When it comes to providing new hope and a new path to wellness, specialty pharmacy companies like Avella fill a unique and important role. Avella, now part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is bringing breakthrough medications, innovative clinical pharmacy programs and technological tools to providers and their patients across the nation. We create a viable level of access to many of the newest, most advanced medications in addition to a suite of tools that include mobile apps, text messaging tools and smart pill bottles. Whether you bring a clinical or business background to our opportunities, you can be sure that you'll be making a meaningful contribution to important solutions and services. Find out more about how you can start doing your life's best work.SM The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the management of tolvaptan patients, therapy used for autosomal polysystic kidney disease (APKD) and funded by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Under the direction of the Pharmacist-in-Charge, the clinical pharmacist is responsible for managing a tolvaptan patient population per the contract with Otsuka. The clinical pharmacist will also serve as a liaison between physicians, patients and Avella staff to ensure optimal patient care. The pharmacists responsibilities include patient telephonic contact, documentation of interactions, coordination of care with providers, and working with Avella operational staff to ensure compliance with medication REMS, data, and clinical management. The role of the Pharmacist is to manage all of the clinical programs administered by Avella Mail Order Facility. The role of the Pharmacist is dedicated to day to day workflow and productivity metrics with primary goals designed to deliver on sales/marketing message(s). The lead clinical Jynarque pharmacist will also be responsible for all scheduling and management of the Otsuka team located in Phoenix. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide pharmacy care to APKD patients per Avella’s SOPs
- Provides pharmacy services to patient and medical practitioners. Fills prescriptions, dispenses medicines, counsels patients and medical practitioners regarding the nature and use of drugs
- Acts as primary operational pharmacist completing verification of data and product on rotating schedule
- Provides answers to clinical questions from inbound callers and pharmacy support staff
- Completes outbound calls to patients and medical practitioners related to necessary clarification of prescriptions
- Assists with medication therapy management patient consultations
- Oversees the preparation and dispensing of prescription medications to patients or medical practitioners
- Oversees the preparation of all necessary records on prescriptions, patient charges
- Follows established policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
- Knowledge of the use, clinical effects, and composition of drugs, including their chemical, biological, and physical properties
- Required to complete examination and obtain pharmacist license(s) in additional states as required supporting mail order operations
- Additional tasks may be assigned upon discretion of pharmacist in charge
- Availability to staff Saturday business hours and provide on-call coverage at Deer Valley facility on rotating basis
- Pharmacist 1 (Operations) requires an average 45 hour work week
- Perform yearly evaluations on all direct reports per companion policy
- Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or Doctorate of Pharmacy
- Pharmacy license in good standing in the state in which they are practicing
- 3+ years of experience as a licensed Pharmacist
- The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
- Ability to supervise support staff and ensure an efficient work flow
- Ability to work accurately in a fast paced environment
- Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
- Commitment to company values and the ability to be a strong team player
- Must possess a professional appearance and possess excellent communication skills
- Ability to look at prescriptions for extended periods of time and ensure accuracy in the input and filling of the prescription and make corrections if needed
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