Staff

We challenge our professional staff to grow and flourish both professionally and educationally. We encourage our staff members to work in collaboration with the local medical community to seek new and innovative care opportunities to improve our patients’ lives.

Jayhawk works with every patient, their family and their life circumstances to ensure the proper level of care. We are a nimble organization with the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to patients’ changing healthcare needs.

Meet our staff (scroll to view all or choose the link to view only by location): 

Jayhawk is a locally owned and nationally recognized Durable Medical Equipment Provider and Community Pharmacy.  We offer a family friendly work environment with flexible hours.  Pay commensurate with experience and enthusiasm.

Current Open Positions:

Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist

Jayhawk Pharmacy and Patient Supply is seeking a highly motivated Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist. 

This customer focused position will be responsible receiving customer requests and ensuring compassionate patient care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting of patients to help determine their respiratory or durable medical equipment needs
  • Helping patients fulfill those needs or referring them to most qualified staff member
  • Answering phones and patient emails
  • CPAP set up and patient education upon orders from Sleep Labs
  • Follow up with CPAP/sleep apnea patients to ensure comfort and compliance and report to prescribing physician
  • Provide CPAP resupply of mask, filters, tubing, and related needs
  • Provide patient education and instruction of noninvasive ventilators, stationary and portable oxygen systems, and pediatric apnea monitors
  • Rotating call schedule (which generally never happens)

Position requires knowledge of a variety of respiratory care modalities, excellent communication skills and a willingness to grow with our company.

Benefits include:

  • No evening, night, weekend or holiday shifts
  • 8-5 Monday through Friday
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous PTO and vacation package

Please forward resume to Mike Conlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your availability to schedule interview.

Jayhawk Pharmacy and Patient Supply has been voted BEST OF TOPEKA 2018 and 2019.  Come join the best!

 

Administration

Mike Conlin

Mike Conlin, RPh, FIACP, FACA, CEAC, FACVP

Business Owner and Pharmacist

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Location: Jayhawk Patient Supply on 6th Avenue
Degrees and certifications:

gray arrow Registered Pharmacist (RPh)
gray arrow Fellow International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (FIACP)
gray arrow Fellow American College of Apothecaries (FACA)
gray arrow Certified Environmental Accessibility Consultant (CEAC)
gray arrow Certified Menopause Educator, North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
gray arrow Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Certified
gray arrow Fellow American College of Veterinary Pharmacists

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Cathy Conlin

Cathy Conlin, RN, BSN, CPed, CFm

Billing Director, Patient Intake Director

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Location: Jayhawk Patient Supply on 6th Avenue
Degrees and Certifications:

gray arrow Registered Nurse
gray arrow Bachelor of Science, Nursing
gray arrow Certified Pedorthist (CPed)
gray arrow Certified MastectomyFitter (CFm)

Cathy Coates Conlin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She subsequently moved to Colorado with her family and attended the University of Southern Colorado at Pueblo. This university experience established the foundation for Cathy’s acceptance to the Stormont Vail School of Nursing, graduating in 1980 as a Registered Nurse. Her career path in nursing offered her the opportunity to work in the Emergency Department at St. Francis Hospital for 13 years.

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Community Pharmacy

Tara Sage

Tara Sage, RPh

Pharmacist

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Location: Jayhawk Pharmacy at Mission Woods
Degrees and Certifications:

gray arrow Registered Pharmacist
gray arrow Medicine Therapy Managment (MTM) Certified

Tara is the Pharmacist in Charge at Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1998 and has worked in the Topeka community since then. Tara has been a member of the team at Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply since 2011, currently serving as the Director of Pharmacy Services.

Tara oversees pharmacy patient care including Medication Therapy Management, medication synchronization and consolidtaed medication packagine to improve medication compliance.

Michaela Schiffelbein

Michaela Schiffelbein

Pharmacy Technician

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Location: Jayhawk Pharmacy at Mission Woods

Michaela began working for Jayhawk Pharmacy in December 2018. She is currently a pharmacy technician and has been accepted to the KU School of Pharmacy (fall 2019).

 

Compounding Pharmacy

 

Patient Supply

Paige Conlin

Paige Conlin, RRT, CFm

Respiratory and Healthcare Technology Manager

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Location: Patient Supply on 6th Avenue
Degrees and Certifications: 

gray arrow Registered Respiratory Therapist
gray arrow Certified Fitter—Mastectomy (CFm)

As a licensed respiratory therapist, Paige brings a high level of professionalism and compassion to customers with all manner of respiratory needs. Paige earned her degree from Washburn University in 2012. And in 2017, Paige gained certification as a mastectomy form fitter. This means clients get expertise as well as empathy and sensitive guidance when selecting and fitting with mastectomy forms and bras.

Paige has been a friendly, helpful face around Jayhawk Pharmacy & Patient Supply since 2003. Having grown up in the business, she has served customers at the refill counter, as a pharmacy technician, in patient care services and as a delivery driver before advancing her education and career to include respiratory therapy from Washburn University and mastectomy form fitting.

When not at work, Paige is happily planning her September 2019 wedding and enjoying her fiance, Jared, and their two dogs, Gus and Bernard.

Bonnie Haggard

Tama "Bonnie" Haggard, CPC, QMC, QMPOC

Billing Coordinator

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Location: Jayhawk Patient Supply on 6th Avenue

Bonnie is an experienced professional in many areas of healthcare billing and insurance: 

gray arrow Consulting Services CPC, QMC, QMPOC
gray arrow Billing Management
gray arrow AR Management—problem denials, recurring denials and appeals
gray arrow EDI and clearinghouse management
gray arrow Software management and updates
gray arrow Managing billing companies in a provider setting
gray arrow Insurance updates, requirements and maintenance
gray arrow Credentialing services and point of contact with provider representatives
gray arrow Staff training software, insurance requirements, prior authorizations, insurance updates, billing, notes
gray arrow Providers note review, insurance requirements with regard to billing requirements, correct and complete notes, correct coding and billing

Since 2004—billing
Since 2004—Podiatry and DME billing/credentialing/insurance
Since 2009—consulting
Since 2014—credentialing , chiropractic and general practice billing/insurance
Since 2017—pain management billing, credentialing and insurance

Garry Kahre

Garry Kahre

Clinical Patient Services Representative, Inventory Manager

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Location: Jayhawk Patient Supply on 6th Avenue

Garry was born and raised in Wichita, Kan., and moved to Topeka in 1979. He attended Friends University, Independence Community College, Wichita State University, and received BFA from Washburn University. Garry was Project Administrator for Wichita Urban Renewal and an independent contractor for 20 years. He worked for Jostens Year Book as a production artist and was employed by Adams Business Forms as a department supervisor.

Gary also taught in USD 501 as substitute and full time art teacher. During all these phases of employment, he has been an award winning exhibiting artist.

He is the father of three daughters, grandfather of 11, honorary grandfather of two, great-grandfather of two.

Randi LoBurgio

Randi LoBurgio, RN, BSN

Patient Intake and Insurance Qualifications Director

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Location: Jayhawk Patient Supply on 6th Avenue

Randi is a registered nurse with 10 years of experience in pediatric and neonatal intensive care nursing. She joined the Jayhawk family in 2014 as the company’s clinical services liaison, collaborating with a variety of patient health coordinators and insurance companies to ensure best patient care and eligibility of coverage. Randi enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Sam, also a registered nurse specializing in oncology care, and her two sons, Tristan and Carter. Tristan loves being big brother to his new little brother, Carter, and playing organized basketball, baseball and soccer. 

Best of Topeka 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of Topeka 2018
Jayhawk Pharmacy Staff Mike and Tara

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