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Telephonic Consulting Pharmacist - Costa Mesa, CA

UHG - Costa Mesa, California

Posted: 12/13/2018

You're looking for something bigger for your career. How about inventing the future of health care? 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)
Due to continued growth, we are looking for a customer focused pharmacist to join us as one of our newest Consulting Pharmacists in Costa Mesa! The consulting pharmacist performs various duties which support our members and internal Customer Service Advocates; consults with members regarding the use of medications, medication side effects, drug therapy, and potential drug interactions; assists customers with pharmacist - related inquiries about their orders; provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise; limited interactions with physicians and other healthcare providers.
*Consultations are primarily telephonic, with the opportunity for virtual communication.*
***Primary Shift: Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. or later. The shift includes every Saturday or Sunday, with a rotating day off during the week, and rotating holidays*** 
Primary Responsibilities:
Conducts Quality Assurance and verifies the accuracy of all prescriptions May take new prescriptions and evaluates patient histories  May need to interpret physicians' prescriptions and verify orders Consults with patients regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions Analyzes and investigates concerns Provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D degree
  • Current and unrestricted Pharmacist license for the State of CA
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working in a retail pharmacy or customer service setting as a Licensed Pharmacist
  • Basic level of experience with MS Word and the ability to type and navigate a Windows environment
  • Must be flexible and available to work the designated shift
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in a telephonic role (i.e. call center)
  • Managed Care and / or PBM experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Board certifications (i.e. Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)) or other certifications (i.e. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE))
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills


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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.
Job Keywords: Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist, PharmD, Costa Mesa, CA, California, Managed Care, PBM, Pharmacy Benefit Management

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