Senior Patient Education Liaison - Columbus, OH

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Company: Otsuka
Industry: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 5 days ago
Location: Remote

Position Summary

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. has launched a new customer engagement approach designed to better deliver on patient, caregiver and HCP needs in an evolving healthcare environment. The new model is built around where patients get their care - locally, with the intent to better serve patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, delivering a higher quality experience that ultimately is focused on improving patient care.

Sr. Patient Education Liaison (Sr. PEL) is responsible for providing disease state and product-related education and training to external stakeholders, inclusive of healthcare providers, patients, caregivers, families and others. The Sr. PEL is responsible for problem solving, issue resolution, and providing access recommendations to patients, caregivers, and other pertinent stakeholders. They are also responsible for the presentation of educational resources, including disease state and management tools along with healthcare provider resources to patients, caregivers, local advocacy organizations, and others as required. The Sr. PEL will report to the Regional Patient Lead (RPL).

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads education efforts of REMS enrollment requirements and disease- oriented medication management to patients and caregivers.

  • Supports patients and caregivers through access challenges.

  • Works to develop need based programs and collaborates with internal

    stakeholders regarding disease state awareness.

  • Leads regional matrix effort to support disease-oriented medication

    management and support to patients, their families/caregivers, and


  • Execution of all patient education initiatives to ensure exceptional

    stakeholder experience and appropriate, compliant, operational excellence.

  • Implementation of optimal patient support activities and ongoing assessment of suitability of those activities in compliance with good governance that aligns with corporate guidelines.

  • Recognize future patient and HCP engagement challenges and translate them into local solutions.

  • Works across cross functional Matrix teams to build and maintain accurate case plans for patients.

  • Act as the patient-facing expert regarding Ots uka's patient journey and the liaison for all Otsuka matrix team members involved in the process.

  • Develop and offer solutions to the patient or caregiver, when necessary, that may also include how families can best connect to available resources.

  • Build appropriate disease network/relationships through local affiliate groups, related events, and attending national conferences.

  • Obtain the consent for each patient and/or caregiver interaction and accurately record in CRM ensuring compliance

  • Responsible for balancing Stakeholder engagement, instilling trust and communicating effectively.

  • Ensure all field patient education activities are compliant with all applicable laws, regulations and guidance with OAPI policy and procedures

  • Live the culture: Act as a role model for Otsuka and the Patient Engagement & Customer Operations division


Knowledge/Experience and Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in Pharmaceutical/Biotech or healthcare experience

  • Deep knowledge of patient support programs, billing and medical claims process and personnel in various

    healthcare settings including, but not limited to, community health centers, hospitals, physician offices and

    infusion centers

  • Relative experience with injectable products acquired through the medical benefit

  • Expertise in the US Healthcare and reimbursement system

  • Capacity to understand and communicate about insurance coverage, medication benefit verification, prior

    authorization, and the process of reimbursement across various sites of care

  • Capacity to understand and communicate about medication reimbursement issues form a patient and provider

    perspective, with an ability to effectively interact and navigate within various sites of care (physician office,

    hospital, pharmacy, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of industry legal, regulatory, and compliance landscape

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbal and written

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Travel (approximately 25 %)

Educational Qualifications

Bachelor's/Master's degree, Licensed Healthcare Professional with a valid clinical license required. A clinical licensure is defined as a Clinical Nursing Degree ( RN minimum) or Pharmacist ( RPh minimum).

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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.

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