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UnityPoint Health Pharmacist-Methodist | Full Time & PRN opportunities in Des Moines, Iowa

Functions as a Pharmacist as defined by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners. Responsible for providing all aspects of pharmaceutical care, including clinical and distributive tasks, for patients served within our health system. Acts as a member of the health care team to help patients and clinic staff achieve clinical outcomes and monitor progress toward common goals. Performs assignments and projects as directed by the Pharmacy Management Team. Supervises Pharmacy technicians in the absence of formal departmental leadership.

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.

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  • Prioritizes collaboration and open communication between health care professionals and operates in a professional and courteous manner

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

  • 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

  • Facilitate continuous professional development through involvement in professional activities that enhance pharmacy practice and improve the patient care experience

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

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

  • Assures compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and other state and federal regulations guiding healthcare

  • Adheres to policies and procedures of UPH-DM

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


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.


  • B.S. Pharmacy with equivalent clinical experience

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) preferred

  • Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 or 2 pharmacy residency desirable


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

  • Proficiency in navigating the electronic medical record

  • One or more years of hospital pharmacy experience preferred


  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Iowa Pharmacist license in good standing or eligible for licensure

  • Must attain a license to practice Pharmacy in Iowa within six months of employment. Must be directly supervised by a licensed pharmacist until Iowa Pharmacist license is obtained

  • Must maintain current license to practice pharmacy in Iowa and be in good standing with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners

  • Board Certification desirable


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2023-131774

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Pharmacy- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Full Time 2nd shift (1:30-10p or 2:30-11p) 1 wknd out of 6, rotating holidays | PRN Rotating 1st/2nd shift (7-3:30, 1:30-10pm or 2:30-11pm)

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