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Job Description

 

We have an opportunity to join the Alliance as a Pharmacy Technician in the Pharmacy Department. There is one position that can be filled in one of our office locations: Scotts Valley, Merced or Salinas offices.

 

WHAT YOU'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR

Reporting to the Pharmacy Services Supervisor, you will:

  • Assist the Pharmacy Department with internal and external issue resolution and communications requiring specialized pharmacy technical ability and expertise related to medication coordination 
  • Review and process prior authorization requests for physician-administered drugs, which includes intake, triage, and associated correspondence, using established criteria
  • Ensure accuracy and perform timely review of member and provider correspondence
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of pharmacy programs, such as medication reconciliation

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL

To read the full position description, and list of requirements click here.

  • Knowledge of:
    • Medi-Cal, Medicare and/or commercial health insurance programs
    • General pharmacy prior authorization process
    • Standard medical abbreviations and medical terminology
    • Drug generic and trade name equivalents
    • Computerized drug programs and standard format of National Drug Codes (NDC)
  • Ability to:
    • Read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical information
    • Read chart notes 
    • Problem solve and provide guidance regarding formulary alternatives 
    • Identify issues of concern, gather and evaluate information, and document recommendations
    • Handle conversations and sensitive issues with confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy 
  • Education and Experience:
    • Current, valid license in good standing as a Pharmacy Technician issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy
    • High school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician (an Associate’s degree may substitute for one year of the required experience); or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifying

OTHER DETAILS

  • While this position is connected to one of our Alliance offices, we are in hybrid telecommute work environment right now and we anticipate that the interview process will take place remotely.
  • Our Alliance office locations have officially re-opened as of May 2, 2022 and while some employees may work in full-time telecommute schedules, attendance at quarterly company-wide events or department meetings will be expected.
  • Based on the nature of work, this position may require onsite presence, which is dependent on business need. Details about this can be reviewed during the interview process.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: At this time, this position requires vaccination or regular testing upon office entry. Fully vaccinated and boosted is defined as receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer & Moderna vaccines) OR receipt of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson); AND receipt of the booster (if eligible); AND a 2-week period having passed since the administration of the last vaccine dose. If you state that you are vaccinated, proof of vaccination must be submitted at time of hire.

 

Company Overview

  • Website ccah-alliance.org
  • Headquarters MERCED, CA
  • Size 200 - 500
  • Founded 1996
  • Type
  • CEO MARY CAMPER
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About central california alliance for health
  • The Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) is an award-winning regional Medi-Cal managed care plan that provides health insurance for children, adults, seniors and people with disabilities in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. We currently serve more than 350,000 members. Founded in 1996, the Alliance was established to improve access to health care for lower income residents. We have pursued this mission by linking members to primary care physicians and clinics who assist in managing their care. Our vision is: Healthy People. Healthy Communities. That vision remains at t ... he forefront of the work we do every day. Come join our team! More

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