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Medication Access Specialist

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Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 144990
Date Posted: Nov 8, 2023

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Responsible for providing access to medications for patients by completing Prior Authorization Requests (PAR), Co-pay Assistance Programs, Medication Assistance Programs, benefits investigation, processing refill renewal requests, assisting patients with health insurance enrollment, managing PAR and prescriptions renewal dates.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days

Position Overview

This position is within the Patient Line Refill Center (PLRC) and is non-patient facing. The team is responsible for following a standardized protocol approved by the UCHealth P&T Committee to ensure appropriate monitoring and authorization of medications for UCHealth primary care and specialty clinics. The PLRC team includes Pharmacy Technicians, Medication Access Specialists (MAS), Clinical Nurses and Clinical Pharmacists. They process over 80,000 refill requests per month on behalf of UCHealth providers. PLRC team members establish collaborative working relationships with clinic staff, providers, and patients across the UCHealth system to authorize, troubleshoot, and resolve prescription refill issues. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to, contacting patients and pharmacies for clarification of refill requests, transcribing details from faxes and phone messages into the electronic medical record and advocating for utilization of UCHealth pharmacies.

Job Duties

Authorize and/or prepare medication refill requests in Epic according to the UCHealth Refill Protocol.

Accurately document pertinent patient information related to medication, labs, and office visits in the chart.

Accurately determine which medication authorizations can be completed by MAS, clinical staff, and those that need to be deferred to the clinic/provider for review.

Identify and prioritize urgent refill requests and take the necessary steps to complete those requests in an accurate and efficient manner.

Stay current with and appropriately utilize PLRC resources.

Communicate with providers, clinic staff, patients, and PLRC team members in a clear and professional manner in person, over the phone, and in writing.

Support the PLRC staff in prioritizing work, meeting performance standards and collaborating with other teams when necessary.

Serve as a resource for pharmacy technicians on the team.

Position requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, the ability to work independently, collaborate with the team, and the ability to self-direct to different tasks based on team priorities.

Preferred Skills

Experience working in Epic

Proficiency in using all Microsoft Programs (Outlook, Teams, Word, etc.)

Ability to quickly learn new computer programs

Ability to adapt to change


  • Credentials:
    * Pharmacy Technician Provisional-State
    * Pharmacy Technician-State
  • Other information:
    Minimum Required Education: High School diploma or GED.
    Required Licensure/Certification: Certification as a Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) , PHATP (Pharmacy Technician Provisional) certification from State Board of Pharmacy. PHAT (Pharmacy Technician) certification from State Board of Pharmacy within 18 months of hire.
    Minimum Experience: 2 years of Pharmacy Technician experience or 1 year of experience performing prior authorizations or refill renewals.

The pay range for this position is: $21.49 - $27.94 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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