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UnityPoint Health Pharmacy Technician-Retail Pharmacy-Methodist in Des Moines, 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 and are performed across all UnityPoint Health – Des Moines locations.

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

Education:

· 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

Experience:

· 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

License(s)/Certification(s):

· 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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

· 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: 2021-88091

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Retail Pharmacy- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.01

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: PRN As Needed

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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