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Patient Access Specialist



Plano, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Who We Are:

SmithRx is a rapidly growing, venture-backed Health-Tech company. Our mission is to disrupt the expensive and inefficient Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) sector by building a next-generation drug acquisition platform driven by cutting edge technology, innovative cost saving tools, and best-in-class customer service. With hundreds of thousands of members onboarded since 2016, SmithRx has a solution that is resonating with clients all across the country.

We pride ourselves for our mission-driven and collaborative culture that inspires our employees to do their best work. We believe that the U.S healthcare system is in need of transformation, and we come to work each day dedicated to making that change a reality. At our core, we are guided by our company values:

  • Integrity: Always operate with honesty and transparency so we earn the trust of our clients.
  • Courage: Demonstrate the courage needed to take on a broken industry and continuously improve what we offer to optimize health outcomes.
  • Together: Foster a collaborative and inclusive environment that values teamwork, respect, and open communication, and encourages creativity and diversity of thought.

Job Summary:

As a Patient Access Specialist, you are responsible for assisting our patient members with obtaining critical medications. You serve as our patient members’ advocate and guide them through the complex world of prescriptions to help them obtain medications in a cost-effective and timely manner. You are the critical link between patient members, healthcare providers/ doctors, and pharmacies.

What you will do:

  • Educate patient members about their pharmacy benefits and serve as a patient advocate to help them source necessary medications they need
  • Make outbound calls and assist patient members with enrollment in drug savings programs (copay cards, procurement via international sources)
  • Coordinate with patient members, physicians, drug manufacturers, and pharmacies with enrollment into copay card
  • Take inbound calls from members, providers, and pharmacies
  • Manage every call by accurately resolving the issue, demonstrating compassion, meeting compliance requirements, and ensuring a hassle-free experience for our members
  • Maintain impeccable documentation and follow-up of each member call
  • Provide empathetic support to members by phone, email, and other channels
  • Have a patient-centric mindset and a high sense of urgency to solve member requests

What You Will Bring To SmithRx:

  • Must be locally based as the role requires working onsite at our Plano office. Potential to work from home 1-3 days per week based on performance, after 60 days onsite
    • Requires 100% attendance during training period
  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical customer service/customer support required
  • Proficiency in Windows, MS Office, G-Suite required
  • Active listening, conversational speaking skills, with a high degree of empathy
  • Self-starter with the ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly, present complex information to members, clients, pharmacies, and providers
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple deadlines and work independently, define problems as they arise, and work through them
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills, information gathering, research, alternatives analysis, applying creative solutions to unique and/or immediate issues
  • Passion for helping people

What SmithRx Offers You:

  • Competitive pay - $22 per hour
  • Highly competitive wellness benefits including Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Vision, and Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 3 Weeks Paid Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Program
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Wellness Benefits
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Well-stocked kitchen in office locations
  • Professional development and training opportunities