Oregon Health & Science University

Pharmacy Technician 1

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Family Medicine at Richmond
Salary Range
$22.08 - 29.87 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Variable Monday-Friday and Fair Share Saturdays
7:30am-8:00pm(Weekdays) 9:00am-1:00pm (Saturday)
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support services to licensed pharmacists at the Family Medicine at Richmond Pharmacy, who are responsible for the safe and proper distribution of medications to a diverse patient population. The pharmacy technician will also assist in inventory management, third party plan processing and providing excellent customer service.

Function/Duties of Position


Prepares Outpatient Prescriptions

  • Enters prescription and billing information into pharmacy computer system Retrieves refills and receives refill authorizations for prescriptions
  • Prepares prescriptions for final review by pharmacist
  • Processes refill requests via EHR

Assists pharmacist in technical support activities

  • Answering telephone
  • Typing medication profile maintenance
  • Paperwork and recordkeeping as assigned
  • Actively engages in inventory control
    • Checks stock for outdates
    • Orders supplies for pharmacy and clinic from appropriate sources
  • Interacts with other health care team members
  • Participates in and advances patient-centered pharmacy programs to include the appointment-based program and adherence packaging

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma.
  • State of Oregon Pharmacy Technician License required, including completion of training competencies.
  • Must possess computer keyboarding skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications.
  • Knowledge base of insurance reimbursement.
  • Knowledge of managed care environment.
  • Successfully completes initial and continued competencies as required for maintenance of standard of practice, legal regulatory compliance and OHSU policies.
  • 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.

Additional Details

This position comes with fabulous benefits! Highlights include:

  • Vacation - up to 208 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 64 hours per year for full-time employees
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • OHSU is a non-profit organization, so we qualify for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts

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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