Cert. Pharmacy Tech
This position is responsible, under the direct supervision of the pharmacist(s) on duty, for pharmaceutical care of patients including all age groups (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics). This position is also responsible for coordinating Pharmacy Quality Improvement activities as assigned by the Director of Pharmacy or the Pharmacy Manager. The individual in this position is to be alert to innovative ideas that will improve pharmacy services and activities and to share same with the department director/manager. This position uses knowledge and judgment to make decisions concerning the proper filling of drug orders subject to final approval by the pharmacist(s) on duty.
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
This position is responsible for pharmaceutical care of patients including all age groups (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics). Also responsible for coordinating Pharmacy Quality Improvement activities and teaching pharmacology and community medication education classes Uses knowledge and judgment to make decisions concerning patient drug therapy.
Prior Authorization Team Coord.
The Ambulatory Medication Prior Authorization Coordinator (AMPAC) is a position residing in the Pharmacy Department. Under the guidance of the Pharmacy Supervisor – Specialty Pharmacy, the AMPAC is responsible for completing necessary functions to ensure optimal reimbursement for high cost, take home medications for patients receiving care with the health system. The AMPAC is primarily responsible for conducting and completing necessary third party (insurance) prior authorization requests and associated services related to high cost medications, maximizing efficiency for patients and clinic staff. Other areas of responsibility include pre-screening patients for viable payment sources, managing reimbursement issues associated with high cost take-home medications, identifying opportunities for improving reimbursement from payers, compiling reports for contract optimization, completing the necessary paperwork for prior authorizations, and conducting retrospective utilization reviews on cases payment denials or insufficient reimbursement. This position will help to assure seamless communication between clinics and a patient’s preferred pharmacy of choice.