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Pharmacy Technician

Company: NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationAdministrative Office - Tigard, ORPosition TypeOn-CallDescriptionWho We Are: Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization local to Portland, OR serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, dental services and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctor's office is only one factor in a person's overall health. Our leading edge, integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support. NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.Why work with us?We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 20 days of PTO (based on full time employment), 9 paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, EAP and life insurance.We were voted in the Top Workplaces 2020 by our employees!SummaryThis position will assist the pharmacist in filling, dispensing and driving/delivering prescriptions to patients of NHC Pharmacy. The pharmacy technician is responsible for helping NHC patients access high cost and/or specialty medications and medical supplies through interfacing with community pharmacies and insurance plans. This position will also provide administrative support to the Director of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Manager.Essential Job Duties & ResponsibilitiesManage medication prior authorization requests for all NHC primary care clinics.Review PA requests and gather needed information from dispensing pharmacy, insurance plan, prescribing provider and patient chart.Complete PA paperwork and submit to insurance company for review.Coordinate communication between prescribing provider, insurance plan and dispensing pharmacy. Provide updates regarding CCO formulary and prior authorization criteria to clinic staff and providers.Process orders for diabetic supplies for NHC patients. Maintain NHC Pharmacy on site inventory and inventory records.Order and check in medications from vendors.Review stock to remove expired medications.Create pharmacy chart for patients establishing at NHC Pharmacy.Enter and update information in patient's pharmacy record for pharmacist review.Assist pharmacist on duty to fill prescription orders.Uses NHC delivery vehicle to deliver prescriptions to patient's home after release and counseling by pharmacist on duty. Enter and bill pharmacy insurance plans for dispensed prescriptions.Coordinate and schedule delivery of prescriptions to patientsCollect financial records from patients to apply for income based sliding scale fees and patient assistance programs.Coordinate and collect payment from patients for dispensed prescriptions.Performs other duties as assigned.QualificationsEducation and/or ExperienceThis position requires a high school diploma or GED 2+ years' experience as a Pharmacy Technician. Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsActive Oregon Certified Pharmacy Technician license in good standingActive Driver's license Active automobile insuranceKnowledge, Skills, Abilities & BehaviorsAbility to reliably and safely perform a delivery route for patient medication using the NHC pharmacy vehicle.Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with a service-oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA policies.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Ability to answer and utilize multiple line telephone and standard office equipment.Ability to learn and adapt to changing information and/or policies and procedures.Must be able to display sensitivity to the population and patients served.Must be able to demonstrate a record of reliable attendance and punctuality.Ability to proficiently use Pioneer Pharmacy Management Software preferred.Ability to proficiently use EPIC Electronic Health Record preferred.Ability to fluently speak, read, and write in Spanish highly preferred.Neighborhood Health Center Employment Offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks, background checks, drug screening for illegal substances and any position specific credentialing or licensure requirements.

Keywords: NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTER, Portland , Pharmacy Technician, Engineering , Portland, Oregon

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