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Job Category:

Pharmaceutical

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

78201

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Clinical Pharmacist - Medication Review Specialist - WellMed - San Antonio, TX

UHG - San Antonio, Texas

Posted: 08/27/2018

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)  

 

Under general supervision of the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacist-Medication Review Specialist is responsible for performing comprehensive and targeted medication management in selected patients to identify, resolve, and prevent medication-related problems. The Clinical Pharmacist documents the care delivered and communicates essential information to the patient’s primary care providers and the health care team. The Clinical Pharmacist is also focused on achieving optimal use of medications, emphasizing dosing, monitoring, identification of adverse effects, and economic efficiency to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Utilize prescription and medical claim data to generate clinical recommendations for medication management and retrospective Drug Utilization Review (DUR)
  • Provide clinical recommendations pertaining to, but not limited to, gaps in care, high risk medications, compliance and adherence, drug interactions, therapeutic substitution, and generic substitution
  • Utilize health plan’s formulary information to guide appropriate medication recommendations
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging clinical trends
  • Active participation in various clinical departmental meetings and forums to improve clinical programs, enhance processes, and share clinical information
  • Continuously look for ways to streamline and improve workflow
  • Assist with user acceptance testing for new clinical programs and system enhancements
  • Serves as a clinical resource and consultant in all areas of pharmacy and medication management
  • Supports medical management and pharmacy initiatives
  • Follow all policies and procedures related to job
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned to meet departmental objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Current Pharmacist license to practice in the applicable state or the ability to provide proof of licensure within 90 days from date of employment
  • 2+ years of experience as a clinical pharmacist inclusive of a residency in Pharmacy
  • Reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and/or patient sites within a designated area  
  • This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’s diagnosis of disease

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Board certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
  • Experience with Medicare guidelines

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to receive and comprehend instructions verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to use logical reasoning for simple and complex problem solving

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

 


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.

 

 

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