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Patterson Companies, Inc. Pharmacy Technician in Manchester, Iowa


Looking for a Pharmacy Technician to join our team! If no weekends, no holidays, no evenings and a consistent schedule sound like what you’re looking for; apply to the position we have available! We’re also offering a $300 sign on bonus.

This person will:

  • 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

  • Ability to take and pass the exam to become a certified pharmacy technician with the state Board of Pharmacy

  • 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

  • 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


What's In It For You: (

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.

  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

  • Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.

  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).

  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.

  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).

  • Patterson Perks Program.

Why Join Patterson?

Clickhere ( to see what it’s like to be a part of our winning team!Patterson isn’t just a place to work, it’s a partner that cares about your success.

EEO Statement

An Equal Opportunity Employer

As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences are what strengthen us and drive our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.

Job Locations US-IA-Manchester

Requisition ID 2021-12563

# of Openings 2

Position Category Technician

Company Animal Health International, Inc.

Position Type Regular Full-Time

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.