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Pharmacy Technician - Float

Company: Multnomah County, Oregon
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity. Pay Range: $21.60 - $26.47 Hourly Department: Health Department Job Type: Regular Represented Exemption Status: United States of America (Non-Exempt) Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): The Opportunity: THIS WORK MATTERS! The Multnomah County Health Department works with communities to advance health equity, protect the most vulnerable, and promote health and wellness for everyone. Join a team that includes Portland's most outstanding healthcare professionals and holds Values of Compassion & Care, Empowerment, Racial Equity, Connection and Integrity. The Pharmacy Technician - Float provides technical support to pharmacists in the processing of prescriptions and the maintenance of the Pharmacy Department according to State of Oregon Pharmacy Board Rules and Regulations. A float pharmacy technician will travel to various pharmacy locations as assigned to cover staffing shortages as needed. This is a Monday to Saturday position. As the Pharmacy Technician you will:

  • Gather patient information needed to prepare prescriptions, enter prescription/patient information into the computer system, complete patient encounter forms, prepare prescriptions by counting, pouring, or mixing medications and labeling containers.
  • Answer phones, take messages for refill requests, pull medications from stock for the pharmacists, and store written prescription forms after prescriptions are dispensed.
  • Perform on-line billing procedures, call third-party insurances for clarification and resolution of claim rejection, confirm payments.
  • Answer questions from the staff/patients that do not require a pharmacist's professional expertise or judgment. Assist staff/patients to ensure timely quality customer service is delivered.
  • Review/analyze patient profiles in EPIC and pharmacy software for coverage notes, and refill requests to providers, etc.
  • Provide check out and collection of pharmacy fees in EPIC and charge entry. Complete reports, close out batches at the end of each shift, and prepare daily deposits.
  • Inventory Management: Order drugs and supplies from wholesaler and county warehouse, utilizing online systems. Receive, check in, and stock shelves with drugs and supplies; process order errors and returns to vendors. Check stock for outdated medications; process expired medications for return to reverse distributor. Monitor refrigerated items for proper temperature.
  • Complete requested reports and documentation. Perform related duties as instructed or required. A successful Pharmacy Technician will demonstrate:
    • Ability to apply an equity, intersectional and anti-racist lens.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment, diplomacy, and tact in dealing with sensitive, complex, confidential information and situations, in addition to acting professionally, and empathetically, with individuals and communities.
    • Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values. TO QUALIFY: We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. Minimum Qualifications/ Transferable Skills*: Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized training in pharmacy or a related field is desirable; AND Experience: One year of work in the medical field/retail or outpatient pharmacy setting; AND License or Certificate:
      • Pharmacy Technician License from the State of Oregon.
      • Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position. Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
        • Strong communication skills.
        • Cultural Competencies: The position requires the knowledge and understanding of culture, traditions, attitudes, beliefs, social experience and history of those experiencing oppression and barriers to opportunity. This position must demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the origins and results of the disparities experienced by individuals and families related to racism and social-economic injustices. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception by October 18, 2021 as a qualification of employment. The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date. SCREENING & EVALUATION: REQUIRED: The Application Packet: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so will be deemed as an incomplete application.
          • Resume demonstrating you meeting minimum qualifications Note: Please be mindful of checking your email inbox for messages upon submitting your application. You may be emailed requesting for additional items from the Recruiter or hiring manager. If a response is not received in a timely manner your application may not be considered. The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
            • Initial review of application/ resume
            • Phone screen
            • Supplemental Questionnaire
            • Oral exam
            • Consideration of top candidates
            • Background, reference, and education checks REQUIRED: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so will be deemed as an incomplete application. Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime. Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals. Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference. Review our veterans' preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711. Questions? Recruiter: Linda Cruz Email: linda.cruz@multco.us Phone: +1 (971) 5010742 Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice. Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract. Job Profile: 6119 - Pharmacy Technician

Keywords: Multnomah County, Oregon, Portland , Pharmacy Technician - Float, Healthcare , Portland, Oregon

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