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Pharmacy Technician (ON-CALL)

Company: Indian Health Council
Location: Valley Center
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Join our Pharmacy Team! We are looking for experienced Pharmacy Technicians to join our pool of on-call pharm techs. On-call pharm techs fill in when our full time techs are out for vacation, leave of absence, or illness. Job Announcement Job Title: Pharmacy Technician Department: PharmacyReports To: Lead Pharmacy TechnicianFLSA Status: Non-ExemptClassification: Temporary, On-Call Location: Valley Center, CAPay Range: SUMMARYUnder the direct supervision of the Pharmacist, performs assigned duties in support of the Pharmacy Department with an emphasis on accuracy, timeliness, and patient safety. Provides extraordinary care to patients and staff through friendly, caring, courteous, and professional services. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Report to work on time and as scheduled.Assist with preparation, labeling and dispensing of medications and supplies in accordance with physicians' prescriptions to patients.Manages medication inventory, including ordering, stocking/organizing to prevent medication errors, rotating stock to minimize expired products, proactively responding to drug shortages, maintaining appropriate stock levels of formulary medications, using drop ship and alternative suppliers appropriately, and oversee the disposition of expired products.Participates in counting and tabulating stock during annual inventory exercise.Records refrigerator temperatures daily, ensuring that medications are stored at appropriate temperatures. Maintain refrigerator temperature logs per pharmacy policy.Processes records of medications and supplies dispensed to patients, computes applicable charges, submits insurance claims, and enters data in pharmacy computer program.Obtains and updates Medi-Cal, Medicare, and other insurance claims data regularly.Calculates correct dosages, converting between metric and apothecary equivalents.Organizes and maintains pharmacy files, ensuring they remain updated and are easily accessible. Prepares and files daily records containing information on prescriptions prepared.Prepares, maintains, and posts current information on prescriptions filled to patients' medication profile records.Rings up sales for prescription pick up, collects payment, and gives appropriate change. Responsible for counting the contents of cash register drawer at the end of each shift, maintaining receipts, records and withdrawals.Collects and accounts for reimbursement checks and cash received for pharmacy charges.Prepares bank deposits of funds received.Prepares correspondence as needed.Maintains cleanliness of department's counters, shelves, and equipment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.Helps health care providers and patients by greeting them in person and by phone, answering questions and requests; referring inquiries to the pharmacistCommunicates effectively with nursing, physicians, and ancillary services to meet the needs of these departments and maintain a positive working relationship and image of the pharmacy department.Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental and/or infection control standards.Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Rotates to cover the front desk as necessary Works effectively independently and with other team members.Attends required meetings and participates in committees as required.Participates in staff development and educational activities.Maintains patient confidentiality. Shall attend and participate in HIPAA training in the policies and procedures for guaranteeing the privacy of protected health information (PHI) conducted by the clinic administration. Shall also be trained in areas of privacy protection that are specific to the pharmacy environment, facility, and practice.Performs other related duties as required. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities. QUALIFICATIONSTo 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 EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or general education degree (GED).Pharmacy Technician Certificate or Diploma. Two years pharmacy technician experience required. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGULATIONS Current California Pharmacy Technician License.A valid CA driver's license and good driving record is a required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire. Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position. Must pass a criminal background check. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge of pharmaceutical and related medical terminology. Knowledge of metric and apothecary systems of weights and measurements. Knowledge of medical safety standards to assist in the preparation of pharmaceutical substances.Knowledge of prescription drugs and the dispensing function necessary to check for and assure correctness. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, clinic staff, and the public. Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to perform mathematical computations and use a calculator. TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Must be proficient in the following:Productivity Software: Microsoft Office 365; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email & Calendar Management (outlook), Teams (video conferencing and meetings), and Share Point.Electronic health records software (NextGen preferred); Pharmacy software (Pioneer Rx preferred).Utilization of Relias Learning, ADP and PolicyTech systems. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Possess adequate written and oral language skills to communicate clearly and effectively. Ability to respond appropriately to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to create and deliver effective presentations to public groups, peer groups and/or leadership. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.Ability to apply critical thinking skills to problem solve. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to drive. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. 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. Normal office environment. CUSTOMER RELATIONSResponds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives. QUALITY MANAGEMENT 1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age-appropriate care. 2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities. SAFETYMaintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions. HIPAA/COMPLIANCEMaintain privacy of all patients, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need-to-know basis for business purposes.Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.Report unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful behavior or activity. Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC's Policies and Procedures. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. PI154278281

Keywords: Indian Health Council, San Diego , Pharmacy Technician (ON-CALL), Healthcare , Valley Center, California

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