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Pharmacy Technician

First Choice Community Health Centers Lillington, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

SUMMARY:  Works as directed by the Director of Pharmacy Services to make sure medication is filled per protocols and indigent program rebates along with third party insurance completed correctly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Enter (new and refill) prescription orders in the computer to include:
    • Upon receipt of the routing slip check for insurance (Medicaid-obtain card), drug allergies, next appointment;
    • Alert the pharmacist if any drug allergies are known and enter in the computer;
    • Check that quantities are sufficient until the next appointment;
    • Alert the Pharmacist if any drug-drug interactions arise;
    • Enter and charge Medicaid prescriptions properly;
    • Enter and charge all indigent patient programs.
  • Maintain the computer by performing daily backup and monthly backups on the first and fifteenth of each month. Make sure computer systems stay on Monday nights to receive updates.
    • Produce and check reports
    • Print daily controlled substances (DEA) report;
    • Daily transaction report to count number of patients served each day and check for all prices;
    • Print Medicaid for audits with corrections and claims submissions printout. Review denials;
    • Resubmitting appropriately as checked by the pharmacist.
  • Prepackaging medicines for outreach personnel
    • Print labels per protocol and outreach formulary: Generic name, strength, quantity and labeler-manufacturer; used for (brand name if applicable); directions for use (Spanish and English) from outreach formulary; date, lot number and expiration date.
  • Maintain supplies
    • Reorder low stock to include STD and TB medicines;
    • Sign in orders: check quantities, prices and expiration dates, file all paperwork properly;
    • Separate files for Controlled Substances receipts, update acquisition prices in the computer;
    • Return outdated medicine: return before credit is no longer allowed, prepare all paperwork;
    • According to manufacturer’s specifications, mail/prepare for pickup, and send copies to fiscal office;
    • Maintain office supplies: order from proper places using proper forms.
  • File filled prescriptions daily in numerical order.
  • Print prescription forms by using available forms.
  • Update the formulary changes noted by the Pharmacist.
  • Type minutes of the pharmacy meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operationg and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate in Spanish and English with patients and family members from various educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply conepts of basic mathematics. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

COMPETENCY/SKILL REQUIREMENT:     The competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities which must be consistently demonstrated for this job.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, and/or REGISTRATIONS: Pharmacy Technician certification.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate basic office equipment; copiers, printers, fax machines. Word processing, spreadsheet, accounting and general computer skills. Ability to assess and visually present data. Ability to deal effectively with stress, exercise good judgment and to work under pressure.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical/mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, and use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb, balance on two feet, stoop, kneel, crouch, or reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 25+ 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.

Mental demands include the ability to learn, adapt to changes, pay close attention to details, exercise discretion and good judgment, develop options and solutions to crisis and problems, gather and analyze facts, courteous and professional behavior, deal with stressful situations and adhere to company policies and procedures.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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