Pharmacy Technician I - Sterling, VA at Kaiser Permanente

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Type: Standard
Location: Sterling, Virginia

Job Description:
Greets members at front desk, enters information about prescriptions into computer system, receives payment from members, and prepares medications for approval by pharmacist.

Essential Functions:
  • Greets members at counter or over the telephone, verifies member's eligibility status, and receives prescriptions from members for pharmaceuticals.
  • Enters prescription information into computer system and prints labels for use by pharmacist.
  • Receives payment according to terms of members' plan.
  • Selects requested drugs from Baker cell dispenser or counts drugs from pharmacy shelf.
  • Attaches labels to container for review by pharmacist.
  • Reconstitutes medications by mixing with fluids.
  • Calls members to pick-up completed prescription.
  • Receives payment for over-the-counter medications and medical supplies selected by members.
  • Answers routine inquiries from members regarding health plan drug coverage, prices, and related issues.
  • Identifies situations when patient should speak with pharmacist regarding use of drugs and asks pharmacist to speak to member.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.

    The scheduled shifts are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM in the Mail Order Communications Room.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered as a pharmacy technician with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacy nomenclature and calculations.
  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in pharmacy preferred.

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