Certified Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy · Lawrence, Kansas
Department Pharmacy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15.00 - $20.75

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Job title

Pharmacy Technician

Reports to

Director of Pharmacy

Status

Non-Exempt

 

Job purpose

The pharmacy technician is responsible for assisting the pharmacist in providing patients with friendly, efficient, and timely delivery of pharmaceutical services. The pharmacy technician will assist the lead pharmacy technician with inventory maintenance, as necessary.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interact face to face with public and staff-actively engaging and finding ways to assist patients in accessing medications
  • Assists the lead pharmacy technician to maintain inventory, including ordering, applying order, returning, shelving, and managing on-hand quantities and overstock
  • Facilitates recall information to patients, as needed
  • Operates cash register, handling cash and other tenders of payment such as vouchers, debit and credit cards and balancing registers
  • Answers the telephone, responding to questions and requests
  • Maintaining and updating referral documentation
  • Responsible for maintaining clinic medication orders
  • Performs all duties, services, and documentation in full compliance with Heartland Community Health Center policies and procedures
  • Maintains and applies knowledge of the 340B program, sliding fee scale, and referral prescriptions
  • Assists the Director of Pharmacy with 340B program compliance, as necessary
  • Assists the pharmacist with filling new and refill prescriptions
  • Prepares prescriptions for delivery or to be mailed, as needed
  • Assists the pharmacist with MTM, as needed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • KS Pharmacy Technician License
  • Nationally Certified by taking/passing the PTCE preferred
  • Pharmacy experience preferred
  • Maintain Continuing Education as required
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Customer service oriented; patient centered focus that promotes minimizing barriers to obtaining medications for patients
  • Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient and employee base
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rationale of appropriate patient care
  • Must be able to maintain good inter-personal relationship with co-workers and other members of the health care team and the organization
  • Must be organized and able to manage/prioritize tasks to meet deadlines, adapts to change in a positive manner, able to work as a part of a team
  • Computer skills to navigate Microsoft products, pharmacy management system and EHR software; eClinicalWorks experience preferred
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and effectively
  • Be courteous and respectful when interacting with patients and family members
  • Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with organization’s policy and procedure and HIPAA requirements
  • Good communication skills in speaking and in writing
  • Knowledge of prior authorizations and billing prescription insurance
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

Working conditions

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus
  • Good lighting and comfortable temperature of ventilation at all times
  • The employee is frequently required to work in close physical proximity to other people including staff, patients, and visitors

Physical requirements

  • Requires sufficient visual acuity to operate equipment common to this position
  • Required to read, write and speak English
  • Requires sufficient hearing level to be able to effectively communicate with people directly or by telephone
  • Occasionally lift items weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Physically able to stand, sit, ambulate, has dexterity in hands

Details

  • Schedule: Full-time non-exempt.
    • Schedule may be altered by supervisor(s) as needed to allow for completion of expected duties of the position.

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  • Location
    Lawrence, Kansas
  • Department
    Pharmacy
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    $15.00 - $20.75