Pharmacy Technician Outpatient

SCL Health
Denver, CO
Post Date:
December 03, 2021
Job Status:






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.




Youre generous with your thoughts, your partnerships and especially your dedication.




Youre 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.








Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence  Magnet designation  by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.




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, weve 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 well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




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 / faxing 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 3rd 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 facsimile 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.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High School diploma or equivalent, required
  • Technician training, preferred
  • Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT), preferred
  • At least two (2) years of experience working as a Pharmacy Technician, preferred
  • Previous retail pharmacy experience, preferred
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish, highly preferred



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being an Outpatient Pharmacy Tech on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




Located in Denver, CO.




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