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Long-term Care Pharmacy Technician – Level II


Department: Pharmacy (LTC)
Reports To: Pharmacy Manager
Full/PartTime: Full Time
Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week including one night per week and one Saturday per month
Requirements:

JOB PURPOSE

Assists pharmacists in preparing and dispensing of medications in the Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy.  Responsible for packaging prescription medications according to pharmacy standards.

 Hours: Part-time, 20 hours per week including one night per week and one Saturday per month

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) required in addition to completion of a one year Certified Pharmacy Technician program; or a minimum of six months related experience and/or training in a retail or long term care pharmacy setting.  Must have strong general math and computer skills.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations is necessary.  Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are essential.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Gathers appropriate data to properly fill patient prescriptions and assists pharmacists in preparation and dispensing of medication.
  2. Accurately enters patient data into the pharmacy software programs.  Ensures that the correct insurance information is entered into the system and that claims are properly adjudicated.
  3. Trouble-shoots insurance issues and follows up to obtain correct orders from physicians.
  4. Processes customers' payment of prescriptions and payments on account.
  5. Interacts with customers, physicians, clinic staff and facility staff in a professional manner.
  6. Processes paperwork necessary to dispense medication and supplies according to regulatory or insurance guidelines.
  7. Maintains integrity of processes to ensure confidentiality of PHI.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintains sufficient prescription inventory levels when ordering product for the pharmacies.
  2. Receives and stores incoming product and supplies, including counting, stocking and entering computer data.
  3. Performs other miscellaneous activities as requested.

 

PERFORMANCE FACTORS

  1. Customer Service & Working Relationships: Responds to request for service and assistance; listens to, understands and meets commitments.  Seeks out opportunities to better service our customers.  Works effectively, treats others with respect and upholds the company values.  Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  2. Communication: Able to read and interpret written information.  Speaks clearly and listens to others and gets clarification when needed.  Upholds organizational values when communicating with customers and co-workers.
  3. Reliability and Dependability:  Exhibits sound practices to promote efficiency and accuracy.  Seeks ways to improve and promote quality.  Willingness to adapt as circumstances change to minimize delays or unexpected events.  Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; and keeps commitments.
  4. Accuracy and Integrity:  Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Utilizes strong quality practices to maintain accuracy and integrity in filling prescriptions.  Protects patient confidentiality while processing patient information.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position is usually exposed to normal indoor working conditions; ability to stand for extended periods of time is required. Exposure to certain drugs may cause a potential for harmful effects and some individuals may not handle these drugs or gloves must be worn. A listing of potential hazards is available in the pharmacy and should be viewed before beginning any job.

This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

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