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Specialty Consulting Pharmacist - Carlsbad, CA

UHG - Carlsbad, California

Posted: 08/28/2018

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)



This position is based in our Carlsbad, CA location. The regular work hours will be an 8 hour shift between the hours of 10:00 am - 7:00 pm PST, Monday-Friday plus Saturday rotation coverage with a day off during the week. However, candidates must be available to work between the hours of 5:00 am – 7:00 pm PST as assigned and overtime as needed per business needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Verifies Specialty prescriptions; evaluates patient histories and performs drug utilization review

  • Interprets physicians' orders on Specialty drugs; creates, 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

  • Analyzes and investigates concerns; Provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise

  • Provides health education and coaches consumers on treatment alternatives to assist them in best decision making

  • Identifies problems or gaps in care offering opportunity for intervention

  • Takes in-bound calls and / or places out-bound calls as dictated by consumer and business needs

  • Special projects, initiatives, and other job duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • PharmD or Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy

  • Current, unrestricted Pharmacist license in the State of California

  • 2+ years of Pharmacist experience

  • Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office, Outlook and other proprietary software systems with the ability to navigate while speaking on the phone 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Specialty drugs, Specialty disease management program, Oncology, REMS, and LDD programs

  • Strong inbound and outbound telephonic skills, or ability to quickly learn

  • 1+ years of Leadership experience working as a PIC (Pharmacist in Charge) or a Pharmacy Manager

  • Excellent clinical skills and judgment

  • Efficient written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to work under pressure and appropriately prioritize responsibilities

  • Great team player


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company 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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