Pharmacy Tech-Call Center at Aetna in Houston, TX

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POSITION SUMMARY
Evaluates, authorizes approval, and communicates decisions for prior authorization pharmacy requests according to clinical guidelines.

Fundamental Components:
Evaluates and authorizes approval of prior authorization pharmacy requests from prescribers received by telephone and/or facsimile using client clinical criteria. Determines appropriateness for medications. Communicates decision to physicians, physicians office staff, medical management staff, and/or pharmacists.
Communicates selected prior authorization criteria, pharmacy benefit coverage, and formulary alternatives to physicians, physicians office staff, medical management staff, and/or pharmacists.
Researches, resolves, and documents prior authorization outcomes in the pharmacy system.
Escalates requests to Pharmacist when request requires extensive clinical review or denial.
Researches, resolves, and documents physician or client inquiries and grievances. Provides verbal or written results to client, prescriber, provider, and/or management.
Performs other duties as required.


BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:
6 months experience in retail, hospital, or facility pharmacy setting required.
Proficiency in computerized pharmacy systems and software applications required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to follow clinical criteria and instructions
Experience with Windows-based software applications.


EDUCATION
The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent experience.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Pharmacy/Pharmacy Technician is desired


FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCES
Functional - Customer Service/Customer Service - Pharmacy/1-3 Years


Telework Specifications:
Option for telework will be evaluated after a certain period of employment


ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.





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