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#102319 Prior Authorization Pharmacy Technician

Initial Review Date: Tue 2/18/2020

This posting shall remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/21/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/31/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


This position is responsible for improving medication access for UC San Diego Health Patients by investigating insurance benefits and completing the necessary work to provide the medication for the lowest possible out-of-pocket expense. Also responsible for oversight of benefits investigation compliance and reporting any inconsistencies with that practice to the pharmacist in charge.

Additionally, because this position is a pharmacy technician III, the person best suited for this role will be extremely flexible and able to rotate into standard technician III duties that could include: Order entry, medication shipping, and managing incoming/outgoing telephone calls from both patients and providers.


  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

  • Pharmacy Technician License issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.

  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience required.

  • Experience in project management/system responsibility (e.g. Pyxis, narcotic control, QI, or pharmacy buyer/biller/analyst); OR is a Pharmacy School graduate; OR expanded responsibilities over several areas OR possess a Pharmacy Intern License.


  • Three (3+) or more years experience with outpatient pharmacy prescription billing.
  • Specialty Pharmacy Medication understanding or direct training in specialty disease states.
  • 340b Eligibility Training or understanding of 340b Compliance.
  • Ability to speak in public.
  • Previous telephonic patient care experience.
  • EPIC Willow Ambulatory experience.
  • Self-starter and able to work in the absence of direct oversight.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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UC San Diego Health Sys
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.