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Medication Authorization Specialist/Pharmacy Technician

Company: St. Luke's Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

**Overview**

St. Luke's Health System in Boise is seeking aMedication Authorization Specialist/Pharmacy Technician to join ourMedication Access Team.

Position Summary

Under direct supervision of the Medication Authorization Supervisor, the Medication Authorization Specialist interacts with pharmacists, medical/clinical staff, revenue cycle personnel, patient access services staff including financial advocates, and coding staff. External contacts include third party payers, prescription benefit management companies, governmental peer review organizations, and referring physicians.

This position is primarily responsible for **working referrals** related to prescription medications for various disease states, **obtaining prior authorization** from intermediaries and payers, including managed care companies, insurance companies, and review organizations.

This position requires **advanced medication knowledge** to **maximize revenue capture for high-cost medications** . The level of responsibility is critical, nature of work is complex.

The Medication Authorization Specialist works autonomously and proficiently and provides communication skills necessary to help guide the provider, patient, and insurance company. The Medication Authorization Specialist also participates in other duties related to the day-to-day operations within the department.

**Qualifications**

+ High school diploma or equivalent required

+ Two (2) years' experience preferred

+ Valid Idaho Pharmacy Technician License required

+ Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) preferred

**Why St. Luke's**

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke's Health System. We are the state's largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We're proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.

About Boise

Known as the "City of Trees," Boise (http://www.boise.org/) is Idaho's capital city-both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown (https://downtownboise.org/) area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports. Downtown Boise's main attractions include theIdaho State Capito (https://capitolcommission.idaho.gov/about/) l, the classicEgyptian Theatre (http://egyptiantheatre.net/) , the Boise Art Museum (http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/) , Julia Davis Park (https://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-and-facilities/parks/julia-davis-park/) andZoo Boise (https://zooboise.org/) . The Greenbelt (https://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-and-facilities/parks/greenbelt/) follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills (https://www.ridgetorivers.org/) are home to miles of hiking and biking trails.

**Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:**

St. Luke's Health System (http://www.stlukesonline.org/) _-_ Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau (http://www.boise.org/) _-_ Boise Parks and Recreation (http://parks.cityofboise.org/parks-locations/) _-_ Boise Museum Association (http://www.boisemuseums.org/museums.asp?cat=2) _-_ Boise Music Festival (http://boisemusicfestival.com/boise-music-festival-guide/) _-_ Boise Philharmonic (http://www.boisephilharmonic.org/) _-_ Downtown Boise Restaurants (https://www.downtownboise.org/index.cfm/members/merchant\_listings?class=2) _-_ Boise Valley Economic Partnership (http://www.bvep.org/) _-_ Hyde Park events (http://www.northend.org/) _-_ Treefort Music Festival (http://treefortmusicfest.com/) _-_ First Thursdays (https://www.downtownboise.org/index.cfm/events/dba\_events/first\_thursday) _-_ Alive After Five (http://www.downtownboise.org/index.cfm/events/dba\_events/alive\_after\_five) _-_ Capitol City Public Market (http://capitalcitypublicmarket.com/) _-_ Runs and Triathlons (http://www.ymcatvidaho.org/races-fun-runs/) _-_ Shakespeare Festival (http://www.idahoshakespeare.org/) _-_ Sawtooth National Forest (http://www.fs.usda.gov/sawtooth/) _-_ Visit Idaho.org (http://www.visitidaho.org/)

_*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._

**Default: Location : City** _Boise_

**Category** _Pharmacy_

**Work Unit** _340B Pharmacy Boise Hospital_

**Position Type** _Full-Time_

**Work Schedule** _DAY_

**Requisition ID** _2022-61436_

**Default: Location : Location** _US-ID-Boise_

**Work Location : Name** _3000 S Denver Way, Boise, Micron Building # 33 Commercial Laundry Facility_

Keywords: St. Luke's Health System, Boise , Medication Authorization Specialist/Pharmacy Technician, Healthcare , Boise, Idaho

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