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Clinical Pharmacist - Tuscaloosa, Alabama - 916323

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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    916323
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If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doingyour life's best work.(sm)

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To succeed in this position, a baseline understanding of various infusion related therapies is needed. These functions include interpreting, formulating, and dispensing of infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care and positive patient outcome. This is a dynamic work environment and requires flexibility to meet business needs and adaptability to frequent changes. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members.

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This is a Pharmacist role for the Specialty Infusion Services unit within OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group company.
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"The standard work schedule will be Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 6pm. Variable shifts - Shift can be from 8:30amto 5:30pm or 9am to 6pm. Ability to be on call 1 week every 8 weeks.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Reviews medication orders and evaluates appropriateness and completeness of orders with consideration given to the special needs and behaviors of the specific age group served
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  • Verifies all prescriptions not directly received from the prescriber or physicians agent
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  • Provide oversight of the safety; appropriateness, and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical care provide to patients (consumers) as it relates to specialty products dispensed
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  • Assesses the patient at the initiation of drug therapy, develops a patient care plan and drug monitoring regimen and monitors the patient according to the care plan throughout the course of therapy
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  • Communicates with the patient, physician, nursing staff, other pharmacists and other members of the health care team regarding patient status, response to therapy and clinical objectives to ensure clinical outcomes are met
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  • When required, compounds intravenous and specialty pharmaceuticals in an aseptic fashion according to established State Board of Pharmacy, Federal, USP<797> and <800> sterile guidelines and company policy. Knowledgeable of the proper use and handling of both sterile and hazardous medications
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  • Compounds and handles sterile and hazardous medications in accordance with established guidelines and regulations
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  • Ensures compliance with all FDA, DEA, State Board of Pharmacy, OSHA and other regulatory standards
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  • Follows all department policies and procedures
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Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D degree
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  • Active, unrestricted Pharmacist license in AL
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  • 2+ years of professional Pharmacist experience
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  • Soliddrug product and clinical pharmacy knowledge
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  • Knowledgeable in various infusion related therapies and ability to work through the complexity of therapy related orders.
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  • Ability to fill medication orders accurately and in a timely manner
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  • Must be able to work on-call after hours, weekends and holidays as scheduled
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  • Computer and typing proficiency including MS Outlook and Word
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  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • 3+ years of practicing Pharmacist experience working in a home infusion, hospital, or related healthcare environment
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  • Experience developing or operationalizing medication clinical guidelines and/or formulary development
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  • Experience working within a managed healthcare system
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Careers with OptumRx. Were one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here youll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, youre empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. Youll 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. Theres no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your lifes best work.(sm)

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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.

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: Specialty pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, specialty drugs, sterile compounding, pharmacist,Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

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Posted: 2021-03-11 Expires: 2021-05-09

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