General Summary of PositionAssists pharmacist(s) in all areas of pharmacy operations, including prescription preparation, sales transactions, customer service, and purchasing and inventory maintenance.
MedStar Pharmacy is committed to providing world-class, compassionate care to every patient, every time, at every touch point. All associates are accountable for their role in meeting patient experience standards.
Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesContributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Organizes prescription orders on the counter in order of priority; retrieves labels from the printer; arranges paperwork, labels, monographs, and bags; uses appropriate stamps and notes; and, retrieves stock from the shelf.Performs phone and face-to-face customer service functions such as: taking in refill requests, new prescriptions, calls doctors for refill authorizations and pre-authorizations. Troubleshoots patients' questions and concerns.Prepares prescriptions for dispensing: counts and verifies medication, labels vials appropriately, and, prioritizes waiters.Processes cash, check, credit card, and payroll deduction transactions; secures appropriate signatures; ensures compliance with HIPAA requirements; prepares delivery tickets; reconciles delivery transactions; performs end of day register procedures; runs daily cash report and completes deposits as assigned.Processes refills, and performs data entry of new prescriptions including demographics, insurance plans, and prescription information under the supervision of a pharmacist and according to policy; brings to the attention of a pharmacist any claims requiring overrides or interventions; troubleshoots insurance claim rejects; and, follows up on problem prescriptions.Receives, checks, and puts away the daily order; returns medication to the shelf after filling; follows established inventory management procedures; participates in physical inventory process at intervals determined by management.Greets customers immediately either in person or within three rings via telephone; performs intake of refill requests and new prescriptions, gathers patient demographics and insurance information; clearly marks and prioritizes waiting customers. Monitors the waiting room, by making sure they know who is waiting and whom they are waiting for.Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
Minimum QualificationsEducationHigh School Diploma or GED required or equivalent. required
ExperienceLess than 1 year 6 months pharmacy technician experience in a retail setting or equivalent training. required
Licenses and Certifications Must have successfully completed the pharmacy technician certification through the nationally accredited certification examination of PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) within 180 Days required or the ExCPT (Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians) within 180 Days required and Pharmacy technician licensure or registration as required by the state where the pharmacy is located. required
Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesBasic computer skills.Basic math skills.Verbal and written communication skills.Excellent customer service skills and problem-solving skills.
Why MedStar Health At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:
Strong emphasis on teamworkour associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversitywe are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.Comprehensive total rewards packageincluding competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.More career opportunities closer to homeas the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.
About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It’s how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.