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Providence Pharmacy Technician in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Pharmacy Technician (Full-Time/Day Shift) to Providence Medical Institute in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Pharmacy Technician who will be responsible for the review and transmission of pharmacy medication scripts following the established PMI Medication Protocol Program. Submit prescription refills via an electronic task for immediate approval to the pharmacy for medications predefined in the guidelines and protocols established by the medical group. Make appointments for patients as required by the PMI Medication Protocol Program. Provide education, training and guidance to Prescription Refill Clerks and Clinical Practitioners. Provide excellent customer service to patients, pharmacy personnel and PMI clinical staff and providers.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Deliver upon the service expectations of both our patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected.

  • Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients.

  • Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline.

  • Use phone, fax, ecopy and email in a professional manner. Knowledge of procedures and protocols for review, submission and follow up of Pre-Authorizations and medication refill tasks.

  • Follow pre-defined clinical drug renewal protocols by drug classification.

  • Perform an electronic chart review to determine approval and/or denial of medication refills per protocols.

  • Schedule patient appointments based on medication protocol guidelines.

  • Ability to analyze metrics and statistical data to perform Quality Assurance for the Pharmacy Technician Protocol Program.

  • Act as a liaison with nursing and medical staff concerning prescriptions, errors and complaints.

  • Attend meetings as required and participates in committees.

  • Maintain required certification by participating in educational programs, current literature and professional organizations.

  • Participate in continuous quality improvement, identifying problems, suggesting alternatives, and evaluating solutions.

  • Ability to work overtime, nights and weekends, as needed.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of an approved pharmacy technician program.

  • Pharmacy Technician license required by the Board of Pharmacy

  • Must possess basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word, Excel and Power Point applications.

  • Ability to use e-mail, fax, phone and e-copy.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to work independently and as a member of a team with users, management, physicians and staff, strong planning and organizational skills, ability to trouble shoot, excellent customer service, ability to be a critical thinker and bring creativity, detail oriented, reliable and a self-starter.

  • Ability to type 35-45 wpm.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year Retail pharmacy experience.

About the location you will serve:

Providence Health & Services Southern California is further developing its physician integration strategy. Historically, the largest asset has been Providence Medical Institute, a medical foundation that provides administrative and other support services to affiliated medical groups. Providence Medical Institute is expected to grow significantly in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Pharmacy Technician

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 274155