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Trinity Health Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Techician Trainee - Hospital Pharmacy - Full Time - Evenings in Mason City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time


Rotating Shift



Full Time, (40) hours / week.

Pharmacy Technician

Position Purpose:

The Pharmacy Technician prepares all medications, (unit dose and IV compounded products) for pharmacist check and ensures delivery to nursing unit for patient administration, refills pyxis units, prepares all floor stock requests, maintains the department’s inventory in a clean and orderly condition, requisitions supplies, processes departmental paperwork, and triages phone calls. No prior experience is necessary. Extensive on the job training will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications:


A high school diploma or equivalent is required.


Completion of Pharmacy technician training course and/or Certification.

Certification and Registration:


  • Following accepting position, registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Technician Trainee or Certified Pharmacy Technician is required prior to commencement of employment per IA BOP Rules 657-3.3.

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification. National certification must be acquired and maintained from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), or the National Healthcareer Association prior to the expiration date of a Pharmacy Technician in Training registration. (can be obtained at any point after starting work and prior to expiration date of technician trainee registration)


  • Registration: Registration with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacist-Intern per Board of Pharmacy rules : “Pharmacist-intern” or “intern” means a person enrolled in a college of pharmacy or actively pursuing a pharmacy degree, or as otherwise provided by the board, who is registered with the board for the purpose of obtaining instruction in the practice of pharmacy from a preceptor pursuant to Iowa Code section 155A.6. “Pharmacist-intern” includes a graduate of an approved college of pharmacy, or a foreign graduate who has established educational equivalency pursuant to the requirements of rule 657—4.7(155A), who is registered with the board for the purpose of obtaining practical experience as a requirement for licensure as a pharmacist in Iowa. “Pharmacist-intern” may include an individual participating in a residency or fellowship program in Iowa, whether or not the individual is licensed as a pharmacist in another state.

Special Skills and Competencies:

  • Tact, diplomacy, accuracy, dependability, computer and typing skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Proficient in mathematical skills

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical names and dosages

  • Must have acceptable accuracy in performing tasks of verbal and written communication, keyboard operation and computer skills, as well as interpretation and use of numerical and graphical materials.

  • Must be organized and detail oriented

  • Must follow all laws and regulations related to the practice of pharmacy

  • Must be able to read, write and/or speak English

Pharmacy Technician Trainee NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Position Purpose:

The pharmacy technician trainee program trains individuals on all aspects of pharmacy and requires no previous experience. While studying towards certification, within limits of current training, and under the direct supervision of a Registered Pharmacist and general supervision of a Licensed Technician, the Pharmacy Technician Trainee will:

  • Learn how to prepare medication orders, including both sterile and non-sterile compounds. processing physician medication orders to ensure medications are promptly, accurately, and safely delivered.

  • Ensure all work meets regulatory compliance standards as related to the Pharmacy, Pharmacy Automation, Billing, and Inventory, USP 795 / 797.

  • Provides courteous, cooperative, and timely service to patients, visitors, and colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Currently in High School, High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • Education Assistance offered

  • Effective Day 1 Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, and more) for positions 16 hours per week or greater

  • Competitive wages; including weekend and night differentials

  • Generous paid time off program

  • Retirement Savings program with employer match starting on Day 1

Ministry/Facility Information:

MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center provides expert health care to 15 counties.

MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is a 342 bed, regional referral teaching hospital in Mason City, Iowa. MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center is an 11 bed, rural access hospital in New Hampton, Iowa. Our service area spans 15 counties across northern Iowa and southern Minnesota. We serve a population over 260,000.

With more than 3,000 colleagues and a medical staff of almost 500 physicians and allied health professionals, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center is the largest employer in the region.

MercyOne Medical Group – North Iowa is part of Iowa’s largest multispecialty clinic systems. In north Iowa, our clinics are made up of more than 25 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran