Hy-Vee Food Stores Fulfillment Center Pharmacy Technician - Full Time in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Title: FC Pharmacy Technician, certified FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Pharmacy Fulfillment Center Revision Date: 10/2015

General Function

Assist pharmacists in the accurate preparation and distribution of prescription medications

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: AVP, Pharmacy Services; FC Pharmacy Manager; Pharmacist; Lead Technicians

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with co-workers as a team to ensure strict adherence to standard operating procedures and facility policies.

  • Handles inquiries that do not require a pharmacist’s expertise and judgment.

  • Assists in developing standard operating procedures.

  • Prepares and affixes labels to prescription containers.

  • Assists in training employees.

  • Assists in adherence to quality assurance standards.

  • Gain complete understanding of Hy-Vee’s retail pharmacy operations and, offering avenues to better serve them.

  • Prepares prescriptions to be mailed or delivered.

  • Reports any medication errors to appropriate personnel.

  • Orders, checks-in, and stocks pharmacy supplies.

  • Logs invoices as necessary.

  • Maintains cleanliness of pharmacy and dispensing area.

  • Maintains strict adherence to department and company guidelines related to personal hygiene and dress.

  • Adheres to all statutes and regulations pertaining to a pharmacy technician.

  • Reports to work when scheduled and works expected number of hours.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in areas as needed.

  • Performs other related job duties and special projects as required.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent. Certified as a licensed technician through a certified national program and maintains continuing education requirements to keep license active.

Previous experience as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy clerk is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual requirements include: ability to see detail at near and far range with or without correction.

  • Must be able to physically exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, reaching, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

  • Commitment to the Hy-Vee Mission and a willingness to promote the values of the company

  • Strong leadership skills; ability to assist other members of the department.

  • Must have the ability to do logical or scientific thinking to solve problems; several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Have the ability to do arithmetic calculations involving arithmetic, algebraic and geometric calculations

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assisting in the preparation of accurate prescriptions.

  • Must be able to compose original correspondence; follow technical manuals; have increased contact with people; interview counsel or advise people; evaluate technical data.

Working Conditions

This position frequently involves a fast work pace in a production setting. Must be able to handle multiple tasks on a daily basis.

Equipment Used to Perform Job

High volume solutions robotics, operating software, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Has daily contact with employees, suppliers, and delivery drivers. Has occasional contact with Hy-Vee stores, trade/professional organizations and federal/state governmental or regulatory agencies


Maintains the confidentiality of the customer’s private medical information according to the HIPAA act