Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech)

Phoenix AZ 85034

Job Description

Evaluates and authorizes approval of prior authorization pharmacy requests from prescribers received by telephone and/or facsimile using client clinical criteria.

Essential Functions


- Determines appropriateness for medications. Communicates decision to physicians, physician?s office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists.
- Researches, resolves and documents prior authorization outcomes in pharmacy system.
- Communicates selected prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage and formulary alternatives to physicians, physician?s office staff, medical management staff and/or pharmacists.
- Escalates requests to Pharmacist when request requires extensive clinical review or denial.
- Researches, resolves and documents physician or client inquiries and grievances and provides verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider and/or management.
- Performs other duties as required.

General Job Information

Title

Pharmacy Technician (Pharmacy Tech)

Grade

16

Job Family

Pharmacy Group

Country

United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date

11/6/2018

Date Requisition Created

11/6/2018

Minimum Qualifications

Education

GED (Required), High School (Required)

License and Certifications - Required

CPT/LPT/PTCB/RPT, Pharmacy Technician, State Requirements - Pharmacy

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements

Responsibilities

  • CPT:  Certification/licensure in accordance with state requirements. In the states of Florida and Michigan, license registration with the Board of Pharmacy is required without exception.
  • PTCB:  Certification or the ability to obtain PTCB Certification within one year of hire. Employees in states which require a Pharmacy Technician certification/registration exam may substitute state certification/registration for the PTCB.
  • Specialty or retail pharmacy industry experience, previous reimbursement experience, and/or working in a health plan/health care setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of specialty injectable prescription drugs, disease states, health plan formulary management techniques, medical terminology and current diagnostic and reimbursement coding (J/Q codes, ICD-9, CMS 1500, etc.).
  • Proficiency in Pharmacy computerized systems and software applications, as well as MS Office Product Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow clinical criteria and instructions to approve prior authorization requests.
  • Minimum of 6 months dispensing or retail experience required, or equivalent internal training will be substituted.
  • Ability to identify and trouble-shoot problematic issues.

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