Pharmacy Technician - Cancer Center Retail Pharmacy - Greenville, NC

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Cancer Care

Because we believe in life without cancer. Vidant Health has a bold vision. We will work to prevent the incidence of cancer whenever possible, diagnose the disease in its earliest stages and deliver world-class outpatient and inpatient care close to home for cancer patients in our region.

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Position Summary

  • Performs all essential tasks and responsibilities related to preparing, dispensing, and distributing medications under the supervision of a pharmacist.
  • Actions reflect and demonstrate a commitment to patient-centered care in which the patient needs and desires are actively solicited.
  • Ensures that policies, procedures, and regulations are followed to support a culture of accountability, consistency, continuous quality improvement, and safety. 
  • Actively learns new skills to enhance the provision of pharmacy services.

Responsibilities

  • Receive written prescriptions or refill requests and verify that the information is complete and accurate.
  • Handle telephone calls that do not require the personal attention of a pharmacist, including those to patients, physicians and third party payers.
  • Ensure patient insurance and required documentation for billing is verified prior to claim submission; proactively manage reimbursement concerns.
  • Conduct prospective medication prior authorization services to expedite workflow and enhance the patient experience; helps to support the appeal process to overturn insurance denials and/or benefit exclusions when needed.
  • Accountable for participation in the drug utilization review (DUR) process along with the pharmacist to minimize delays in prescription fulfillment and optimize patient safety.
  • Facilitate effective working relationships and is responsible for proactive communication to patients and providers regarding prescription status.
  • Coordinate prescription triage to outside pharmacy when necessary.
  • Perform the duties of a pharmacy technician as required and other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure all actions contribute to the team effort of providing high quality patient care.
  • Actively seeks out opportunities to improve performance of the department.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School or equivalent is required.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB) required; specialty pharmacy experience highly preferred; proficient with Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Professional requirements maintained including registration annually with the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and renewal of PTCB certification is required.
  • 1 year to 3 years experience in retail or specialty pharmacy is required.

Preferred Requirements

  • Advanced skills and experience are preferred, including exposure to third party billing and reimbursement.
  • Capable of accepting responsibility, learning advanced computer applications, receiving direction, working independently and having the capacity to complete assigned tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • High level attention to detail and processes.

Other Information

  • Hours will be 8:00-6:30 / M-F. 
  • No call, no weekends, or holidays. 

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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