Pharmacy Tech - Specialty Pharmacy

Description

JOB SUMMARY
  • The specialty pharmacy technician's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the pharmacist in the dispensing of medications, gathering and monitoring medication prior authorizations, and obtaining alternate payer sources on behalf of the patient. The technician will also be a patient care coordinator with duties such as medication reconciliation, tracking, and coordination of refill requests, proactive communication with patients and providers, and providing detailed documentation on all activities performed. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self-education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • Vocational/Technical Degree in Pharmacy Technology or related field (Preferred)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • 2 years of retail or hospital-based pharmacy experience (Required)
  • 1-year Specialty pharmacy experience (Preferred)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
  • Required Certifications/Licensures: Technician Registration with the Georgia State Board of Pharmacy AND Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).
GENERAL SKILLS
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Grammar/Spelling Skills
  • Read/Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
  • Mechanical Skills
  • Transcription Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office Suite
  • General Clerical Skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Have near normal vision: Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks/motion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Occasionally within shift (1-33%): Sitting, Climbing, Lift/carry > 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Frequently within shift (34-66%): Bending/Stooping, Twist at waist, Pushing/Pulling
  • Continuously within shift (67-100%): Standing, Walking, Reaching above shoulder