Grinnell Chamber

Pharmacy Technician

Full time
Posted: 03/02/2023
Grinnell, IA
GRMC Human Resources



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


$3000 SIGN ON BONUS for New Hires


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 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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• 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 CORE values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors, while adhering to the policies and procedures of UPH-GRMC
• 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
• Assures compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and other state and federal regulations guiding healthcare
• Adheres to policies and procedures of UPH-GRMC
• Prioritizes the importance of preventing errors, accidents, and infections within the workplace and reports potential or actual concerns immediately
• Completes all competency and skills assessment requirements
• Participates in and completes pharmacy technician orientation



• Must be high school graduate or equivalent
• Must be able to proficiently read, write and speak English
• Must have strong math skills, with some basic algebra
• Some college training preferred
• One year of experience in a hospital or retail pharmacy desirable
• Experience in a health care facility desirable
• Proficient in using computer systems
• Must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacist-Intern, if enrolled in a college of pharmacy, with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of employment
• Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or other national certification provider must be obtained within 12 months of hire. Technicians must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician Trainee as they work to obtain national certification as a Pharmacy Technician
• Must maintain a current Iowa Pharmacy Technician or Pharmacy Technician Trainee Registration and be in good standing with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners

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