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Patient Access Liaison - Rare Disease

Employer
Amgen
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Start date
May 23, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Pathology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Pharm Country, Best Places to Work

Job Details

HOW MIGHT YOU DEFY IMAGINATION?

If you feel like youre part of something bigger, its because you are. At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve togetherresearching, manufacturing, and delivering ever-better products that reach over 10 million patients worldwide. Its time for a career you can be proud of.

Patient Access Liaison, GOUT

Pennsylvania Territory Coverage: Altoona/State College, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, WV

Ideally, candidate would reside in the territory area stated above or within a reasonable daily commuting distance.

Live

What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide logistical, non-medical educational assistance to patients and caregivers as well as office and site of care staff, including physicians, nurses, office managers and executives. The PAL works in a highly visible, strong team environment to provide exceptional customer service on all levels. Specifically, listen to patients, interpreting their specific needs and providing friendly, professional and well-informed answers to their non-medical, logistical questions. The PAL will work with the patient to educate on next steps required to gain access to therapy. The PAL will also work to maintain relationships with patients and families, and by extension physicians and their staff and cross-functional partners to support ongoing compliance with therapy. Strong knowledge and demonstrated history of access and reimbursement for buy and bill/infused pharmaceutical products is required. The PAL will work with numerous internal teams, including Market Access, Medical Affairs, Advocacy, Marketing, and Site of Care to facilitate and improve patient access to insurance, medications, financial support, resources and more.

  • Secure written or electronic HIPAA consent to Horizon By Your Side for patients in the assigned geography.
  • Develop relationships with patients and caregivers by engaging via phone, text, email, virtual or in person connections.
  • Assess individual needs of the patient and develop an appropriate education and resource plan of action, considering the patients family and team of healthcare providers to empower the patient to become their own advocate.
  • Educate the patient on KRYSTEXXA coverage based on their benefits and the steps needed to gain prior authorization to ensure understanding of the process for medication access.
  • Provide information on co-pay assistance programs, national foundations, and free drug programs by sharing information to patients as appropriate and needed.
  • Provide proactive education to prescribers and sites of care upon patient enrollment on coverage for Horizon rare disease therapies, common prior authorization requirements, and coding and billings requirements.
  • Provide access and reimbursement education based on the enrolled patients KRYSTEXXA benefits to physician offices and sites of care.
  • Educate the physician office and/or SOC on KRYSTEXXA coverage based on the patients benefits and the steps needed to gain prior authorization to ensure understanding of the process for medication access.
  • Investigate access challenges pre and post-infusion.
  • Partner with Safety and PV and report AEs and product complaints through medical information.
  • Work closely with the Horizon cross functional team including Case Managers, the Site of Care team, market access, matrix partners and external vendors.
  • Adhere to professional standards compliance guidance, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
Win

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The [vital attribute] professional we seek is a [type of person] with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree and 2 years of patient services, reimbursement, medical affairs, or account management experience
  • Master's degree and 4 years of patient services, reimbursement, medical affairs, or account management experience
  • Bachelor's degree and 6 years of patient services, reimbursement, medical affairs, or account management experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Scientific background and ability to learn product and disease information.
  • Nursing or other clinical background preferred.
  • Orphan or Rare disease experience.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA guidelines and FDA requirements.
  • Familiarity with and Adherence to internal and OIG Compliance guidelines a must
  • Ability to handle difficult patient cases and resolve hurdles.
  • Ability to work in team environment and manage communication with case Liaisons and sales reps.
  • Ability to respond immediately when necessary (within 24 hours) to prevent lapses in treatment.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to report on meaningful activity in the region.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional, proactive demeanor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct field travel, as well as to travel to company meetings, client sites, etc. including some overnight and weekend travel (~50%)
Thrive

What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is $169,392.00 to $207,034.00. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan
  • Stock-based long-term incentives
  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Company

We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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Company info
Website
Phone
805-447-1000
Location
Corporate Headquarters
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks
California
91320-1799
US

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