Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Pharmacy Technician - BIDCO in Westwood, Massachusetts

Pharmacy Technician - BIDCO

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Job LocationWestwood, Massachusetts

Req ID 21247BR

Department Description: Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) is a value-based physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). With its corporate office located in Westwood, Mass., BIDCO offers physician groups and hospitals the structure to contract, share risk, and build care management systems together, with the goal of providing the highest quality care in the most cost-efficient way.Job Location: Westwood, MAReq ID: 21247BRJob Summary: The Pharmacy technician supports the Population Health Team in the development and execution of BIDCO-wide medication related strategic priorities for patients in our global payment contracts who have been identified for our Complex Care Management or Rising Risk Disease Management Program. These programs and activities include work with BIDCO providers and practices, nurse care mangers, health coaches, social workers, and collaboration with other BIDCO teams to ensure high-quality, cost-effective pharmacological care for patients in the BIDCO global payment contracts. Prepares risk stratification reports, pharmacy specific targeted intervention data, and quality metric data as it pertains to identified high-risk and rising risk populations. They will conduct pre-assessments to ensure patient is appropriate for identified interventions, and provides follow-up to ensure execution of targeted recommendations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and distributes multiple monthly risk stratification reports per targeted interventions for both programs to both internal and delegated staff.

  • Uses population health analytics and electronic medical records to collect pre-assessment data including but not limited to; current medication list, drug allergies, most recent lab data, specialty providers involved in care, refill history claims/pharmacy contact), last office visit and upcoming appointments.

  • Populates pre-assessments templates and forwards to nurse care manager, clinical pharmacist or health coach per workflow for review.

  • Adheres to high risk and rising risk program elements specific to pharmacy optimization to prevent disease progression/complications as well as reduce unnecessary pharmacy costs, and close gaps in care.

  • Completes all required pre and post-assessment documentation in order to track success.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree required.

  • Registration Registered Pharmacy Tech required., and Certificate 1 Certfied Pharmacy Technician required.

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with pharmacy claims analysis, health plan policies, prior authorization requests, and Medicare Part D plans preferred.

  • 5+ years as a Nationally Certified Technician in an ambulatory or managed care setting preferred.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally