Dec 17, 2020

Pharmacy Technician I

  • Patterson Companies Inc
  • Manchester, IA 52057, USA

Job Description


  • Assist in the daily operation of the pharmacy by performing tasks under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Perform all warehouse and pharmacy duties including receiving, entering prescriptions, picking, counting, labeling, packing and tracking inventory.
  • This role assists in the daily operation of the pharmacy by performing effective, safe and efficient tasks and responsibilities assigned to the pharmacy.  Under the direction of the pharmacist this role will ensure Patterson Companies customers receive medications meeting all applicable laws and regulations.    


Compliant Prescription Filling    50 %

  • Prioritize queues to ensure delivery and shipment deadlines are met
  • Accurately and efficiently pick and count medications by confirming correct drug, quantity and lot number
  • Proofread, generate and apply prescription labels to meet legal requirements under the direct supervision of a pharmacist
  • Document and report all prescription discrepancies and/or errors

Compliant Prescription Processing  25 %

  • Under the direct supervision of a pharmacist ensure all prescriptions meet all federal, state and regulatory requirements
  • Prioritize inbound prescriptions based on customer expectations
  • Make outbound prescription requests to veterinarians and clinics
  • Accurately and efficiently renew, enter, update and file prescriptions
  • Proactively renew and input prescription packets to stay current for upcoming business needs

Inventory Control    25 %

  • Receive inventory and ensure all proper documentation is in place
  • Restock and maintain pharmacy inventory in a clean orderly manner
  • Maintain knowledge and training for use of equipment necessary to move inventory
  • Document and report all inventory discrepancies, damages and/or errors
  • Direct completed prescriptions to proper location and consolidate appropriately


Core Competencies

Takes Action: We embrace opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency and enthusiasm.

Instills Trust: We are genuine, committed, and act with integrity in everything we do.

Drives Results: We set challenging goals, hold ourselves accountable, and measure results.

Effective Decision-Making: We make timely and informed decisions that align with business goals.

Customer-Centric: We put our customers at the center of all that we do.

Builds Partnerships: We foster effective communication, teamwork and inclusion.

Personal Development: We actively engage in learning and professional growth

Continuous Improvement: We pursue innovative solutions and improve our business processes


Working Conditions

Physical Demand:

Lifting or carrying


Occasional or frequent moderate physical activity


Up to 50 pounds

Sitting or standing


Occasional or frequent moderate physical activity



Use of hands


Light physical activity



Stoop, bend, or crawl


Light physical activity




Environment Factors:

  • Extreme hot/cold temperatures
  • High voltage
  • Dirt or dust
  • Fumes
  • Smoke
  • Loud noises
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Hazardous machinery

Travel and On-Call:

This position requires no travel per week in an local area.


For this position being on-call is not required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Good computer skills with various applications
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience
  • Attention to detail with ability to problem solve effectively
  • Good organization and administrative skills
  • Registered pharmacy technician with state Board of Pharmacy
  • Must be able to read, write and speak effectively in English


Preferred Qualifications:

  • National pharmacy technician certification (CPhT) through Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or National Health career Association (NHA)
  • College degree or vocational school certification
  • Minimum 1 year of pharmacy experience

Background in pharmacy dispensing process



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