Pharmacy Senior Tech/Prior Auth/UKHC

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Job Title:

Pharmacy Senior Tech/Prior Auth/UKHC

Requisition Number:


Working Title:

Pharmacy Senior Technician/Prior Auth/UKHC - MAIC

Department Name:

H3330:Pharmacy Services

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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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 five hours at a time and possibly walking several miles per day; the ability to reach items above shoulder-level and lift up to 25 pounds.


Primarily 8:00 am-4:30 pm; hours/shift are subject to change based on departmental needs.

Job Summary:

The Department of Pharmacy Services is currently seeking a Pharmacy Senior Tech/Prior Auth specialist to provide standardization, quality, expertise and customer service focus for the Markey Access and Innovation Center (MAIC). The Pharmacy Senior Tech/Prior Auth will report to the MAIC Pharmacy Coordinator and will have frequent contact with customers/patients, faculty, physicians, and University personnel. This position will work with third party payers and providers to ensure payment of oncology medications prior to administration of those medications. Duties for this position include confirming all necessary information needed to properly perform and identify billing information needed to maintain compliance with institutional, state and federal practices.

This position will work with third party payers and providers while obtaining and sharing current guidelines. Basic coding knowledge and proficiency in medical terminology is recommended, and excellent customer service skills are required. Primary responsibilities will include obtaining pre-certification and pre-authorization of oncology medication requests by medical providers as well as working with medical providers to find suitable alternatives to medications that do not meet pre-certification or pre-authorization requirements. This position will require the ability to sit for long periods of time and work in a fast-paced environment. The qualified individual must enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and be able to communicate with a diverse patient/customer population.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered)

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:

Associate or bachelor’s degree and hospital and/or retail pharmacy technician experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply:


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: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time