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Fulfillment Pharmacist - Carlsbad, CA

UHG - Carlsbad, California

Posted: 09/24/2018

You’re looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? OptumRx is creating an innovative approach to Pharmacy Benefit Management.  Here you'll find a professional culture where you can use your talent and our resources to make an impact on a huge scale. With better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)


As an OptumRx Pharmacist you will be expected to perform various duties related to the verification of prescription orders. You’ll have a direct impact on the lives of our members as you consult with physicians regarding medications and overall wellness. What makes your pharmacy career greater with OptumRx? You’ll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day.


*** Work Schedule: Must be flexible in working an 8 hour shift between the hours of 4:30 am – 11:30 pm Monday through Friday ***



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Verifies prescriptions
  • Takes new prescriptions and evaluates patient histories
  • Interprets physicians' prescriptions and creates orders, accesses, inputs, and retrieves prescription information from the computer system and verifies whether the order is reimbursable
  • Consults with customers, patients and / or physicians regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions
  • Conducts Quality Assurance and verifies the accuracy of all prescriptions
  • Handles drug utilization review calls
  • Reviews and approves / denies requests for prescription prior authorizations
  • Analyzes and investigates concerns
  • Provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise


  • Inspect Verify prescriptions and prescription data entered into the pharmacy computer system for accuracy
  • Utilize clinical skills to perform Drug Utilization Reviews
  • Work in the fulfillment area to provide the final quality check prior to medication being packed and shipped
  • Lift totes 5 -10 lbs
  • Basic understanding of robotic automation

Required Qualifications:

  • Pharmacist license in good standing in California
  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D degree
  • 1+ years of experience as a Pharmacist in retail pharmacy, a hospital, or managed care setting
  • Ability to navigate MS Office and a Windows based environment and the ability to create, edit, save, and send documents utilizing Microsoft Word.  Ability to navigate Outlook and conduct Internet searches
  • Must be able to work the designated shift and flexible hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience as a Pharmacist in a retail pharmacy, a hospital, or managed care setting
Careers with OptumRx. We’re one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You’ll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There’s no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing 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. In addition, employees in certain positions are subject to random drug testing.



Job Keywords: Pharmacist, Pharmacy, telephonic, call center, Pharm D, PBM, Managed Care, UHG, UnitedHealth Group, OptumRx, Carlsbad, CA, California

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