Oregon Health & Science University

Pharmacy Technician 2 (Prior Authorization Technician)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Outpatient Pharmacy
Salary Range
$22.54 - $30.49 per hour
between 8:00am-6:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The purpose of this position is to provide support to outpatient pharmacy services and the pharmacy program, including but not limited to patient outreach, assistance with prior authorizations, and medication assistance. The individual is required to have extensive knowledge of third party processing, EpicCare and Epic Willow Ambulatory.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of high school degree
  • State of Oregon Pharmacy Technician License
  • Certification from the national Pharmacy Technician Certification Board or National Healthcareer Association. Certification must be maintained
  • 1 year of Pharmacy work experience, or equivalent additional education
  • Computer keyboard
  • Ability to read and understand medical-related terms
  • Ability to perform basic pharmaceutical mathematics calculations
  • Skill at manipulating small objects, e.g., needles, syringes, ampules
  • Ability to use mechanical system for transfer of fluids
  • Knowledge of and skill at application of aseptic technique
  • Ability to establish priorities in workflow
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work under supervision of diverse Pharmacists
  • Ability to handle competing demands on their time from clinic staff and/or patients and will need to effectively multi-task
  • Must be able to perform well within a team environment and work in a collaborative and cooperative manner
  • Must be able to deliver a consistently high level of customer service
  • Ability to stand/walk for 6-8 continuous hours per day
  • Ability to function for long periods of time using a computer terminal
  • Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct supervision
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal pharmacy technician training program
  • Inpatient and outpatient hospital pharmacy experience
  • Medical and scientific nomenclature

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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