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Pharmacy Technician

Company: Central City Concern
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

About Central City Concern (CCC)

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Central City Concern!

Since 1979, the Portland Community has trusted Central City Concern (CCC) to help people create meaningful, long-term change. Every year, we serve more than 13,000 people experiencing, or at risk-of, homelessness with affordable and supportive housing, person-centered health care, addiction recovery and employment assistance. By providing health care, housing and jobs, CCC is ending homelessness in Portland and helping people achieve their highest potential.

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Benefits at CCC

Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees. We offer an extensive total rewards package to include base wages, medical, dental, vision and voluntary plans. Central City Concern also takes employees' financial wellness into consideration and provides a rich retirement match. In the spirit of inclusivity, we celebrate 11 holidays and have a generous PTO (paid time off) plan.

  • Generous paid time off plan which provides up to 4 weeks of PTO accrual in the first year. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with competitive employer match!
  • 11 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance!

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    Now Hiring: Pharmacy Technician at CCC's Old Town Clinic in Downtown Portland!

    Schedule: Monday - Friday; variable schedule between 8am - 6pm

    Pharmacy Technician - Role Summary: The Pharmacy Technician provides technical support to pharmacists in the processing of prescriptions and maintenance of the Pharmacy Department. This position is aimed at individuals who have experience in the Pharmacy Technician Field.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Pharmacy Technician Duties
    • Perform all duties necessary to ensure the safe and accurate preparation of medications, including gathering necessary patient information, entering it into the computer system, counting or pouring medications and labeling containers.
    • Accurately and efficiently utilize GSL, dispensing system, and EMR.
    • Maintain excellent customer service, including answering phones and refill requests from patients, and responding to questions from staff and patients that do not require a pharmacist's professional expertise or judgment.
    • Maintains billing and insurance accuracy by performing on-line billing procedures, calling third-party insurers for clarifications of payments, and assisting in preparation of prior authorization requests.
    • Contributes to and continually builds a positive work environment. Maintains a positive attitude towards co-workers and patients alike. Effectively communicates with all staff including but not limited to other technicians, Technician Supervisor, PIC, Associate Director of Pharmacy, any other clinic staff, etc. regarding but not limited to current projects, workflow improvement strategies, and overall pharmacy systems management.
    • Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners' and outside providers' patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access. This includes immediately reporting any breach of protected health information or personal identification information of any person receiving CCC services by CCC or an outside provider to the CCC Compliance Department, as well as to your supervisor or their designee.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned by the pharmacist.

      Leadership and Planning Duties
      • Performs the technician operations of the pharmacy in a cost-effective manner, including monitoring of inventory and pricing, supporting day-to-day operations, and assuring adequate resources are available to meet customer needs.
      • Actively contributes to the planning and achievement of Pharmacy Department objectives and goals.
      • Actively contributes to the evaluation and continuous improvement of patient services, policies and procedures
      • Works in collaboration with the Old Town Clinic Pharmacist(s) and technicians to develop and meet departmental goals and objectives.

        Skills and Abilities
        • Methods and techniques of pharmacy operation
        • Knowledge of medical terminology, various insurance plans and formularies
        • Basic algebra and general chemistry knowledge
        • Modern office procedures and methods, including computer systems
        • Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting
        • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
        • Must be able to work within an integrated, multidisciplinary setting

          MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
          • Required: High school diploma or GED.
          • Must have current license with the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician or must be able to obtain one before starting the job.
          • Must have current CPR certification.
          • Must meet CCC privileging requirements as required by FTCA.
          • Must adhere to CCC policies and procedures.
          • Must be physically able to walk and climb stairs several times a day.
          • Must pass pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.
          • Ability to adhere to Central City Concern's drug-free workplace which encourages a safe, healthy and productive work environment and strictly complies with the Drug-Free Work Place Ace of 1988.An employee shall not, in the workplace, unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use a controlled substance or alcohol.
          • Must adhere to agency's non-discrimination policies.
          • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, cultural backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations and treat each individual with respect and dignity.
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            Central City Concern is a second chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding consideration of criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions.

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Associated topics: blood collection, hematopathology, lab, medical lab science, microbiology, molecular, sample collection, technician iii, technologist, testing

Keywords: Central City Concern, Vancouver , Pharmacy Technician, Professions , Vancouver, Washington

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