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12/04/2020

Hy-Vee to hire 1,000 pharmacy technicians as it expands COVID-19 testing capacity

Sandra Levy
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Hy-Vee is in a hiring mode. The company is seeking to hire 1,000 pharmacy technicians across its eight-state region as it continues to expand its COVID-19 testing services and prepares for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

On Nov. 12, the Department of Health and Human Services named Hy-Vee one of its national COVID-19 vaccine providers once the vaccine becomes available. Hy-Vee pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across its more than 270 pharmacies are trained to administer vaccines and will be integral in helping provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine for patients where the chain operates. 

“Right now, there is a critical need for trained pharmacy technicians who can help support our pharmacies and patients as we prepare for the next step in battling this virus,” said Aaron Wiese, Hy-Vee’s executive vice president of business innovation and chief health officer. “For technicians, this is a great opportunity for them to practice at the top of their license and work for a company that offers amazing benefits, competitive wages, flexible scheduling and job advancement opportunities.”

Hy-Vee also is seeing high demand for its free COVID-19 drive-thru testing, which it offers in coordination with its partner eTrueNorth. Hy-Vee continues to expand COVID-19 testing, bringing its total number of testing locations to more than 180. 

In addition to helping with current COVID-19 testing, Hy-Vee pharmacy technicians also serve pharmacies by processing prescriptions, dispensing medications, assisting patients and performing other duties.

Hy-Vee noted that its employee benefits include a bonus system, life insurance, medical and dental care, prescription drug coverage — now via its new PBM ‚— short-tem disability, and a 401(k) match. All employees also receive a 10% discount on groceries every day and additional discount opportunities throughout the year, plus the chance for additional holiday pay and bonuses. Hy-Vee also offers a tuition assistance program that is available for employees and their immediate family members.

Interested applicants can visit here to view available technician positions in their area.

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