Damien Center
  • Clinical Services - Medical Clinic
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Pharmacy Technician

 Damien Pharmacy Team

 

Damien Center empowers communities and persons affected by HIV/AIDS in the state of Indiana by being a leading resource, provider, and advocate for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, and related services. Damien Center, Damien Cares and Damien Pharmacy provide client-centered social services focused on care coordination, clinical and pharmacy services, mental health, housing, and nutrition to the Indianapolis community.

Position Summary:

Come and join the team for the new Damien Pharmacy program at the Damien Center! We offer a great schedule with minimal nights and weekends. We also offer 12+ paid holidays in addition to your paid time off. The pharmacy is staffed adequately so there is a great working environment and no drive-thru! We are located within the clinic at the Damien Center and work closely with the providers.

 

The Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacists in storing, preparing, dispensing, reconciling, and charging of all medications. Assists the pharmacists in maintaining an adequate and accurate drug inventory as well quality control procedures. Pharmacy Technicians shall work under the direct supervision of a licensed registered pharmacist and will only perform activities that comply with the State Board of Pharmacy practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills.

 

  • Accurately prepares medication orders for dispensing by the pharmacist by retrieving, counting, pouring, labeling, and mixing medications
  • Verifies the information on the prescription is complete and accurate
  • Enters patient and medication order information into the pharmacy system
  • Coordinates billing, processes and submits insurance claims
  • Understands the basics of the 340B program and how it fits into the pharmacy workflow
  • Knowledge and understanding of standards for any accreditations which the pharmacy holds
  • Assists patients and prescribers with the Prior Authorization processes
  • Provides quality customer service to patients and other healthcare providers
  • Processes new and refill prescriptions
  • Performs all tasks in a safe manner that is consistent with organizational policies as well as state and federal laws
  • Always ensures pharmacy security
  • Receives refill requests and verifies that information is complete and accurate
  • Assists the pharmacist with drug inventory
  • Maintains proper storage and security conditions for drugs
  • Answers telephones and responds to questions or requests
  • Greets customers when they approach the pharmacy area
  • Processes shipments for patient's medications including packaging, verification of addresses and shipping delays
  • Assists patients in enrolling in patient assistance programs through the state, foundations, or drug manufacturers
  • Assists the pharmacist with monitoring and increasing patient compliance
  • Accepts and processes payments from customers
  • Files prescriptions that have been filled
  • Cleans, and maintains equipment and work areas according to pharmacy protocols
  • Establishes and maintains patient profiles, including allergies and lists of medications taken by individual patients
  • Receives and stores incoming inventory and supplies, verifies quantities against invoices, and informs pharmacists of stock needs and shortages
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

 

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required 
  • Licensed Pharmacy Technician in Indiana with license in good standing
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCB or NHA) required within 1 year or employment
  • Must have at least 1 years of current pharmacy technician experience
  • Bilingual speaking (English and Spanish) preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience working with diverse populations, including individuals with HIV/AIDS preferred
  • Effective communication skills including written and verbal
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality
  • The ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple priorities and projects required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-motivated and able to work well without direct supervision

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in their area of responsibility.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
  • The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
    • Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

 

 

  • FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Hourly, Full-Time,               
  • Benefits: Complete Benefits Package Available 
  • Leader: Pharmacy Manager

 

 

Damien Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Please apply at www.damien.org/job-opportunities

 

This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment.  Damien Center employees are employed on an at-will basis. Nothing in this position description restricts Damien Center's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.   

 

 

 

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