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Supervisor Specialty Pharmacy Ops - Overland Pk

UHG - Overland Park, Kansas

Posted: 09/22/2018

As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the daily activities and tasks of Pharmacists / employees related to Prescription Verification, Consulting, and Prior Authorization
  • Monitors operations of business unit and actively assists and provides direction to subordinates as required using standard policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Prioritizes and coordinates work, provides leadership to and reviews the work of assigned staff
  • Maintains and reviews most effective scheduling of staff to meet the needs and goals of business unit; assigns workload to staff to meet completion dates / deadlines
  • Works to optimize standardized procedures and improve efficiency of subordinates
  • Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties and resolving problems
  • Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates
  • Analyzes, researches and prepares various reports for management on assigned topics as needed
  • Interviews, hires new employees, ensures appropriate training, conducts performance reviews, counsels employees and takes appropriate disciplinary action
  • Responsible for supervising 20-30 direct reports (Specialty Pharmacists)
  • Interprets physicians' prescriptions and creates order, accesses, inputs, and retrieves prescription information from computer system
  • Works with peers / staff from other facilities (Cypress, CA, Carlsbad, CA) to create, modify and ensure standardized procedures
  • Oversees, reviews and handles escalated issues
  • Other duties and projects as needed

Required Qualifications:
  • BS Pharmacy or Pharm D
  • Current, unrestricted Kansas Pharmacist License
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • 3+ years active pharmacist experience
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work outside of regular scheduled hours in order to meet demands of work volume
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pharm D
  • 1+ years Preferred of experience leading a team of Pharmacists
  • 1+ years Preferred Specialty Pharmacy experience
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: 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.
Job Keywords: Pharmacy Supervisor, pharmacy, healthcare, supervising, pharmacist, Overland Park, Kansas, KS

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