Patient Access Manager Job Opening

Patient Access Manager

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Birmingham, Alabama
Category: Case Manager

Associate Director – Patient Access – Immunology

The Patient Access Manager is a regional field based position that will provide logistical reimbursement assistance, education and support for rare immunologic diseases. This individual be responsible for educating physicians, care givers, staff genetic counselors, nurses, pharmacists and ancillary staff, as well as patients, families and patient organizations to prevent and address barriers to patient access. Allocation of time will be adjusted as needed to meet the needs and objectives of Patient Access and Site Support.

Technical knowledge of health care reimbursement from a patient/provider perspective will be required as well as the ability to interact with physicians, staff, and sites of care.

The Patient Access Manager will utilize a regional team approach while working with numerous internal groups such as; Patient Support Managers, Managed Markets, Immunology Business Managers and Marketing teams to facilitate and optimize patient care. The objectives are dictated by the specific needs of each region and the percentage of time spent on each job may vary.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Please note the percentage of time spent on each job duty is an estimate for normal operating conditions.

Responsibility for patient access (70%) includes:

Personalized coordination of patient care using a multi-disciplinary team approach

Provide expertise in coordination of care, working with internal case managers, RBM’s, sites of care, and payors

Provide resource for reimbursement education to patients and families to ensure that they are well informed in order to make appropriate decisions regarding their treatment options

Resource for alternative insurance options for patients and provide information on relevant reimbursement topics related to our products

Ongoing support of One Path Patient Service team and when necessary working as a liaison between One Path and our customers.

Site Support and Other responsibility (30%) include:

Resource to providers/hospitals regarding billing, reimbursement and procurement options

Provide reimbursement education and support to sites of care/treatment centers if requested or necessary, with specific emphasis on One Path and Takeda's reimbursement support services

Reimbursement conflict resolution with assigned accounts

Representing Takeda at Regional and National Conventions

Develop and implement special projects to address regional based objectives

Education & Experience Requirements

Bachelors Degree required

5+ years of prior healthcare relationship management experience

3+ years of field based experience in healthcare related account management, sales or medical affairs

Preferred Requirements

Knowledge of specialty biologics and/or rare disease markets

Expertise in biologics reimbursement , buy and bill, specialty pharmacy distribution and managed care

Candidate will reside within posted geography

Key Skills and Competencies

Customer Focus

Decision Quality

Ensures Accountability

Manages Ambiguity


Individual must possess extraordinary positive attitude, exceptional listening skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills

Must possess the ability to communicate effectively around key strategic initiatives to peer groups

Ability to work in team environment and manage communication with case managers and sales reps

Internal and External Contacts

Liaison with patients and families

Consult and coordinate with treating sites

Coordinate with case managers and home office commercial team

Work closely with Immunology Business Managers

Work strategically within assigned departmental task forces

Other Requirements

50 - 75% Travel

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Job ID SR0036913