• Pharmacy Benefits Coordinator

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 5 months ago(9/4/2018 3:43 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    The Pharmacy Benefits Coordinator is responsible for completing all pharmacy prior authorizations for take-home medications. Serves as a liaison between the multiple disease centers at Dana-Farber, oncology patients at BWH and health insurance company representatives. This role requires a detail-oriented person who can manage multiple efforts to completion.

    We have a growing Pharmacy Department.


    • Processes prior authorizations for all prescription medications written for all hematology and oncology patients at the Dana-Farber and Brigham and Womens Hospital by Dana-Farber providers. 
    • Provides patient information to insurance companies as needed and in accordance with HIPAA regulations as well as other state, federal and DFCI/BWH guidelines. 
    • Communicates with pharmacists and other members of the care team to validate information when needed.
    • Communicates the status of the prior authorizations to ensure the care team is aware of any and all potential delays in getting prior authorization approval.
    • Communicates back to pharmacy, provider and patient if the prior authorization is approved.
    • When appropriate, collect and communicate co-payment information to the care team
    • When appropriate, coordinate mail-order discharge meds at the Brigham
    • Document and/or udpate each prior auth in a centralized tracking database or worksheet
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Schedule:  Monday - Friday   9:00 - 5:30, no work on weekends or major holidays

    Excellent Employee Benefits



    • A high school diploma and 1 to 3 years of experience in a pharmacy, healthcare or health insurance environment is required. Utilization Review or Prior Authorization experience is preferred.
    • Well organized and able to multi-task quickly and effectively.
    • Works well in high-pressure situations.
    • Ability to work closely and effectively with peers across the organization and with the medical staff. 
    • Motivated, shows initiative, and collaborates well in a team setting. 
    • Ability to be flexible and meet the needs of a growing department. 
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Understanding of and ability to work in various computing/information systems and Microsoft Office product suite. 

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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