Pharmacy Technician

Maryland Heights MO 63043 St Louis 1 14100 Magellan Plaza

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

Grade

16

Job Family

Pharmacy Group

Country

United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date

5/2/2018

Date Requisition Created

5/2/2018

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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