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Medication Access Specialist - Anticoagulation Services

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 150724
Date Posted: Sep 8, 2023

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Medication Access Specialist - Anticoagulation Services
Location: Aurora, CO


The Anticoagulation Medication Access Specialist (MAS) is a pharmacy technician who supports the Anticoagulation Clinic healthcare team and patients through a variety of daily responsibilities and direct and indirect patient interaction. The majority of work will be completed within Epic, RightFax, MS Teams, and other Microsoft applications. 

Work Schedule: Full Time, 80 hours/pay period, Days


  • Triage incoming telephone calls and MHC messages, including prescription refill requests, dose clarifications and pending any medication-related questions to the pharmacists.
  • Complete a proactive benefits investigation for medications, including completing prior authorizations or providing financial assistance options as needed
  • Facilitate and coordinate Home INR orders and set up for patients
  • Assist clinical pharmacists with setting up scheduled phone visits. Place outbound phone/MHC messages to patients reminding of lab work due. Identify patients past due for follow-up by the anticoagulation clinic
  • Compile educational materials for new patients
  • Manage faxes (lab orders, INR results, refill requests, etc).
  • Review/order yearly anticoagulation referrals
  • Attend anticoagulation staff meetings and huddles
  • Identify areas of opportunity to continue to improve efficiency of clinic and care delivery to patients
  • Work closely with direct supervisor on development of MAS Career Ladder opportunities and continuing to elevate the MAS scope
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action


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

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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