At Covance, we are recognized as a leader in drug development because of our exceptional people. Our team is driven by an energized purpose to improve health and improve lives. Here, you’ll partner on diverse, industry-shaping initiatives across the drug development spectrum as you build relationships with thought leaders and supportive colleagues which will last a lifetime.
We are presently hiring a Nurse Associate for our Gaithersburg, MD location. Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred.
The Nurse Associate is responsible for supporting the operations of Covance Market Access Services clinical care and access programs. This individual interacts primarily with patients who are receiving clinical support services from a program. Examples of this type of support may include contact center based-services, such as advising patients on dosing, guiding patients through product administration, providing advice to patients on managing side effects, discussing medication adherence with patients, and working with payers on complex payer issues; or field-based services, such as on-site patient injection training, and presentations to providers and practice managers.
Additionally, this individual may be responsible for preparing monthly and ad hoc project-specific reports. In addition, the Nurse Associate is responsible for assigning work to other members of their team. The Nurse Associate also serves as a subject matter expert on programs and is first point of contact for clinical care program calls.
Additional Job Responsibilities include:
* Makes scheduled outbound calls and responds to inbound calls from patients and other customers regarding clinical aspects of a product, product administration, and adherence to medical therapies or treatments or for other related issues. Conducts follow up calls or sends follow up correspondence as necessary according to the program’s guidelines.
* Reviews approved therapy or treatment-related information with callers and identifies potential barriers to treatment. Within guidelines approved by the program’s sponsor, helps identify solutions to improve access and to help patients remain on treatment. Provides approved information to patients and their caregivers in a clear, caring way so that they may make informed choices.
* Keep case notes and tracks cases effectively using proprietary computer system. Establishes appropriate activity plans to trigger next call, correspondence, or intervention.
* May provide pre-approved medical information or literature to customers based on the guidelines of the specific program.
* May conduct motivational interviewing and behavioral coaching calls with patients to encourage them to be adherent to their medication as prescribed.
* Other duties, as assigned.
The Nurse Associate will hold Bachelors degree in nursing with current RN licensure in applicable state.
Additional required skills include:
o Strong written and oral communication skills.
o Customer service focus.
o Ability to work effectively through influence and collaboration.
o Good judgment in managing and escalating client or project issues. Must be able to manage multiple projects and understand contact center processes.
o Excellent interpersonal skills.
o Ability to identify problems, take initiative, and be solution oriented.
Minimum of 2 years of applicable experience required.