PRN Pharmacy Tech II (1stShift):

Urbandale Iowa

PharMerica Corporation is a premier institutional pharmacy services provider, dedicated to providing quality patient care and innovative pharmacy solutions to institutional customers and patients in long-term care settings. With nearly $2 billion in annual revenues, PharMerica is the second largest institutional pharmacy company in America. PharMerica operates more than 100 institutional pharmacies in over 40 states and serves nursing facilities that care for approximately 350,000 patients.

The PharMerica facility in Urbandale is recruiting a Full-Time Pharmacy Technician lI to join our team. The Pharmacy Technician l will provide pharmaceutical services to long term care residents in a manner that maximizes quality and patient safety.


Essential Functions:

  • Fills prescription items, as permitted by the State Board of Pharmacy, packaging medications for dispensing and for delivery,  meeting the accuracy and productivity standards of the pharmacy.
  • Labels products appropriately, including cautionary or auxiliary labels.
  • Participates in the periodic inventory of the pharmacy. 
  • May check in drugs and supplies, stock shelves and remove out-of-date items from the inventory.
  • Prepares medications including emulsions, liquids, powders and ointments, which may include non-sterile compounding.
  • Communicates with internal and external customers in a pleasant and professional manner.
  • May process returned medications from the facility for credit or destruction.
  • Assists in the training of new employees.
  • Also performs at least one of the following: 
    • Works in the Controlled Drugs (Narcotics) Room.
    • Works with automated machine to prepack drugs. 
    • Manages inventory functions such as monitoring pharmaceutical levels and identify expired medications,
      managing to the pharmacy standard for Days on Hand. 
    • Inputs patient data and medication orders into a computer system to produce labels (data entry). 
    • Mixes/packages IV medications, sanitizes IV room, equipment and hood.
    • Services facility-based medication dispensing machines (e.g., RxNow).
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, its policies and procedures, the Corporate Compliance Agreement, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Each essential function is required, although reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • LTC experience preferred
  • Order entry and insurance billing experience required
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification desired
  • Data entry skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task
  • Experience with medications and filling prescriptions required
  • Must be willing and able to work Monday - Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm, Rotating Saturdays



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