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UnityPoint Health Pharmacy Technician Trainee in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Pharmacy Technician Trainee

Allen Hospital, Waterloo, IA

Part Time Benefits

Open 8A-8P Daily

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.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

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· 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.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

· Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

· Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

· Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:

· Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

· Enthusiastically engage in our work.

· Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

· Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

· Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

· Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

· Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

· Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

· Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

· Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

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.



Experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy desirable

Experience in a health care facility desirable

Proficient in using computer systems


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. The following are performed on an as needed basis:

Functions other than described above may be needed occasionally required to provide optimal patient care

Requisition ID: 2022-120186

Street: 5100 Prairie Pkwy

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Retail Pharmacy - PrairiePkwy

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Open 8am-8pm daily

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