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Cardiopulmonary Nurse Specialist (RN) - Oakland, CA - Accredo

Company: Cigna
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

**Offers for this position will include a SIGN-ON BONUS.**

**This position is work from home, but most work is conducted in the field (in hospitals, patient homes, physician offices, etc.). Candidates for this position should reside** **in the Oakland / East Bay area.**

**This role is subject to the CMS (Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services) COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Full vaccination is required, meaning you must have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of an mRNA vaccine before the first day of work.**


Acts as liaison between Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ("PAH") centers, pulmonary physician practices, hospitals, Accredo Health group ("AHG") branch and sales team. Serves as primary resource for high volume regional PAH referral sources. Provides educational support and training to personnel and outside agencies, and institutions to ensure staff competency. Provides therapy specific training to patients as needed. Attends clinical support meetings with the Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group. Attends and represents company in national cardiopulmonary meetings.


+ Coordinates and provides patient, caregiver, and staff training and continuous clinical support for institutions and related clinical disciplines, including PAH disease process, treatment modalities, related drug administration education and pump operation. Act as regional PAH resource for branches.

+ Act as primary liaison and clinical sales support between Cardiac, Rheumatology and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) centers, physician practices, hospitals and division to facilitate communication between supplier and distributor. Attends and represents division at meetings for PAH product lines.

+ Visits physician(s) and PAH treatment centers to facilitate referral process and support communications locally and regionally between division and center. Perform case management for caseload of patients at major treatment center(s). Facilitates regular patient case conference meetings between physician groups and branches.

+ Supports product implementation and launch of new PAH product lines.

+ Assists with PAH presentations. Accountable for coordinating and working with cardiopulmonary sales, Regional Team and branch clinical team in facilitating new cardiopulmonary business.

+ Obtains clinical documentation from referral sources to obtain financial and clinical clearance from payor for PAH therapies, including new and existing clients.

+ Participates in conference calls reporting on referrals and updating Cardiopulmonary Team on area information/data relative to PAH. Attends regional/national sales and clinical meetings as requested.

+ Identifies and reports contract issues, threats, and opportunities to management.

+ Provide quantitative data reflecting the scope and impact of the job - such as budget managed, sales/revenues, profit, clients served, adjusted scripts, etc.

+ Solves complex problems and takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently with guidance in only the most complex situations. Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant matters often require coordination between organizations. Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a prone leadership role. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.


+ Registered Nurse license required

+ Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or equivalent; Master's degree in nursing preferred

+ Minimum of 3 years' experience in clinical nursing

+ Critical care / cardiac care experience

+ Energetic, self-motivated, engaging individual; ability to impact and influence employees at all organizational levels.

+ Professional, positive demeanor.

+ Understanding of legal and regulatory issues


Accredo is the Express Scripts Specialty Pharmacy. As a leading provider of specialty pharmacy services, Accredo improves care for patients through behavioral and clinical expertise. We offer a broad range of healthcare products and services for individuals with chronic health conditions, such as growth hormone deficiencies, hepatitis C, hemophilia, oncology, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. We also provide comprehensive patient management services, including clinical care management programs, counseling, education, outcomes measurement, social services and reimbursement services.

This role is subject to the CMS (Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services) COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Full vaccination is required, meaning that workers in this position must have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of an mRNA vaccine before the first day of work.

**About Cigna**

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

_Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws._

_If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response._

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