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UnityPoint Health Pharmacy Technician-Ankeny in Ankeny, Iowa

Functions as a pharmacy technician as defined by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners. Assists pharmacists in preparing and distributing sterile and non-sterile medications, maintaining accurate drug product records, and assessing medication inventory. Answers telephone calls, assists patients, and maintains patient confidentiality. All duties are performed under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

  • Performs accurate data entry by selecting the correct drug product, interpreting sig codes, and entering all other prescription components

  • Prepares medication orders by counting, measuring, or reconstituting the drug product

  • Accurately compounds sterile and non-sterile products, including intravenous medications, creams, ointments, suspensions, and solutions, in accordance with facility, state, and federal laws and regulations

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


· Must be high school graduate or equivalent

· Must be able to proficiently read, write and speak English

· Must have strong math skills with some basic algebra

· Must type accurately and with moderate speed

· Some college preferred


· Ability to work with computer systems required

· One or more years of community pharmacy experience preferred

· One or more years of hospital pharmacy experience desirable


· Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist-Intern, if enrolled in a college of pharmacy, with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of employment

· Must be a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or other national certification provider

· Must maintain a current Iowa Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist-Intern registration and be in good standing with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners

· Must provide a photocopy of a renewal certificate to the Pharmacy Management Team prior to the expiration date of current certificate


· Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

· Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional educational and lifestyle backgrounds

· Knowledge of basic computer skills

· Customer/patient focused

Requisition ID: 2021-88089

Street: 3625 N Ankeny Blvd

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Retail Pharm Ankeny North

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN As Needed

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