The Pharmacy Patient Assistance Navigator (PPAN) acts as the lead pharmacy staff member responsible for assisting patients in obtaining drug replacement and/or co-pay/co-insurance assistance for medication received in the hospital or cancer centers in which the patient cannot afford the medication therapy. The PPAN ensures software and industry competency in obtaining, submitting,d recording all applications and receipt of medication and/or co-pay/co-insurance assistance and, as necessary, training of all pharmacy staff involved with parts of the process. The position supports the entire Pharmacy service line and health system, including all organizational and departmental objectives and activities related to financial stewardship and business growth. This position in times of need may require functioning as a pharmacy technician as needed.
This position supports organizational and departmental goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate's degree preferred or years of experience as outlined below required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: New Jersey registration required. National pharmacy technician certification required.
EXPERIENCE: 5 years of pharmacy experience required, preferably with supervisory experience or training. 1 year of experience as an AtlantiCare pharmacy technician required. Proficiency in respective pharmacy applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates the technical competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, hazardous substances and potential injury.
Requires standing and walking twenty percent of the time.
The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
This position reports to the Corporate Director of Pharmacy Services and, as needed, to Pharmacy department leadership. Provides direction to incumbents, as assigned.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Whether you lead an active life or love leisure, you’ll enjoy working and living in the beach communities of New Jersey’s southeastern shore.
Benefits & Wellness
We believe that healthcare should be a rewarding career. That’s why we offer excellent compensation, exceptional health and wellness benefits, and internal resources and programs to support professional growth for our team members. Here, you’ll find everything you need to pursue your calling of caring for others, knowing that you’re working for an organization dedicated to your overall well-being.
Inclusion & Diversity
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what makes AtlantiCare a great organization. We recognize and celebrate individual differences as dimensions that enrich our workforce and allow us to be more creative, flexible and competitive. Our inclusive culture welcomes our employees to freely contribute their diverse ideas, background, talents and experiences to make this a place where everyone can be, and do, their best work together.
For many, the shore communities of southeastern New Jersey are vacation destinations, but for AtlantiCare employees, they’re home. Working at AtlantiCare allows you to experience shore life year-round. Here, you’ll find natural beauty, world-class entertainment, rich history, amazing arts, abundant outdoor recreation, shopping, sophisticated dining and plenty of family-friendly events all within communities you’ll love to call home.
The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at AtlantiCare. We empower our teams to be agents of change within our system. We encourage growth and support advancement. Our shared vision for advancing the health of the communities and people we serve guides us to do what’s right for each patient, our healthcare delivery system and the practice of medicine as a whole. We teach, grow and advance medicine together.
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