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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: COMCARE
Job Title: PAP Specialist
Salary: $12.50 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Assists patients in obtaining medication through pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs. Assists in completing and mailing the applications. Tracks medications and renewal dates. Organizes medication rooms and PAP supplies. Documents and records activities in the EHR. Communicates PAP updates to medical and nursing staff.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.


Essential Job Functions:

Assess patient need for coverage of psychiatric medication costs and assist with application process

Investigate qualifying data for payment of medications for new and existing patients
Assist patient with application process
Obtain necessary signatures and information; process the application request
Assist in facilitating necessary resources for patients
Document findings in a timely, accurate and professional manner

Organize PAP medications upon receipt and organize medications room

Review provider’s orders for medications
Log in medications in EHR and track them 
Insure medications are available for COMCARE patients prior to need
Organize PAP medication room
Document findings in a timely, accurate and professional manner

Assist, mentor and provide education to other COMCARE staff with PAP information (ie. changes in requirements, new programs available, new forms, discontinuation of program, etc.)

Communicate to appropriate team members in a timely, courteous and professional manner
Assist with other programs as requested by supervisor
Update and distribute medication cost list on routine basis
Prepare files of documents for staff, as needed



Adaptability:  Adapts well to changes in assignments and priorities, approaches change positively and adjusts behaviors accordingly; focusing on being part of the solution.

Communication:  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills. Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods.  Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.

Customer Focus:  Makes patients and other customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind and strives for continuous improvement in services. Gains patient trust and respect; meets or exceeds patient and other customer expectations.

Decision Making/Problem Solving:  Makes timely sound, well-informed, objective and appropriate decisions, using experience, knowledge, and education. Set priorities and act accordingly.

Dependability/Reliability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.


Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High School Graduate or equivalent

License, certifications, etc…  Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy.  Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Associate’s Degree, or higher

Years of Experience:  1-2 years


Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Testing/Screening Requested:

• Background checks including but not limited to KBI & DCF child and adult abuse registry. • Driver’s license check • Pre-employment urine drug screen. •Could include typing test for final candidates with minimum 45 WPM.



•Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft programs. •They will need to be able to type and use multi-line phones.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  1919 N Amidon

May work in adverse conditions.  Fast-paced environment and may work with combative emotional consumers.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20003436

Open Date: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/29/2018 11:59:59 PM