Pharmacy Technician

Buffalo, NY

Vital Pharmacy is seeking a bilingual (English and Spanish) Pharmacy Technician for a day shift position. We are looking for focused, dedicated, hard-working individuals that would like to join a new growing Buffalo business. Please send your resume. Experience is preferred but not necessary. 

Reports To: Supervising Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist 

Duties and Responsibilities:  Specific duties will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Retrieving, pouring, counting, labeling, and reconstituting prescription medications 
  • Accessing, inputting, and retrieving information through the Pharmacy’s computer network to maintain accurate records 
  • Processing and preparing third-party insurance claims 
  • Communicating with physicians, patients, and third-parties, such as insurers 
  • Maintaining accurate patient/ client profiles 
  • Maintaining Pharmacy inventory 
  • Complying with established procedures, rules, and regulations 
  • Providing completed orders to customers 
  • Answering phones and directing customer calls to the appropriate personnel 
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment, work areas, and shelves 
  • Greeting and assisting customers 
  • Recordkeeping related to inventories, receipts, purchases, and deliveries 
  • Collecting co-payments 
  • Packaging and labeling products under the supervision of the PIC 
  • Restocking shelves 
  • Unpacking and organizing incoming merchandise, including sorting items that require special handling 
  • Checking for outdated medications and notifying the PIC of low inventories  
  • Understanding confidentiality with respect to patient/ client care; complying with all federal and state laws applicable to the confidentiality of protected health information (PHI) and electronic protected health information (EPHI); and following HIPAA guidelines regarding readily identifiable protected health information 

Skills and Specifications: 

  • Ability to read and transcribe pharmaceutical information 
  • Ability to act as a team player 
  • Organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to multitask 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Computer skills as necessary to operate Pharmacy management software and other necessary programs 
  • Punctuality 
  • Telephone skills