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UnityPoint Health Pharmacy Technician-Retail Purchasing in Cedar Falls, Iowa

The Certified Pharmacy Technician-Retail Purchasing Specialist is accountable for facilitating responsible provision of pharmacy services through the performance of retail pharmacy functions, such as overseeing pharmacy purchasing and inventory, processing orders, record keeping and providing excellent customer service.This position is responsible for inventory management, data entry, prescription filling and communication within and outside of UPH.

Prescription Filling

•Selecting correct medication to fill, counting out, placing in appropriate dispensing container

Data Entry and Record Keeping

•Taking a prescription, in different forms, or patient specific data and entering the information into the patient profile.

•Inventory data/record keeping (including invoices and annual inventories)

•Other duties as assigned

Clinical Excellence/Customer Service

•Receiving/Clarifying incoming prescriptions and assisting patients over the phone or in-person (in/out windows/drive-up.)

•Communication with wholesalers and return companies.

•Other duties as assigned

Inventory Coordination

•Manage 340B/own use accumulations, PAR levels, cycle counts, inventory turns, returns, outdates, maintain perpetual inventory accuracy, sending and receiving drug orders accurately and other duties as assigned.

•Continual monitoring of current inventory metrics to budget

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.

Minimum Requirements

3+ years of retail pharmacy experience as a certified pharmacy technician.

Registered with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy as a Certified Technician at the time of hire.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Ability to read, write, comprehend and speak fluent English.


3+ years of retail pharmacy experience as a certified pharmacy technician at a location that has 340B inventory.

Experience in inventory management at a retail pharmacy.

Requisition ID: 2021-92763

Street: 5100 Prairie Pkwy

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Retail Pharmacy - PrairiePkwy

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8.0

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