POSITION: CERTIFIED PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
RESPONSIBLE TO: Pharmacy Director
SALARY: Step Range: 12 ($38,149) – 31 ($66,895); Full Benefits
CLASSIFICATION: Non-Management, Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Wellness Center, Chiloquin, Oregon
Working under the general supervision of a licensed Pharmacist, the incumbent shall perform a variety of technical pharmaceutical functions to support the mission of Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services (KTHFS.) The Certified Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for assisting the Pharmacists in all aspects of pharmacy permissible under their Oregon Pharmacy technician license. This will include, but not be limited to, prescription order entry, filling prescriptions, and dispensing prescriptions, helping to maintain the drug inventory, providing customer service and performing various administrative tasks.
Routine duties shall include providing health care related services to eligible patients primarily at KTHFS Wellness Clinic, but also in homes, schools, alternate job sites, and other community locations within the Klamath Tribes’ Service Unit.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- The incumbent must recognize their training and experience limitations and not “over extend” themselves when matters are more appropriately handled by a Pharmacist or supervisor.
- Perform all technical aspects of the medication order including prescription processing, measuring, packaging, compounding, reconstituting, labeling, and unit dosing. Fulfill requests and issue medications and supplies to other departments.
- Perform calculations for the preparation of medication and pharmaceutical products.
- Efficiently and accurately use the pharmacy computer system to process prescriptions by ensuring all legal requirements of a prescription are met as well as ensuring that the correct product is selected and properly billed for through insurance.
- Assist Pharmacists with ensuring the patient information is accurate.
- Review prescription orders and patient medication profiles to help the Pharmacist ensure medication orders are safe and appropriate; bringing attention to the Pharmacist of potential issues for review.
- Assist with ordering, inventory maintenance, and removal of recalled and expired pharmaceuticals and other supplies from the pharmacy stock according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Perform third party payer reimbursement functions including billing, rebilling of claims, submitting prior authorization requests, and assisting with pharmacy audits.
- Assist in maintaining a clean, professional, and organized working environment.
- Communicate with Tribal members, descendants, caregivers, and other health care professionals, regarding patient medications and services according to the Pharmacy & KTHFS SOP and in compliance with Patient privacy regulations.
- Perform Receptionist duties for the Pharmacy Department including: answering telephone calls, transferring calls when necessary, documenting refill requests, greeting visitors, , answering routine and procedural questions, and other clerical duties.
- Assist in the implementation of all KTHFS and Pharmacy departmental Policies and Procedures and participate in quality assurance activities.
- Receive training specific to the detection, correction, and prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse in the delivery of Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Training shall be performed within 30 days of hire and at least annually thereafter.
- Complete in a timely manner other standard annual required training for health care workers or any training required by KTHFS such as Blood Borne Pathogen, HIPAA Privacy and Security, and others as deemed necessary.
Help develop and implement orientation, ongoing training, and proficiency assessments for Pharmacy and other KTHFS staff within scope of professional credentials.