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Pharmacy Technician II - Specialty

Location: 418 South Gay Street, Suite 203 Knoxville, TN 37902

Be Part of an Extraordinary Team

A proud member of the Elevance Health family of companies, Paragon Healthcare brings over 20 years in providing life-saving and life-giving infusible and injectable drug therapies through our specialty pharmacies, our infusion centers, and the home setting.

Build the Possibilities. Make an Extraordinary Impact.

The Pharmacy Technician II – Specialty is responsible for assisting pharmacists in the performance of moderately complex technical and clerical duties involved in the daily operations of the pharmacy, as allowed by law and/or regulation. 

How you will make an impact:

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for assisting pharmacists in the performance of moderately complex technical and clerical duties involved in the daily operations of the Pharmacy, as allowed by law and/or regulation. 
  • Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Assists the pharmacist with dispensing orders adhering to the appropriate guidelines and policies.
  • Check for expired / unusable products and disposes of them properly.
  • Answers and initiates communications related to providing pharmaceutical care.
  • Prepares delivery tickets.
  • Assists the patient delivery representative in orders, receiving, maintaining, and tracking all infusion-related equipment.
  • Fulfills the duties of the patient delivery representative when required.
  • Mixing technician for compounding all sterile IV products such as: Antibiotics, TPN, inotropes, pain bags, hydration, push meds.
  • Mix pharmaceutical preparations according to written prescriptions.
  • Utilize low, medium, and high-risk compounding techniques.
  • Completes daily cleaning, monthly cleaning, in-process cleaning, equipment calibration.
  • Checks and maintains inventory levels, places inventory orders, logs in new inventories.
  • Check for expired/unusable products and disposes of them properly.
  • Documents all activities appropriately.
  • Assists the patient delivery representative in orders, receiving, maintaining, and tracking all infusion related equipment.
  • Completes negative counts, daptomycin add-backs, and wholesaler orders promptly.
  • Completes drug expiration review monthly.
  • Assists with any inventory-related questions from team members daily and during quarterly inventory.
  • Dispenses to patients and completes assessments.
  • Dispenses for active patients by established cut-off times.
  • Responsible for overnight deliveries when scheduled.
  • Able to troubleshoot pump issues without assistance from team members or supervisors.
  • Follows up on hospitalization and pending pump pick-up report.
  • Follows correct process to minimize mis-fills, unscheduled deliveries, waste of product, and HIPAA violations.
  • Documents QARs/indicators appropriately in the portal without prompts.
  • Maximizes the efficiency and productivity of the pharmacy and delivery operations.
  • Strives to achieve cost effectiveness in all areas (including purchasing, inventory control, staffing delivery services).
  • Available to work "on call" as needed.
  • Maximizes the efficiency and productivity of the pharmacy and delivery operations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician course with certificate.
  • Continuing education necessary to maintain current licensure in all states licensed.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as pharmacy technician with training/experience in alternate site/home health pharmacy practice and the preparation of sterile products.
  • Maintain a current pharmacy technician certificate where required by law and/or regulation.
  • Multi-state certification is required if this individual is providing services in multiple states.
  • For Paragon and Carelon Health business unit, satisfactory completion of a Tuberculosis test is a requirement for this position.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences: 

  • ACPE IV certification preferred, but not required.

 

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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