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UnitedHealth Group

Clinical Pharmacist - Telecommute in Alabama





Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

The Senior Community Care (SCC) Pharmacy Team provides a variety of services including Institutional Special Needs Plan (ISNP/IESNP) strategic medication adherence initiatives and clinical support for other Part D measures such as Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and Statin Use in Persons with Diabetes (SUPD). The team also supports SCC providers via clinical consultation, education, and deprescribing initiatives.

The Clinical Pharmacist will report to the Manager Clinical Pharmacist Patient Care within the Care Services department. The primary responsibility of the Clinical Pharmacist will be to perform clinical chart reviews, identify drug therapy issues, influence appropriate prescribing, and improve medication adherence. The pharmacist will lead meetings to discuss medication adherence with both internal and external ISNP/IESNP partners. The Clinical Pharmacist will be an integral part of a team of clinicians of varying disciplines working in collaboration to improve the well-being of our members.

If you are located in Alabama, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Stars Part D reporting and internal electronic medical records to identify members who are non-adherent by looking at claims, past medical history, and disease states
  • Conduct clinical chart reviews and interpret clinical information (labs, problem lists, SOAP notes)
  • Present chart review findings to corresponding APCs and work to optimize the member’s medication regimen
  • Provide education to both clinical and non-clinical internal and external partners
  • Lead meetings to review and improve medication adherence performance
  • Participate and engage on a team of other clinicians both in person and virtually
  • Participate in meetings to determine strategies to meet goals for Part D Star measures
  • Maintain Part D Star measure knowledge and incorporate new measures into strategic plan
  • Work with PBM to have inappropriately billed medications reprocessed through the member’s part D plan
  • Support projects with internal and external clinical collaborators
  • Maintain a high level of clinical knowledge of chronic disease states and changes in pharmacy practice in adult and geriatric patient populations to serve as an authoritative information source on drugs and their utilization in therapy

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience
  • Active, unrestricted pharmacy license in Alabama
  • 5+ years of pharmacy practice experience
  • 2+ years of clinical pharmacy practice experience
  • 2+ years of MTM experience
  • Experience in a clinical setting such as: managed care organization, hospital, consultant pharmacy, or long-term care pharmacy
  • Residence in Alabama

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program
  • Board Certification
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to manage multiple complex, concurrent projects
  • Ability to work independently on projects and meet project deadlines
  • Willingness to obtain pharmacy licenses if needed in restricted states
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.