Pharmacy Senior Technician/UKHC

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Job Title:

Pharmacy Senior Technician/UKHC

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Working Title:

Pharmacy Senior Technician/UKHC - Specialty Operations

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience:

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Kentucky Board of Pharmacy Registration PTCB Registration

Physical Requirements:

May include standing for greater than 5 hours at a time and possibly walking several miles per day. May require the ability to reach items above shoulder level and be able to lift up to 25 pounds.


Primary shifts vary, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Pharmacy staff work a rotating schedule during operating hours (37.5 hours per week). This is a full-time staff position with benefits. Based on business needs and growth of the department, shift hours and days of the week are subject to change. May require holidays and weekend rotations as needed with expansion of services.

Job Summary:

The Pharmacy Senior Technician/UKHC – Specialty Operations will provide a variety of specialty pharmacy services including obtaining prior authorizations, enrolling patients in financial support programs, and coordinating first time dispenses and refills for specialty medications prescribed within UK HealthCare. This role will work closely with nurses, physicians, and UK Specialty Pharmacy staff to improve access to medications for a variety of subspecialty disease states.

Effective 4/1/09, the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy requires all pharmacy technicians to be registered with the state and pay a $25 fee within 30 days of hire. This registration must be renewed annually.

The primary focus of this position is to follow URAC standards including PHARMCore, Patient Management, and Operations; follow scope of standards and polices of Specialty Pharmacy Services in relation to at minimum dispensing, procurement, mail order shipping, cold chain distribution, storage, and supply management; following appropriate shipping requirements; providing quality measures testing of cold chain packaging; monitoring complaints regarding shipping errors and turnaround times; and tracking of products after leaving facility, if available.

Tech is also responsible for placing orders daily for all products via multiple systems (Cardinal Order Express, SAP, or phone); maintaining proper storage requirements of medications; accountability and security of inventory per URAC standards; returning product to vendors as needed, as well as monitor and report any discrepancies; maintaining vendor and pharmaceutical representative relations; and tracking back orders with multiple vendors and systems. Will also assist Pharmacy Supply Chain Manager with the pharmaceutical recall process.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

This position requires dependability, and the ability to prioritize. The successful candidate must be reliable and demonstrate excellent attention to detail.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Two years of previous work experience (in a related field). Prefer previous pharmacy tech experience or work/classes in medical field. Hired candidate must maintain state licensure in good standing. Must have 2 years of full-time (or pro-rated) pharmacy technician experience and must be a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 12/1/2020
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