Oregon Health & Science University

Pharmacy Technician 1 - Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Family Medicine at Richmond
Salary Range
$23.19 - $31.37 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 such as 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

Environment, Physical Demands & Equipment Usage

The Pharmacy Technician will experience competing demands on their time from clinic staff and/or patients and will need to effectively multi-task. This pharmacy serves a largely indigent patient population so a non-judgemental and compassionate demeanor is preferable.

Must be able to deliver a consistently high level of customer service.


Working Hours:  Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 7:30 pm, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, all technicians participate in fair share Saturday rotation.


Ability to stand/walk for 8-9 continuous hours per day. Additionally, this candidate will need to function for long periods of time using a computer terminal.

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.


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