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Pharmacy careers

Job types

In a retail pharmacy career at Allina Health, you'll be part of a powerful pharmacy network. Allina Health Pharmacy annually fills more than 500,000 orders online and at more than 14 locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding communities.

Hospital-based pharmacists work closely with medical and nursing staff, often assuming significant clinical responsibilities, including monitoring all drug orders for safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness, and rounding with doctors to review and improve drug therapy management.

  • Pharmacy intern Performs intern tasks and responsibilities as assigned under direct supervision of the pharmacist. Accurately reads, transcribes, speaks and understands pharmacy terminology. Assists pharmacist with daily duties related to the dispensing and fulfillment of prescription medications. Salaries for pharmacy interns are based upon the year that you are in pharmacy school.
  • Pharmacy technician works in a hospital setting, selects, calculates, and measures medications using sterile technique. Labels, charges and credits pharmacy products and package medications. Maintains medication inventory levels including purchasing and handling back orders. Receives, checks, replenishes and distributes supplies and stock. Checks unit dose medications for accuracy following unit dose and Pyxis fill process. Selects medications and stocks patient care areas and surgical areas with floorstock and narcotics. Audits medications and interacts with managers to solve discrepancies. Selects and prepares non-sterile medications. Pharmacy technicians working in a community/retail setting enter prescriptions into the pharmacy computer system, fill prescriptions, adjudicate the prescriptions to insurance, miscellaneous filing, ordering and receiving drug orders and supplies, ringing sales and balancing the cash register. Salaries for pharmacy technicians vary. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.
  • Pharmacist works in a hospital setting, monitoring medications, reviewing and entering medication orders, and supervising technician activities. Therapeutic drug monitoring, unit dose dispensing, I.V. preparations, patient education, and drug compounding. Pharmacist working in a community/retail setting ensurse and verifies accuracy of prescriptions and labeling; prepares extemporaneous products; directs other staff; keeps customers updated on their prescriptions (process); counsels patients and families Salaries for pharmacists vary. See U.S. Department of Labor Statistics.

Education

  • Pharmacy intern must currently be attending an accredited college of pharmacy. Current intern licensure from the MN Board of Pharmacy.
  • Pharmacy technicianrequires a high school diploma/GED for all areas. To work in a hospital setting, 2 years technician experience or AAS pharmacy technician experience required. To work in community/retail setting no experience is required, but prefer 2+ years experience or AAS degree.
  • Pharmacist requires a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy or Pharm D from an accredited college of pharmacy. Pharmacist license in state practicing. Programs are now doctoral to obtain PharmD to practice.

How to choose an educational health care program

Programs offered in Minnesota and Wisconsin