Pharmacy Technician II, Medication Access Coordinator, Full Time

University Of Utah Medical Group Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

The Pharmacy Technician in this position provides the technical functions associated with the delivery of clinical pharmacy services by maintaining proper stock levels in all pharmacy locations, compounding or otherwise preparing, filling, pricing, and delivering pharmaceuticals or other related items. The incumbent may perform duties such as entering prescriptions, completing reports, operating and maintaining automated dispensing devices, inputting computer data, and providing all aspects of customer service that are required to provide Pharmacy Department services. This position completes the essential functions of the job under the direct supervision of a Pharmacist.

As a Pharmacy Technician II, this position provides advanced services such as IV therapy, preparation of chemotherapy, maintenance of automated dispensing machines, narcotic coordination, investigational drug therapy, billing/coding. Technician II incumbents are expected to plan, coordinate, and implement training programs for other staff. Technician IIs have a higher level of responsibility for departmental and organizational problem solving.

Responsibilities

Medication Access Coordinator Technicians (MAC Techs) are pharmacy technicians who serve in a hybrid clinical role. Each MAC Tech specializes with specific disease states and serves as a member of the related clinical teams. Their hybrid position requires them to understand and coordinate with workflow processes of financial, insurance, clinical and pharmacy departments. This, in turn, aids in bridging communication gaps that would otherwise lead to delayed care or sub-optimal patient outcomes. Our purpose is to improve the health and well-being of our patients and their families by utilizing appropriate resources to ensure access to vital medication and minimize financial toxicity.

Applicants should be prepared to demonstrate high acuity in the following areas.

  • Interpersonal communication

  • Exceptional customer service

  • Compassionate patient care

  • Teamwork

  • Complex problem solving and critical thinking

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-discipline and time management

  • Resilience under pressure

  • Assists the pharmacist in advanced tasks associated with patient care.

  • Effectively manage supplies of the department.

  • Problem solves operational issues within the department and organization related to the medication use process.

  • Assists in education and training of staff and other trainees.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.

  • Familiarity with medical terminology.

  • May determine options from a variety of pre-established departmental policies and procedures, but cannot act outside of these unless authorized to do so by a Pharmacist.

  • May vary work routines according to patient care priorities.

  • Major problems encountered by incumbents include first line screening for medication order errors, drug or allergy contraindications, and processing non-formulary drug requests.

  • Challenges encountered may include problem solving for operation and maintenance of all automated systems in the Pharmacy Department.

  • Performing the essential duties of this position may involve standing for extended periods of time and/or handling heavy or bulky supply containers.

  • Knowledge and ability to perform mathematical calculations for extemporaneous compounding and special dose preparation, rectifying drug distribution errors, reconciling billing and administration records, etc.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Pharmacy in Training License is only accepted if the candidate had six months of previously experience as a pharmacy technician and/or intern.

  • One year experience as a Pharmacy Technician.

Licenses Required

  • One of the following

  • Current Pharmacy Technician licensure in the State of Utah.

  • Current Pharmacy Technician Training license with the State of Utah

  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves light work that may exert up to 20 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects. This position involves standing for extended periods of time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

We are University of Utah Health. Employment.utah.edu

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

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