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Pharmacy Technician- Westminster, Full Time

Location Westminster, Colorado Job Number 973580 Date posted 07/30/2021
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SEIU Local 105  - $21.43 - $24.41

“May be entitled to translation/bilingual, shift or other wage premiums as governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the respective collective bargaining agreement for additional information on such wage premiums:"  

Under direct supervision of the Pharmacy Supervisor or Pharmacist, performs a variety of technical procedures to assist in providing pharmacy services, including verification of prescription refill requests, typing prescription labels, counting and pouring medications, maintaining prescription inventories, balancing and depositing daily revenue, and coordinating the activities of Pharmacy Clerks. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.

  • Verifies prescription refill requests by reviewing original prescription form and patient identification to determine if refill is authorized, based on the number of refills remaining and established time requirements; contact appropriate medical office personnel by telephone or message slip, as needed, to obtain refill authorization.

  • Types prescription labels from written instructions on the prescription form indicating patient name, physician, name of medication, strength, usage instructions, prescription number, date and personal initials. Places prescription label and associated forms in specified location for further processing.

  • Selects prescribed medications to fill prescription orders as assigned, counts and/or pours dosage into appropriate container, and affixed prescription label and refill instructions.

  • Calculated prescription cost using standard pricing procedure and completes sales receipt. Places filled prescription orders associated forms in specified location for evaluation and approval by the Pharmacist.

  • Maintains appropriate inventory of prescription medications consistent with established levels and storage procedures.

  • Conducts periodic audit and notify supervisor of reordering requirements. Checks and stores prepackaged medications received from the central warehouse; restock shelves and maintain neat appearance of inventory and work area.

  • Balances daily revenue transactions by totaling cash register and counting cash, checks and credit card receipts to reconcile total sales.

  • Reviews inconsistencies with appropriate personnel and reconcile total as needed. Summarized transaction data on daily cash report, packages money, prepares bank deposit and places in specified location for pickup.

  • Assists supervisor in coordinating the workflow and activities of Pharmacy Clerks. Provides direction, guidance and assistance to ensure effective services based on patient volume and staffing.

  • Monitors cashiering functions to ensure appropriate security and controls. Assists supervisor in resolving daily operations problems.

  • Performs the responsibilities of a Pharmacy Clerk, as required.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year of pharmacy technician work experience - OR - one (1) year of experience working as a Kaiser Colorado Pharmacy Clerk - OR - completion of a pharmacy technician-training program of at least five (5) months which included a community practice rotation - OR - certification by a nationally recognized certification Board.
  • Education
  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Certification or provisional certification by the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: Colorado,Westminster,Westminster Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 10:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: C01|SEIU|Local 105 Job Level: Entry Level Specialty: Pharmacy Technician Department: Westminister Medical Offices - O/P Pharmacy 1st Floor-A/Main - 1608 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.