Casual Pharmacy Technician- Inpatient


We are looking for a Casual Pharmacy Technician. This position is a Day/Evening rotation and will staff every 3rd to 4th weekend. Casual Technicians must maintain at least 2 shifts per month to maintain proficiencies.

Responsible for assisting pharmacists in the delivery of pharmacy services, which maximize outcomes in a manner consistent with Gillette and the department's mission, philosophies and in accordance with laws, regulations and hospital policies and procedures. Prepares and distributes drug orders per physician request, pharmacist request or prearranged work assignment according to established policies, procedures and protocols, and within specified time frames. Pharmacy Technicians do not perform duties that can legally be performed only by a registered pharmacist.

Specific duties are determined by the work setting or patient population served; however, in all positions, serving patients with challenging and complex conditions requires a concentration of specialized staff able to work in highly coordinated teams. We organize care around each patient's condition which requires staff at multiple levels and across many departments to exhibit exceptional teamwork qualities including communicating efficiently and effectively and adopting the behaviors required for high functioning integrated teams, consistent with our Gillette CARES expectations.

Major Challenges

  • Adapting to patient variety and complexity.
  • Maintains professional courtesy when faced with pressures from frustrated customers.
  • Prioritizing, organizing, and assisting in the provision of pharmaceuticals to patient care areas.
  • Proactively planning and collaborating with multiple disciplines to ensure patient and family needs are being addressed in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining a professional attitude when faced with multiple interruptions and workflow changes.
  • Maintain competency in all pharmacy areas to provide coverage with open shifts and when staffing issues occurs.
  • Working with multiple insurance companies to receive payment for prescription medications.
  • Communicating daily updates with the next shift during shift changes.



  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the MN Board of Pharmacy is required, unless licensed as a Pharmacy Intern in which case a technician registration is not required.
  • Certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or National Healthcare Association (ExCPT) - OR - Licensed as a Pharmacy Intern with the MN Board of Pharmacy.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification is required within one year of employment (through PTCB), unless licensed as a Pharmacy Intern.
  • Related hospital experience or combination of education and related pharmacy experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and maintain proficiency in the use of pharmacy equipment and computer systems.
  • Demonstrated attention to details and ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task in a busy environment
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be interested in working with people with disabilities, primarily children & adolescents and their families
  • Must be able and willing to work required hours


  • IV experience
  • Previous experience in institutional pharmacy - minimum 1 yr.
  • Previous experience and training in preparation of sterile products - minimum 1 year

We partner with individuals and families to provide specialized, coordinated care for individuals who have complex, rare or traumatic conditions starting in childhood.

To learn more about working at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, please visit .

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) E-Verify program which is an internet-based employment eligibility verification system operated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Gillette will give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS or the Social Security Administration (SSA) to resolve the issue before Gillette takes any further action. Please visit for further details regarding e-verify.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Pharmacy Technicians

Job type

Part time

Salary Range
$34,000.00 - 41,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Saint Paul, MN 55101, US
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