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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Demonstrate Christ-like behavior and attitude in all job duties and responsibilities.

The Pharmacy Technician assists the Pharmacist to perform routine duties in the pharmacy such as packaging, manipulative, repetitive or other nondiscretionary tasks, only while assisting and while under direct supervision and control of a pharmacist.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Includes but are not limited to the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Assist the pharmacist, under direct supervision, in the practice of pharmacy, in accordance with local, state, federal and LACHC policies and standards.
  • Assist pharmacist in scheduling and maintaining workflow.
  • Pull charts for pharmacist.
  • Maintain knowledge of loss prevention techniques.
  • Assist other pharmacy technicians.
  • Assist in training new employees.
  • Unpacks and stores supplies, verify items received against invoices and against packing slips to verify all items are received and charges are correct.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and prepares orders for new supplies as requested by the Pharmacist.
  • Place orders on shelves and verify all associated paperwork.
  • Enter prescription orders into the computer.
  • Communicate with insurance carriers to obtain payment for prescription claims.
  • Communicate with prescribers and their agents to obtain refill authorization.
  • At point of sale, verify that customer receives correct prescription(s)
  • Assist patients who are dropping off or picking up prescription orders.
  • Create and update patient’s health and insurance information in the computer.
  • Fills containers with medications apportioned by machine and hand from bulk manufactured or purchased quantities, prints labels and affixes labels to containers.
  • Compound oral solutions, ointments, and creams.
  • Following written work orders, fills positioned vials by pouring bulk supply of capsules into hopper of machine counter and sets the machine for speed and count.
  • Provides client with information and education when necessary.
  • Participates in consumer and staff education programs.
  • Maintain an awareness of developments in the community and pharmaceutical fields that relate to job responsibilities and integrate them into practice.
  • Participates in all safely programs, which may include disaster response, fire safety, and/or medication safety teams.
  • Providing as needed telephone and administrative support for the department. Screen telephone calls for the pharmacist.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned such as keeping work area in clean and orderly condition, cleaning equipment and running errands.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Strong organizational, prioritization, communications and mathematics skills. (required)
  • Comprehensive understanding of third party pharmacy benefit plan parameters.
  • Ability to type at least 35 words per minute.
  • Comply with HIPPA in respecting confidentiality of patient data.
  • Knowledge of medication brand and generic names.
  • Professional demeanor and courteous attitude.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

High school graduate required.  National Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) required.

Minimum two years experience in a retail pharmacy setting and/or managed care/pharmacy benefit environment preferred.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Bilingual and bilateral in English and Spanish is required.  Exceptions will be considered.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Computer literate with ease in operating Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software, Microsoft word, internet and other business software programs related to job functions.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.   The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to carriers of contagious diseases. The employee may have to deal with irate and irrational clients who may or may not be under the influence of mind-altering substances such as cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, etc.

 

I understand the above job description and agree to comply with, and be subject to, its conditions. I understand that the company reserves the right to delegate, remove, expand or change any and all responsibilities listed above and will inform me of any such change. In addition to meeting the job duties listed above, I agree to abide by the Company policies contained in the employee handbook. I acknowledge that I can fulfill the above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Full-time, Non-Exempt position with 403B retirement plan with employer match.  Medical, Dental and Vision.  Annual salary range is $29,404 – $44,106.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Will consider candidates with criminal histories.

 

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Downtown Los Angeles

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