Senior Pharmacy Technician, Certified - IRL at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

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Job Description:

The Iowa River Landing Pharmacy is seeking a 100% Senior Pharmacy Technician, Certified. Provides specialized support to a pharmacy service area. Under general supervision by a pharmacist, coordinates and performs as necessary the technical activities of a pharmacy service area. Under general supervision by a technician supervisor carries out activities associated with training and coordination of pharmacy technicians. Provides supervision of pharmacy technicians.


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®


University of Iowa Health Care-Iowa River Landing offers the world-class, academic-level medicine you expect from UI Hospitals and Clinics in a convenient medical office building that makes visiting the doctor a pleasant experience. Our pledge at UI Health Care-Iowa River Landing is that our patients will receive the best possible care in a friendly, compassionate, efficient way.



Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily functions of Pharmacy Technician (Certified/Trainees) to meet service needs as identified by the pharmacist.
  • Provides supervision to Pharmacy Technicians. Serves as in-charge person of work area in the absence of the pharmacist; determines priorities, and triage questions and needs.
  • Provides orientation and on-the-job training of new technicians.
  • Provides instruction, evaluates performance, and follows up on training needs.
  • Provides input into technician performance evaluations.
  • Assists with interviewing technician candidates and checking references, provides input on evaluation of technician candidates.
  • Provides classroom instruction to new technicians in the absence of the Technician Supervisor/trainer. Coordinate's maintenance of area equipment and facility, order supplies, and handling/ disposition of records, as well as documentation of quality assurance activities.
  • Assists with inventory management and medication recall activities.
  • Check's products prepared by other technicians, as permitted by Iowa law.
  • Assists with implementation of new services and/or development of new procedures.
  • Maintains competency and performs all duties and responsibilities of Pharmacy Technician.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



Benefits Highlights:


Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. For more information, click here.


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Percent of Time: 100%


Schedule: 40 hours/week will be accomplished between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. May potentially work a Saturday shift from 8:30am-12:30pm or evening hours until 8:00pm under certain circumstances. Additional hours as required.


Location: Iowa River Landing


Rotations: Saturday rotation: 8:30am - 12:30pm


Pay Grade: Merit Pay Grade 11https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-alpha-matrix




Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school graduation including a general mathematics course, or the equivalent.
  • Four years of experience as a pharmacy technician including at least one year of experience as a Pharmacy Technician (Certified) or equivalent position, or
  • Four years of experience in a position directly related to the natural sciences, or
  • Four years post high school education in the natural sciences or related area, or
  • A combination of related experience and related post high school education to equal four years.
  • National certification as a certified pharmacy technician by a National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited pharmacy technician certification program and examination is required. Must meet ongoing education requirements and maintain certification.

  • Note: Per Board of Pharmacy Regulations (Iowa Administrative Code -- 657-Chapter 3, Pharmacy Technicians):
  • A pharmacy technician must register with the Board of Pharmacy within 30 days of employment.


  • Effective July 1, 2009, all pharmacy technicians must be certified by July 1, 2010.




  • Desired Qualifications:
    • Ability to perform ratio/proportion equations
    • Experience with inventory maintenance activities
    • Experience working in a team environment
    • Experience working in a detail-oriented work environment
    • Knowledge of Windows programs
    • Experience working in healthcare with one-on-one patient interaction
    • Experience handling challenging interactions in a work environment
    • National Career Readiness at Silver Level
    • Experience in a retail pharmacy setting



    Application Process:


    In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

    Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on 12/02/2021.

    This position may require COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.


    Additional Information
    • Classification Title: Snr Pharmacy Technician, Cert
    • Appointment Type: Merit
    • Schedule: Full-time
    Compensation
    • Pay Level: 11
    • Starting Salary Minimum: 40736.88
    Contact Information
    • Organization: Healthcare
    • Contact Name: Alyson Maloney
    • Contact Email: alyson-maloney@uiowa.edu

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