Pharmacy Technician Specialty

SCL Health
Denver, CO
Post Date:
June 20, 2022
Job Status:

To show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we will also offer a $3500 sign-on bonus for full time and a $1750 sign-on bonus for part time Certified Pharmacy Technicians with more than 1+ years of experience.  





You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Specialty 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 a Specialty Pharmacy Tech you need to know: 


This position requires availability of 16-hours per week. The shift times are flexible and are scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am and 6:00pm. 




And 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 according to established policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Assist pharmacist by gathering clinical information on patients. Assist the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in providing specialty pharmacy services to the patients of the assigned SCL Health clinic, including: finding funding assistance for patient copays, assisting patients with completing required registration forms for pharmaceutical programs, reimbursement applications, and other forms as needed for their pharmaceutical care, and representing the pharmacy to the providers and provider clinic staff when the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is unavailable.
  • Package and label medications accurately and appropriately to minimize waste. Verify and monitor controlled substance inventories as required by daily shift assignment.
  • Complete charges from previous days orders and assure that wastage is charged appropriately and eliminated.
  • Participate in quality and patient safety initiatives. Identify potential areas for improvement including processes that could be streamlined or revised to improve patient satisfaction. Identify potential safety hazards that may create problems for patients and/or staff, and take appropriate actions. Participate in departmental meetings, contributing ideas or feedback.
  • Complete documentation according to departmental standards. Maintain cleanliness of all pharmacy working areas, including Hazardous Waste Removal as necessary.
  • Manage Specialty Pharmacy Medication and Supply Inventory. Procure all formulary medications, medical and office supplies. Supervise quarterly pharmacy physical inventory. Reconcile and maintain all invoices. Return damaged, overstocked, or expired merchandise to manufacturers and wholesalers in a timely manner. Resolve shipping problems/errors and expedite backorders.
  • Evaluate and authorize approval of prior authorization pharmacy requests from prescribers received by telephone and/or facsimile using client clinical criteria. Determine appropriateness for medications. Communicate decision to physicians, physician's office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists. 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 provide verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider and/or management.



Your experience.




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



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current Pharmacy Technician certification (CPhT)
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working as a Certified Pharmacy Technician in a hospital or retail pharmacy setting






  • Completion of technician training program
  • At least one (1) year of specialty pharmacy experience



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Specialty 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.




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