You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Outpatient Pharmacy Technician.
Your attention to detail is tangible: you take pride in performing accurate work. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You’re generous with your thoughts, your partnerships, and especially your dedication.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed hospital is the only full-service acute care facility in Butte, and we’re the largest hospital serving a seven-county area. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As an Outpatient Pharmacy Tech you need to know how to:
Assist with all phases of pharmacy services. Work with patients, providers, and insurance companies to obtain prior authorizations. Answer phones and notes from physicians in a timely manner. Accurately read, interpret and enter prescriptions in a timely manner. Route questionable prescriptions to the pharmacist for completion. Make outbound calls / fax the physicians for prescription clarification, substitutions and formulary changes as needed.
Prepare medication orders and deliver prescriptions according to established policies, procedures, and protocols. Accurately type, bill and prepare prescriptions to extent allowed by state and federal rules and regulations. Perform basic calculations to determine doses and correct day supplies to be billed to third party insurance companies. Perform necessary calculations to accurately prepare a compounded prescription.
Evaluate and process approval of prior authorization pharmacy requests from prescribers received by telephone and/or fax using client clinical criteria. Communicate pharmacist’s guidance on appropriateness of medication to physicians, physician’s office staff, and medical management staff. Research, resolve and document prior authorization outcomes in pharmacy system. Communicate selected prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage and formulary alternatives to physicians, physician’s office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists. Escalate requests to Pharmacist when request requires extensive clinical review or denial. Research, resolve and document physician or client inquiries and grievances and provides verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider and/or management.
Handle cash, credit, and check transactions accurately. Reconcile cash drawers and prepare deposits.
File prescriptions hardcopies, reports, and other pharmacy records. Provide information to associates regarding available pharmacy benefits and services. Complete inventory duties as scheduled, including outdates and overstock returns to wholesaler. Place orders for pharmacy inventory and supplies. Maintain cleanliness of pharmacy work areas and work to ensure a clutter-free work environment.
Participate in quality and patient safety initiatives. Identify potential areas for improvement including processes that could be streamlined or revised to improve patient satisfaction. Identify potential safety hazards that may create problems for patients and/or staff, and take appropriate actions. Participate in departmental meetings, contributing ideas or feedback.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
High School Diploma or equivalent, required
Technician training, preferred
Current Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT), preferred
At least two (2) years of work experience as a pharmacy technician, preferred
Previous retail pharmacy experience, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an Outpatient Pharmacy Tech on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.