• Medication Access Specialist

    5098-340B PHARMACY
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    The Medication Access Specialist is a position residing in the Pharmacy Department, under the guidance of the Medication Access Team (MAT) Program Leader. This position is responsible for completing the necessary functions to improve patient access to medications. The Medication Access Specialist will be primarily responsible for the following tasks: actively reviewing and verifying patients’ drug benefit information to ensure reimbursement requirements are met, processing test claims for medications, conducting third party prior authorization requests, educating patients SLHS retail pharmacy services,  identifying opportunities for improving reimbursement from payers, documentation of activities on all applicable software platforms including the electronic health record, and obtaining accurate patient medication histories. The position will work with pharmacists, social workers, patient financial assistance, prior authorization team, care management team members, nurses, providers and other patient resources to identify and refer patients to the MAT.


    Required Criteria 

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required or 4 years equivalent experience in lieu of Bachelor’s Degree

    Preferred Skills

    • One (1) year experience as a pharmacy tech or completion of accredited pharmacy technician training program 
    • Three years of ambulatory pharmacy experience (medication reimbursement and healthcare insurance prior authorization experience) 

    If you’re looking for a place where you can grow in your personal life, in your career, and in your community, St. Luke’s may be just the place for you.


    A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 13,500 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Our employees are dedicated to impacting the lives of those in our community while pursuing a life- changing career at St. Luke’s. Our staff is the reason for our outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and superior healthcare organization. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue in the same tradition of excellence.


    With multiple locations in the beautiful southern and central Idaho, our mild, four season climate means you can play outdoors year-round. Whether you prefer leisurely walks along the river or heart-pounding climbs up a sheer cliff- there is always something to do after work. An exciting mix of urban and outdoor life defines Idaho’s culture, you can ski in the morning and watch a college sporting event at night. It is a great state to raise a family and forge lasting relationships. The cost of living is low, and quality of life is high.



    Our employees enjoy many benefits, some of the most popular are tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and hospital-supported on-going training and education.




    “One of Truven Health Analytics®  Top 15 Health Systems – IBM Watson Health 2017”


    *St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.



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