Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
The Pharmacy Technician involves specialized technical support work in a pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The pharmacy technician’s work requires knowledge, skill and abilities in areas of pharmacy billing, computer data analysis and utilization, pharmacy-automation technology, and pharmacy policy writing and regulation. This involves working closely with pharmacists, nurses, providers, 3rd party payors and patients to ensure the process of filling a prescription is as seamless as possible.
• Vocational/technical training or Associate Degree and certification as a Pharmacy Technician required
• Registration with the State of Minnesota as a Pharmacy Technician.
• Must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education during each two-year recertification cycle (See Special Consideration section for detailed explanation).
• Must have three (3) to five (5) years of experience as Pharmacy Technician.
• Strong oral, written and computer communication skills.
• Ability to follow directions with a high degree of precision and accuracy.
• Ability to keep detailed records.
• Strong reading and interpretive skills.
• Knowledge of complex drug names, including multiple names for the same drug product.
• Knowledge of medical terminology
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with patients, families, co-workers, and providers.
• Knowledge of Data Privacy Act and ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all patient, Clinic, and Band information.
• Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of continuing education (CE) during each two year recertification cycle.
• Any CE hours earned after January 1, 2015 must be in pharmacy technician-specific subject matter.
• For recertification candidates, one (1) hour of the twenty (20) hours must be in the subject of pharmacy law and one (1) hour must be in the subject of patient safety (refer to the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) definition of patient safety in the ACPE Policy and Procedures Manual, topic designation 05).
• A maximum of ten (10) hours of the twenty (20) hours may be earned by completing a relevant college course with a grade of “C” or better. A maximum of five (5) hours may be earned by completing in-service projects.
• Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhTs) must complete all CE hours within the two-year recertification cycle (on or before the expiration date).
• No CE hours completed before certification is granted may be used to satisfy recertification requirements. CE hours can only be applied to the recertification cycle in which they are completed, and cannot be carried over and applied to future cycles
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Accept written, electronic or faxed orders for new prescriptions.
• Accept written, telephone, or walk in orders for existing prescriptions to be refilled.
• Under close supervision, fill prescriptions, including confirmation of registration, 340B eligibility, and billing information, counting or measuring the amount of the prescription, logging information into the computer, and selecting and labeling dispensing packaging.
• Under close supervision, prepare District prescription, including fill prescriptions, update database, label prescriptions and place in proper District delivery area.
• Seek and accept authorizations for refills from provider as necessary.
• Maintain patient, billing, provider, drug, and other information in computer.
• Interpret, monitor and analyze physicians’ medical orders under pharmacist supervision.
• Prepare and submit claims for third party billing
• Analyze rejected third party claims and resubmit for payment. May require consultation with pharmacist, provider, third party payor and or patient.
• Organize, disinfect, and clean pharmacy.
• Restock vials, bottles, and bags.
• Dispense over the counter medications, maintaining information on OTC requests and complying with guidelines and limits for dispensing OTC medications.
• Follow 340B Policy and Procedures.
• Pharmaceutical procurement and management including:
• Check inventory for expired product and prepare returns for credit or destruction.
• Maintain proper inventory records in pharmacy computer system
• Reorder medications and work to find alternatives when drug shortages arise.
• Receive and store incoming orders according to storage requirements.
• Track purchase orders for pharmacy vendors and maintain records as required by law.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate stress while dealing with clients and from managing work load.
• Work is exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area.
• Requires long periods of standing.
• Little threat of personal danger or risk.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours.
• Some travel may be required.