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:

This position requires intermittently sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time and performing tasks with repetitive motions; and occasionally standing or walking with objects weighing up to 25 pounds; and lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to or over 50 pounds. Also involves some job-related travel (less than 10% of time); exposure to risk of injury from moving, lifting, or positioning patients, equipment, or materials; and exposure to temperature extremes, hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, cuts/punctures, and blood-borne or airborne pathogens.


Primary shifts during hours of 7:00am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Staff work a rotating schedule during operating hours with base hours of 37.5 hours per week which is a full-time benefitted position. Based on business needs and growth of the department, hours and days of the week required are subject to change. Shifts worked could require holidays and weekend rotations as needed with expansion of services.

Job Summary:

This position 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. You will work closely with nurses, physicians, and UK Specialty Pharmacy staff to improve access to medications for a variety of sub specialty 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. Primary focus is to follow URAC standards not limited to but 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. Person is responsible for following appropriate shipping requirements, providing quality measures testing of cold chain packaging, monitoring complaints regarding shipping errors, turnaround times, and tracking of products after leaving facility, if available. The Specialty inventory tech is responsible for placing orders daily for all products via multiple systems (Cardinal Order Express, SAP, or phone). They are responsible for maintaining proper storage requirements of medications, accountability, and security of inventory per URAC standards. They are also responsible for returning product as necessary to vendors as well as monitoring and reporting any discrepancies. Also they will assist the Manager, Pharmacy Supply Chain with the pharmaceutical recall process. The Specialty inventory tech is responsible for maintaining a good relationship with vendors and drug representatives and also responsible for maintaining backorders with multiple vendors and systems.

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: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 5/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time