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Medication Assistance/Prior Authorization Pharmacy Tech III - Pharmacy UH/LM C (8:00a.m.-5:00p.m.)
101 Truman Medical Center
UH Lakewood Medical Center, University Health Truman Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri
8:00AM - 5:00PM
**Hours Per Week**
If you want to work where the action is, University Health (UH) is the place for you. Known as "Kansas City's Essential Hospital," UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. UH is comprised of three campuses:
**UH Truman Medical Center**
is located in the Health Sciences District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children's Mercy Hospital. University Health serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we're a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women's services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health 1 and 2 buildings. UH 1 is UH's beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center and UH 2 is the location for all of our primary care and women's care clinics.
**UH Lakewood Medical Center**
is located between Kansas City and Lee's Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families.
UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.
**UH Behavioral Health**
is the KC metro area's largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. The
**Crossroads Building** , located in Kansas City's vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.
Pharmacy Technician III is a highly skilled, technical role with consistent demonstration of competency and performance at an advanced level. Pharmacy technicians will work with pharmacists and pharmacy leadership to support efficient organizational processes. Pharmacy technicians will problem solve and assist with workflow optimization to ensure effective patient care under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Detailed responsibilities vary by advanced role.
+ Improve patient care experience through provision of prior authorization services
+ Complete prior authorization forms, negotiate authorization status with insurers, and track status of prescription approval
+ Communicate effectively with clinic staff through PowerChart messages and faxes to facilitate timely completion of prior authorization forms
+ Minimize clinic-administered medication denials
+ Expedite clinic workflow and enhance patient care by preventing therapy interruptions due to insurance issues in conjunction with clinic staff
+ Assist clinic staff with preparing letters of medical necessity and coordinating peer-to-peer conferences
+ Identify opportunities to standardize clinic communication processes through collaboration with clinic staff
+ Identify opportunities to lower the cost of medications for patients through the use of copay cards, discounts, or other appropriate mechanisms
+ High school diploma or equivalent credential
+ Demonstrated 2+ years of relevant work experience
+ Has successfully passed the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) and maintains certification
+ Technical skills required to operate pharmacy systems
+ Verbal communications skills required to discuss work issues and tasks with co-workers
+ If driving is a requirement for the employee, he/she must meet the requirements specified in the Fleet Driving Safety and Compliance Policy and must continue to meet these requirements as a condition of employment
+ Demonstrated experience with pharmacy operations, supply chain, prior authorizations, customer service, or sterile compounding based on the role
+ Detailed understanding of processes based on advanced role: Pharmacy Supply Chain, Pharmacy Operations, Health System IT Operations, Prior Authorizations, Health System reimbursement and finance, Sterile Compounding (hazardous and non-hazardous)
+ Completion of multiple PTCB certifications
+ 3+ years of experience as a Pharmacy Technician II or equivalent
+ Ability to take initiative in follow-up and problem solving
+ Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, including Microsoft Excel
**Working at University Health is about making a difference. It's providing the best care to every patient every day.**
University Health (UH), is committed to being a leader in providing a culturally inclusive workplace for our employees. UH is an equal opportunity employer. We value and celebrate our differences. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, language, age, citizenship, genetic information, marital status, socioeconomic status, literacy, disability, mobility, abilities, veteran status and any other category protected by applicable law.