Posted on :
7 Feb, 2018
7 Feb, 2018
Do you believe that everybody should have access to the best treatments they need to get better regardless of the socio-economic status? If you answer yes then you would love working at mPharma.
At mPharma, we start and end our day thinking about how we can enable patients to afford their medications. We are a small but growing team of 45+ members, headquartered in Accra, Ghana, backed by world-class investors. We’ve joined hands with third-party payers, drug manufacturers and healthcare providers to develop products and services that directly reduce the costs of prescription drugs for patients. In only a few months, we’ve managed to provide low-cost, high-quality medicines to tens of thousands of patients across four African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe).
Job Title: Patient Support Associate
MPharma is looking for highly ambitious professionals to join its Patient Support Team as Patient Support Associates. As Associates within this department, you will be responsible for assisting in the creation and development of patient centred programs such as adherence programs for Oncology and other Chronic treatments for patients across our network, whiles monitoring its impact. These will involve working with our partnered service providers such as insurance companies, hospitals and corporate bodies to support patients in accessing quality drugs and also ensuring high adherence rate amongst chronic patients. Associates will also be involved in business engagements with community pharmacies, facilitating tech assessment and onboarding of our target pharmacy network.
The Patient Support Associates, specific tasks will include;
Building and managing a pipeline of community pharmacies and communicating the business benefits of mPharma to them.
Assist with the signup and onboarding of pharmacies.
Identify new business development opportunities with Pharmacy outlets and associations.
Support the adherence projects in the areas of hospital management and staff engagement, patient data collection, data analysis.
Monitor implementation of adherence interventions at all mPharma partner provider ends.
Assist in marketing and engaging key stakeholders such as NGO’s, Corporate bodies and insurance companies on the mPharma specialty program (oncology, hepatitis and fertility).
Enrolling patients on the specialty program ensuring proper documentation and tracking of refills.
Our Ideal Candidate
An entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for mPharma’s mission to increase the accessibility and affordability of high-quality medicines
Thrives in a matrix environment which requires working with multiple teams internally (this role will liaise with our Customer Services, Technical and Purchasing teams)
Is passionate about healthcare and has a strong understanding of the dynamics of the healthcare and/or pharmaceutical industry (knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing and/or health insurance desirable)
A strong work ethic and a proactive “can do” attitude that requires minimal supervision
Capable of utilising verbal and communication skills effectively in interactions with patients, service providers and stakeholders.
Demonstrated project management skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Excel.
Strong interpersonal skills to network with new people and develop business relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders
A self-starter who can multitask while consistently producing high quality deliverables for a diverse set of concurrent initiatives
Organisation/time management skills
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or any other health related program
2+ years of professional experience (including internships)
Fluent oral and written English
This position reports to the Patient Support Lead
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Each employee receives stock options. High performance can quickly lead to a promotion and additional compensation.
If you meet the above criteria, please email your current CV and cover letter describing why you are interested in working with mPharma and how you would make a good addition to our team to [email protected] Please use the subject line “Patient Support Associate – (Your Name)”.