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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Certified Pharmacy Technician

Purpose of the Job: Prepare medications under the direction of a pharmacist. Count, measure, mix, label, and record quantities, amounts, and dosages of medications according to prescription orders

Tasks

1. Organize in shelves the inventory stock delivered on a daily basis.

2. Review wholesaler invoices to verify that all invoiced items are actually received.

3. Upload inventory cost information in the pharmacy management database.

4. As assigned by the supervisor, enter the financial information necessary to ensure proper billing/ cost tracking of each prescription filled.

5. As assigned by the supervisor, enter the data necessary to fill prescriptions in the pharmacy management database.

6. Code or charge each prescription filled to the correct payer.

7. Accept telephone requests for prescriptions refills and get them ready for processing. Handle other telephone calls/messages for the pharmacy.

8. Help the pharmacists and/or dispensing physicians with prescription-filling tasks, e.g., counting tablets and capsules, labeling bottles, etc.

9. Hand the patient (or his or her representative) filled prescriptions.

10. Inquire about the patient’s (or his or her representative) need or desire for additional education/counseling.

11. Obtain the signature of the patient (or his or her representative) who is receiving the filled prescriptions.

12. Process prescription payment slips to ensure that patient co-payments are accurately and effectively collected. (This requires close collaboration with front desk and financial management personnel.)

13. As assigned by the supervisor, order inventory and other supplies from the pharmacy wholesaler.

14. As assigned by the supervisor, report to the Chief Financial Officer the number of prescriptions filled and the total wholesaler order amount on a daily basis.

15. As assigned by the supervisor, print computer reports.

16. As assigned by the supervisor, provide treatment adherence services, e.g., pre-filling weekly medication boxes, observing patients on “directly observed therapy”, etc.

17. Periodically check the inventory stock for outdated items.

18. Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement activities.

19. The supervisor may assign other tasks from time to time.

Qualities

This job requires:

1. Integrity, i.e., being honest and ethical

2. Dependability, i.e., being reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations

3. Organization, i.e., approaching tasks in a logical and sequential manner, minimizing confusion, and avoiding inconsistencies

4. Self-Control, i.e., maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior—even in difficult situations

5. Stress Tolerance, i.e., accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

6. Attention to Detail, i.e., being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks

7. Adaptability/Flexibility, i.e., being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace

8. Cooperation, i.e., being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude

Education: Graduation from high school

Training: As required by the NC Board of Pharmacy to be listed as a Certified Pharmacy Technician

Work Experience: None

Licenses: None

Fair Labor Standards Act Classification: Non-exempt

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Classification: Not at risk

Internal Credentialing: No

Internal Privileging: No

Supervisor: Director of Pharmacy

Summary
The clinical pharmacist is a licensed professional with knowledge and proficiency in pharmacy practice including pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. The pharmacist is responsible for interpreting and evaluating appropriateness of pharmacological therapy to ensure that patients receive optimal drug therapy. The pharmacist will practice at two to three Appalachian Mountain Clinics: Leicester Community Health Center and the Dale Fell Community Health Center in Asheville. Services could be provided at our Sylva location in the future as the need grows.
Responsibilities
The pharmacist is responsible for providing a full range of pharmaceutical service functions including, but not limited to:
Clinical:
 Select appropriate drug therapy based upon the pharmaceutical principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
 Complete patient-specific monitoring for efficacy, adverse effects, and clinical outcomes
 Communicate relevant findings and/or recommendations to other health care providers verbally and in writing
 Provide medication and device counseling to patients and caregivers
 Complete medical history and medication reconciliations
 Establish a patient panel for continual follow up under a CPA
Education:
 Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information
 Educate health care professionals, students, patients, and the public regarding rational drug therapy
 Maintain basic knowledge of pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics in the area of practice

 Establish an understanding of the 340B program and help to grow pharmacy
utilization
 Contribute to quality improvement efforts and develop new initiatives,
policies, and procedures
 Complete Chronic Care Management consults

Administrative:
 Establish and implement programs that help ensure cost-effective drug
therapy and successful patient outcomes
 Manage continuous glucose monitor initiative
 Implement policies, practices, and procedures for clinical pharmacy services,
ensuring compliance with regulatory standards
 Collaborate with Director of Pharmacy to ensure optimal allocation of 340b
resources
Requirements:
 Education: Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School/College of
Pharmacy
 Experience: post-graduate year one residency or equivalent experience in
ambulatory care or rural health
 Licensure: current in-good-standing or eligibility for NC pharmacist license
and clinical pharmacist practitioner license
 Other: NC driver’s license for between clinic driving as necessary

Position: Pharmacy Technician I (Bilingual Preferred) – Wilson Community Health Center
Location: Wilson, NC
Job Id: 494
# of Openings: 1
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN I (BILINGUAL PREFERRED) – WILSON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Wilson Community Health Center’s pharmacy is hiring for a Pharmacy Technician.

The Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for assisting the Pharmacist in various pharmacy services including patient eligibility as well as medication access, filling, and dispensing processes in accordance with applicable rules and laws set by governing bodies including the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED
Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred
Previous pharmacy work experience or Community Health Center experience preferred
National Pharmacy Technician certification required through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, a plus
NC Driver License
Basic computer skills
Self-directed with good organization skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Team player
Ability to work independently

Physical Requirements:

Majority of the time spent standing, walking, reaching, minimal lifting, and frequent computer work.
Must be able to travel freely in the local area.

POSITION TITLE: 340B Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

DEPARTMENT: Pharmacy

POSITION STATUS: Exempt

SALARY RANGE:

POSITION SUMMARY: The 340B Program Coordinator is responsible for the day to day management and coordination of the pharmacy 340B program. This position ensures program compliance and supports the specialty functions of the BCRHA Pharmacies and contract pharmacies. The 340B Program Coordinator will model behaviors consistent with the published values and the Code of Conduct of BCRHA.

POPULATION SERVED: Bertie County Rural Health Association will provide open access, community-oriented primary care of the highest quality to all residents of Bertie and surrounding counties, regardless of their ability to pay.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate or Bachelor’s degree or Certified Pharmacy Technician is desired
• Must possess 340B Apexus certified expert designation or obtain within six months of hire
• Experience with analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends or expectations to drive improvement of results and find solutions
• Must understand pharmacy purchasing and procurement of drugs and 340B regulatory requirements
• Works effectively with others and is able to organize workload, as well as assume responsibility and maintain confidentiality
• Must be able to work independently, exercise appropriate decision making skills, and function effectively on a team.
• Must be able to speak and communicate clearly and effectively

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Develops, executes and documents self-audits of the 340B process within the in-house pharmacies and contract pharmacies; coordinates and ensures remediation of findings
• Provides oversight for all audits performed by independent external auditors
• Maintains a current state of audit readiness
• Ensures the HRSA 340B database and recertification are completed and accurate
• Acts as Office of Pharmacy Affairs point of contact for 340B compliance
• Develops training and competency materials for all staff assisting /working with the 340B program
• Assists in the development, implementation or promotion of program resources/tools to support staff
• Collaborates with pharmacy staff and other departments such as Finance, Billing, Compliance, Clinical and IT to ensure effectiveness of the program
• Assess opportunities for cost savings and business improvements in 340B contract pharmacy utilization
• Tracks and reports program savings on a monthly basis or as needed
• Constructs appropriate financial metrics to assess areas of improvement
• Evaluates all current and future contract pharmacy opportunities, including contract language, fee structure and data setup
• Analyzes utilization of the program to identify ways to compliantly use the 340B program to its fullest extent to meet the needs of underserved patients
• Manages purchasing, receiving and inventory control processes
• Monitors purchasing records for each 340B participant; documents utilization, savings, problem areas and exceptions or discrepancies
• Ensures proper procurement of medications and utilization of medications, supplies and other 340B associated assets
• Manages and coordinates contracts for the third party administrator and contracted pharmacies
• Develops knowledge and maintains awareness of current regulations, trends and issues pertaining to the 340B program
• Develops and implements policies and procedures according to organizational, regional, national, state and federal requirements and guidelines.
• Develops action plans to close identified gaps in collaboration with leadership
• Participate in quality improvement and clinical care programs
• Participate as an active member of the BCRHA team
• Maintain compliance with workflows, policies and procedures as well as other activities to support PCMH model of care and accreditation

Other job duties may be required that are not listed above.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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