Pharmacy Technician

In by Nikki Munro

Website Missoula County Partnership Health Center

SALARY: $20.86 Hourly    (Grade 7)


SCHEDULING/HOURS OF WORK: Regular Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week

Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!

Partnership Health Center (PHC), 2019 and 2022 winner of the Employer of Choice Award for Missoula, and 2022 winner of the Montana Employer of Choice Award, offers impeccable, integrated services to over 18,000 individuals and families. A 14-site, co-applicant Federally Qualified Health Center with Missoula County, PHC fulfills its mission through the provision of a full range of primary care services – medical, dental, behavioral health, and an on-site pharmacy with a dedication to attending to the social determinants of health. Please visit our website to see the amazing benefits you will receive by joining our team such as medical (no cost for employee), dental, and vision insurance, loan forgiveness, retirement plan contributions, and generous paid sick and vacation time.


Responsible for filling medication orders, maintaining stock, and billing all appropriate third responsible parties for payment.

Facilitates proper billing of prescriptions through insurance plans.  Maintains controls of the use of the 340B discount drugs used in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

Interprets prescription orders, enters data into the QS1 pharmacy system, prints labels and receipts, identifies insurance company to be billed, submits on-line essential data, fills and labels medication and sets up for pharmacist inspection.

Orders, receives and stocks drugs.  Implements and maintains controls to monitor and control medication inventory.  Controls separation of the four types of medication stock per regulations of a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQCHC).

Files new prescriptions and locates prescriptions for refills.  Maintains prescription records in accordance with the laws of Montana and the Federal Government. Takes telephone requests for refills to be refilled or sent off for authorization by the provider.

Prepares daily logs and monthly reports for the pharmacy program and insurance billing.  Participates in daily inventory of controlled substances. Maintains perpetual inventory of all medication; enters all incoming stock in the proper category; and restocks all prescriptions that are not picked up.

Acts as liaison between primary care providers, pharmacy students, other employees and PHC patients with regard to all aspects of the drug delivery system unique to FQCHCs.

Assists the Medication Assistance Program (MAP) coordinator with getting eligible PHC patients into the program.

Inventories and reports all activity in the Share the Care (STC) program by electronic voucher in order to maintain replacement stock from Pharmaceutical Companies and to ensure that PHC patients have access to these medications.

Trains and develops other technicians, students and interns.

May collect payment and use cash register POS system. May help balance the POS system and troubleshoot errors for daily balance.

Performs work-related tasks as assigned by the Pharmacy Director.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the PHC Pharmacy Director. All direct work filling prescriptions must be supervised by the Pharmacist on duty.


WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:  Has numerous contacts with PHC’s Medical Director, Pharmacy Director, physicians, mid-level providers, other staff, patients, pharmacy students, insurance companies and outside agencies for the purpose of giving/obtaining information and coordinating work efforts.


KNOWLEDGE:  Considerable knowledge of medical terminology. Considerable knowledge of the legal aspects of the practice of pharmacy, PHC policy and mission, Medicare Part B and 340B pricing, special regulations pertaining to FQCHCs regarding prescribing and dispensing medication and PHC’s record keeping systems. Considerable knowledge of business English, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of HIPAA compliance. Working knowledge of the PHC Corporate Compliance Guidelines.

SKILLS:  Skill in computer data entry; skill in the use of a personal computer (word-processing, spreadsheet and in particular pharmacy computer programs preferably QS1).

ABILITIES: Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, orally and in writing.  Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups. Ability to communicate with insurance companies for medication billing.  Ability to work as a team member.


EDUCATION:  Requires P.T.C.B. certification as a Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacy Technician license issued by the State of Montana Board of Pharmacy; OR a Pharmacy Intern License.

Without P.T.C.B. certification and MT Pharmacy Technician License, a Pharmacy Technician in Training may be considered at a reduced rate of pay.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  This position requires immunizations or proof of immunity to certain infectious diseases and a TB test.  New employees will be asked to volunteer vaccination status for required vaccines upon hire and will be offered assistance during hiring to receive necessary immunizations.  Employees who have not received the vaccines required for their positions or who are unwilling to voluntarily provide vaccination status for required vaccines will receive a reasonable accommodation where such accommodation does not require an undue hardship or endanger the health or safely of any person.
The work is commonly performed in an office setting. The work is performed while walking or standing most of the time. Requires considerable typing and computer use. The position requires multitasking and intense mental concentration in a busy setting with distractions. The employee may risk exposure to communicable diseases. The job may require occasional medium lifting (21-50 lbs). This role is not eligible for remote work.


  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is submitted. A resume will not substitute for completing the work history section of the application.
  • Please include with your completed application the following attachments: Cover Letter, copy of MT Pharmacy Technician License, BLS certificate, and copy of valid MT Driver’s License.  Please address in your Cover Letter why you wish to work for PHC.
  • Incomplete applications and applications without required attachments will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.
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