Pharmacy Technician - Specialty
Company: SCL Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: February 15, 2019
You. You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Specialty Pharmacy Technician. Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support. You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun. Youre equally comfortable with Pharmacy protocols, communication, and patient care. Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible. Us. Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years. Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. We. Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity. Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing. Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. Your day. As a Specialty Pharmacy Technician you need to know how to: -- Assist with all phases of pharmacy services. Work with patients, providers, and insurance companies to obtain prior authorizations. Answer phones and notes from physicians in a timely manner. Accurately read, interpret and enter prescriptions in a timely manner. Route questionable prescriptions to the pharmacist for completion. Make outbound calls / faxing the physicians for prescription clarification, substitutions and formulary changes as needed. -- Prepare medication orders (i.e., chemotherapy, IV admixtures, compounding) according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Prepare complex sterile compounded IV products, including daily batch orders, stat and other emergency medications and TPN formulations. -- Assist pharmacist by gathering clinical information on patients. Assist the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in providing specialty pharmacy services to the patients of the assigned SCL Health clinic, including: finding funding assistance for patient copays, assisting patients with completing required registration forms for pharmaceutical programs, reimbursement applications, and other forms as needed for their pharmaceutical care, and representing the pharmacy to the providers and provider clinic staff when the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is unavailable. -- Accurately fill and maintain medications supplies in the automatic dispensing system including verifying and monitoring controlled substance inventories as required. Package and label medications accurately and appropriately to minimize waste. Verify and monitor controlled substance inventories as required by daily shift assignment. -- Manage Specialty Pharmacy Medication and Supply Inventory. Procure all formulary medications, medical and office supplies. Supervise quarterly pharmacy physical inventory. Reconcile and maintain all invoices. Return damaged, overstocked, or expired merchandise to manufacturers and wholesalers in a timely manner. Resolve shipping problems/errors and expedite backorders. -- Evaluate and authorize approval of prior authorization pharmacy requests from prescribers received by telephone and/or facsimile using client clinical criteria. Determine appropriateness for medications. Communicate decision to physicians, physician's office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists. Research, resolve and document prior authorization outcomes in pharmacy system. Communicate selected prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage and formulary alternatives to physicians, physician's office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists. Escalate requests to Pharmacist when request requires extensive clinical review or denial. Research, resolve and document physician or client inquiries and grievances and provide verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider and/or management. -- Meet the needs of the patient, family and multi-disciplinary team through effective communication, coordination and documentation ensuring safety, care, courtesy and efficiency. -- Actively participate in quality initiatives to ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction, highest level of patient care and workflow efficiencies. Your experience. We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require: -- High School Diploma or GED equivalent, required -- Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT) is required or certified within 90 days of hire. Minimum of two (2) years working as a certified pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail pharmacy setting, required -- One (1) year specialty pharmacy experience is preferred. -- Completion of technician-training program, preferred -- Current BLS (CPR) certification, required -- Ability to interact with people of all ages, required Your next move. Now that you know more about being a Specialty Pharmacy Technician on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
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