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Pharmacy Technician I

Community Medical Centers, Inc. Tracy, CA
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POSITION SUMMARY:

Under immediate supervision performs technical and clerical work of average difficulty in filling of prescriptions, maintaining records and patient files, re-supplying pharmacy medications and ancillaries; learning to perform more complex technical work and does related or other work. The Pharmacy Technician I reports directly to the Director of Pharmacy Services.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

* High school diploma or GED

* Completion of a recognized Pharmacy Technician training program

* Current certification as a Pharmacy Technician from the Consumer Affairs Board of Pharmacy, State of California

* Ability to type a minimum of 40 wpm; applicant to provide certificate

* A preference will be given for those individuals with the ability to communicate in Spanish and English, written and verbal

* Valid California driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and personal transportation

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

* Assists in filling prescriptions; selects proper drug, places in container in quantity and strength prescribed, applies labels; selects unit doses and gives to pharmacist for review; compounds simple ointments and solutions. Prepares mail-out prescriptions

* Accepts prescriptions, verifies patient insurance and information; transcribes and enters orders into computer; prepares labels, updates patient profiles and records; submits for billing, identifies orders not on formulary, notifies pharmacist of formulary, drug interaction and other problems identified by computer

* Restocks pharmacy bulk and unit dose stock and ancillaries; restocks automatic filling devices; returns unused unit dose medications to stock and credits patient accounts

* Assists patients at counter, verifies identity and provides refill medication

* Inspects pharmacy stock and removes medications close to expiration; maintains stock of specified drugs in Pharmacy; insures that adequate supplies are available for normal usage; checks in and stores shipments

* Provides non-drug information to patients and answers simple inquiries

* Maintains cleanliness of pharmacy and other storage and dispensing area

* Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested

* Participates in staff development and educational activities

* Maintains patient confidentiality

* Translates for pharmacist as appropriate

* Performs related work as required

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Knowledge of pharmaceutical and related medical technology

* Knowledge of metric and apothecary systems of weights and measurements

* Knowledge of medical safety standards to assist in manufacturing and working with pharmaceutical substances

* Knowledge of prescription drugs and the dispensing function to check for correctness Knowledge of PAP, Carelink, EIP and ADAP programs

* Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public

* Ability to read and interpret prescription information

* Ability to perform arithmetical computations and use calculator

* Ability to interpret, adapt and apply written guidelines

* Ability to communicate clearly

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Frequent standing or walking for extended periods of time. Frequently lifts and carries items weighing up to 35 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, and the ability to read and note appropriate measurements. Vision must be correctable to 20/40 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts. Requires typing ability of 40 wpm. Requires ability to work in stressful situation or work irregular hours.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.

EOE

Community Medical Centers, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Awesome CEO, great room for growth!

Community Medical Centers, Inc. (CMC) is a well-established community health center with more than 40 years of history serving diverse communities. CMC provides health services to those in greatest need. CMC provides a great range of services to the uninsured and limited insured populations. Leadership and vision quality initiatives support CMC strategic goals. CMC is driven to implement best practices and is focused on quality. CMC operates 14 primary care clinics, two dental clinics, HIV early intervention program, and a clinic for the homeless. CMC also provides other services to the community that include Health Education, Women’s Infants and Children (WIC), and a Sweet Success program that is aimed for pregnant women at risk for diabetes. CMC has a staff of about 70 plus Providers and has about 270,000 patient encounters yearly.

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