Top Job of the Month – Pharmacy Benefits Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Rx relief has an opening for a pharmacy benefits manager in a managed care pharmacy in Tempe, Arizona. This is a temporary-to-hire position.

The pharmacy benefits manager works with written, faxed or emailed prescription requests or refill requests. Duties of the job include reviewing pharmacy prior utilization requests for medical necessity, using best practices and quality standards, and meeting turnaround times as defined in the departmental metrics.

The pharmacist will also assist in developing and maintaining drug utilization guidelines for prior authorization criteria. They will assist the director of pharmacy in preparing for P&T, including preparation of committee packets, making recommendations for new medications and trends in collaboration with the director of pharmacy. The person hired for the job will collaborate with the director of pharmacy to evaluate and report on high-cost and high-volume drugs or drug classes, recommending possible corrective measures.

The pharmacist will also bring significant issues to the attention of the director of pharmacy along with recommendations for solutions. Other duties include assisting the director of pharmacy in preparing the pharmacy program for review and the survey and accreditation processes by external monitoring agencies, such as the DHCS, DMHC, CMS, OR NCQA.

The requirements for the job include a valid, open and active Arizona pharmacy license, a B.S. or PharmD, and at least one year of recent experience in a retail pharmacy setting.

This job is located in Tempe, Arizona, which is part of the East Valley section of metropolitan Phoenix. It is bordered on the west by Phoenix and Guadalupe, Scottsdale on the north and Mesa on the east. It has a population of more than 161,000 people. It is also the location of Arizona State University.

Tempe is the business headquarters for Insight Enterprises, Limelight Networks, LifeLock, First Solar and Circle K. It was the original headquarters for Cold Stone Creamery. Arizona State University is located in the city, and for a long time Tempe hosted college football’s Fiesta Bowl, which has since moved to another location.

On New Year’s Eve, the Fiesta Bowl Block Party is held in the city. It is one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country.

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