Pharmacy Technician, Full Time

Cloquet, MN

Fond du Lac

Posted On: Jul-06-2021
Status: This Job is Closed
$16.00 - $18.40 per hour

General Summary:

Pharmacy Technicians provide assistance to licensed pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of medications according to State/Federal law. Pharmacy Technicians also work to maintain a cost efficient inventory and safe dispensing practices.

Position Responsibilities:

  • The job responsibilities contained in this section must be supervised by a Licensed Pharmacist:
    • Accept new written prescriptions or refill orders.
    • Take refill request information from patient over the telephone, and process orders.
    • Contact providers for refill authorization.
    • Take oral, fax, and written authorization from provides for prescription refills.
    • Enter new/ refill prescription order into the pharmacy software system.
    • Pick manufactured drug from shelf and fill/label prescription orders.
    • Count or pour the manufactured product into a suitable dispensing package and apply label to dispensing package with technician’s initials placed on the label.
    • Present the completed prescription, original Rx order, and original stock bottle to the pharmacist for final verification/certification.
  • Assist licensed pharmacists in preparation/dispensing of prescriptions.
  • Assist licensed pharmacist in order to work effectively with the medical providers, and patients.
  • Work with the Lead Technician to prioritize daily technician duties/tasks.
  • Take inventory of drug stock, and prepare orders for vendors.
  • Manage inventory electronically using pharmacy using pharmacy software and robotics systems.
  • Check stock for outdated materials monthly.
  • Inspect orders received from vendors, certify for correctness, and restock inventory.
  • File prescription orders to maintain legal recordkeeping processes.
  • Work with pharmacy software/hardware systems to ensure reliable prescription dispensing.
  • Complete and file daily reports (i.e. workload reports, controlled substance reports).
  • Assist pharmacy billing staff as needed in the processing and back-billing of pharmacy claims.
  • Communicate with patients as instructed by licensed pharmacist.
  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities as requested.
  • Assist with Human Services Division Health Fair activities.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Must attend all mandatory department trainings.
  • Ensures confidentiality of financial records and all records for employees, band members and/or clients.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift and carry approximately 40 pounds is required.
  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing, pushing, pulling are required.

Position Qualifications:

  • State Pharmacy Technician Registration is required with previous employment in a pharmacy, or evidence of completion of one of the following:
    • A pharmacy technician training program offered by a board approved, accredited vocational/technical institution or college;
    • A pharmacy technician training program accredited by a board approved, national organization that accredits pharmacy technician training programs;
    • A pharmacy technician training program provided by a branch of the United States armed forces or Public Health Services;
    • An employer-based pharmacy technician training program that includes a minimum total of 240 hours on a one year period to include both theoretical and practical instruction.
  • National Pharmacy Technician Certification (i.e. PTCB, ExCPT) is required; if not certified at the time of hire, employee must become certified within 6 months of hire and must maintain certification for the duration of employment.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. is required.
  • Experience in a medical setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of, and past working experience with the following computer applications is required: Pharmacy Management Software (i.e. ScriptPro, QS/I, McKesson, PDX, Rx30, Viking), Word processing, Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to follow complicated direction with high precision and care is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720