeking a transformative work environment that supports team members’ career growth, encourages a healthy work/life balance, and offers a comprehensive benefits program, join our team at Maple Grove Hospital.

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Maple Grove Hospital is hands down the best place to work. As an RN, I have felt supported and encouraged to provide superior patient care, as well as grow professionally. It is the best place to be!Ashley, Maple Grove Hospital Senior Educator and Nurse Clinician

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