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UnityPoint Health Pharmacy Technician Trainee in Waterloo, Iowa

Functions as a Pharmacy Technician as defined by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners. Assists pharmacists in entering prescription orders, preparing and distributing drug products and maintaining accurate medication records. All duties are performed under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.


  • Fosters a positive work culture centered on honesty, openness, and integrity

  • Builds and maintains relationships with members of the health care team by placing an emphasis on open communication

  • Inspires and motivates members of the health care team by building department morale

  • Strives to ensure the success of the team as a whole over personal success

  • Effectively balances the responsibilities of the team and individual team members

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the development and achievement of common goals within the department and hospital system

  • Integrates and demonstrates Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the improvement of patient care, customer satisfaction, and team member performance

  • Encourages and provides constructive feedback to identify opportunities for improvement within the department

Operational Functions

  • Prepares and distributes medication products to fulfill medication orders

  • Accurately compounds sterile and non-sterile products, including chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition, in accordance with facility, state, and federal laws and regulations

  • Answers the telephone, identifying self and department and directing calls to appropriate personnel in a professional and courteous manner

  • Ensures appropriate and adequate medication inventory by restocking, rotating stock, removing expired medications, packaging medications, and ordering supplies

  • Accurately performs data entry for patient billing

  • Ensures proper medication storage

  • Maintains a neat, clean, orderly, and secure department


  • Ensures the appropriate preparation and dispersal of medications in accordance with facility, state, and national laws and regulations

  • Prioritizes the importance of preventing errors, accidents, and infections within the workplace and reports potential or actual concerns immediately

  • Compliant with Iowa Board of Pharmacy requirements for technician in training

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

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

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Will consider Certified Pharmacy Technicians as well.

Must be high school graduate/equivalent or higher level of education.

Must be registered with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee within 30 days of hire.

Must then maintain a current Pharmacy Technician Trainee registration and be in good standing with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.

Must obtain registration as a Certified Pharmacy Technician prior to the expiration of the technician trainee registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy.

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

Must have strong math skills, with some basic algebra.

Some college training preferred. Experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy desirable.

Experience in a health care facility desirable.

Proficient in using computer systems.

Requisition ID: 2021-87984

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: IP Pharmacy- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: primarily 1st and some 2nd shfit/ every 3rd weekend

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