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Pharmacy Technician I (Temporary)

Company: Central California Alliance For Health
Location: Scotts Valley
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


There is one temporary position that can be filled in our Scotts Valley, Merced or Salinas office. The length of assignment is estimated to go from 6/1/21 - 12/31/21. The length of the assignment is always dependent on business need and dates may change.


Reporting to the Pharmacy Services Supervisor, you will review and process medication prior authorization requests, which includes intake, triage, and associated correspondence using established criteria. You will also assist the department with internal and external issue resolution and communications requiring specialized pharmacy technical ability and expertise. You will ensure accuracy and perform timely review of member and provider correspondence.


  • Knowledge of:
  • Medi-Cal, Medicare and commercial health insurance programs
  • General office equipment (e.g., personal computer, telephone, printer, fax machine, photocopy machine, etc.)
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Computerized drug programs and standard format of National Drug Codes (NDC)
  • Drug generic and trade name equivalents
  • Drug utilization
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager claim rejections and overrides
  • Ability to:
  • Read, understand, and transcribe pharmaceutical information
  • Identify issues of concern, gather and evaluate information and document recommendations
  • Problem solve and provide guidance regarding formulary alternatives
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers
  • Navigate Alliance computer systems while using multiple windows
  • Pay close attention to detail, maintain accurate records, and utilize effective organizational skills

  • Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with two years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician; or a combination of education and relevant work experience may be qualifying
  • A current, valid, and in good standing California State Board of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician License is required

To read the full position description, and list of requirements click here.


  • While this position is connected to our Scotts Valley office, we are in a fully remote work environment right now due to COVID-19. The interview and on-boarding process will be completed remotely
  • Benefits below are available for Alliance regular employees only and are not eligible for other temporary assignments

At this time the Alliance does not provide any type of sponsorship. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, ongoing basis without current or future needs for sponsorship.

Additionally, all positions at the Alliance are required to meet these minimum qualifications.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Ample Paid Time Off
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Robust Health and Wellness Program
  • EV Charging Stations
  • And many more


We are a group of over 500 dedicated employees, committed to our mission of providing accessible, quality health care that is guided by local innovation. We feel that our work is bigger than ourselves. We leave work each day knowing that we made a difference in the community around us.

Join us at Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance), where you will be part of a culture that is respectful, diverse, professional and fun, and where you are empowered to do your best work. As a regional non-profit health plan, we serve over 330,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties. To learn more about us, click here.

At this time the Alliance does not provide any type of sponsorship. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, ongoing basis without current or future needs for sponsorship.

Keywords: Central California Alliance For Health, San Francisco , Pharmacy Technician I (Temporary), Other , Scotts Valley, California

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