Bertie County Rural Health Association
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
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 Periodically check the inventory stock for outdated items.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.
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
Fair Labor Standards Act Classification: Non-exempt
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Classification: Not at risk
Internal Credentialing: No
Internal Privileging: No
Supervisor: Director of Pharmacy