Job Posting: This position will be responsible for supporting the CSMG pharmacists in the daily operations of the Pharmacy Refill Center in the Medical Network. The Pharmacy Support Specialist's primary role is to assist the pharmacists and CSMG primary care physicians (and other physicians as directed) in the processing of medication refill requests by preparing the requests for review and approval/denial by the pharmacists working under protocol on behalf of the physicians, and by the physicians themselves. In this capacity, the Pharmacy Support Specialist gathers and prepares information from patient records for pharmacist and/or physician review in determining the appropriateness of medication requests. All duties are performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Support the Pharmacy Refill Center, CSMG pharmacists, CSMG primary care physicians, and other physicians as directed by preparing prescription refill requests (both protocol and non-protocol) in CS-Link for review and approval/denial by the pharmacists working under protocol on behalf of the physicians and/or by the physicians;
Receive refill requests and enter refill requests into CS-Link for authorization review;
Conduct chart or laboratory searches as necessary and transcribe relevant information to the refill encounter;
Communicate pertinent information to pharmacist and/or prescribing physician;
Ensure that each refill request is documented in the patient's chart;
Follow up on opened electronic refill requests in CS-Link to ensure that requests are resolved in a timely manner. Close opened electronic refill requests if the request has been resolved;
Monitor and respond to e-mail and electronic medical record inbox/in-baskets messages and other communications in a timely manner throughout the work day;
Resolve pharmacy conflicts on behalf of the CSMG physician;
Assist in obtaining prior authorizations from insurance plans;
Record results for month-end reports;
Assist with data management as necessary;
Assist with chart reviews for Drug Utilization Evaluation (DUE) studies;
Assist with organizing DUE data by creating Excel spreadsheets and charts;
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