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Director of Pharmacy Operations / PIC - Irvine, CA - 931922

Irvine, CA 92606
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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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This role coordinates, directs, and supervises pharmacy services (including preparation and dispensing of drugs, supplies and equipment, preparation of sterile products, and clinical pharmacy services) to customers and patients in accordance with established policies, procedures, laws, and regulations that govern the practice of pharmacy. The Manager of Pharmacy Operations has responsibility for the planning, directing, or coordinating of the pharmacy department. This position also provides minor or initial counseling to staff that is required on an immediate basis. This role also serves as the back-up administrator of record for the home health care license, if the Clinical Director of Operations is not available.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Supervises, schedules, and evaluates all clinical and supportive pharmacy personnel as it relates to the clinical services provided, sterile compounding, inventory control, and purchasing
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  • Directs, coordinates, and supervises all pharmacy activities including drug preparation, sterile product preparation, dispensing, and clinical pharmacy services
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  • Ensures that all pharmacy operations, practices, and procedures meet all licensing and standards requirements established by local, state, and federal agencies as well as accrediting bodies
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  • Maintains clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy and intravenous therapy by reviewing the literature and attending in-services, seminars, and conferences
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  • Oversees the procurement of drugs, supplies, and equipment used in preparing and administering drugs
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  • Oversees the clinical services offered by the branch as theyre related to both infusion and/or specialty services provided
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  • Ensures compliance with all controlled substances related rules, regulations, and Company policies
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  • Maintains proper communication and coordination with other departments and staff
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  • Develops and participates in educational programs for the company
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  • Temporarily assumes the role of the leader for the operation of the branch in the temporary absence of the General / Branch manager
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  • Prepares justification for additional personnel, equipment, and programs
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  • Develops policies and procedures and assures compliance thereof
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  • Leads or assists branch Quality Management / Performance Improvement Program (minimum 10% of position responsibility)
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  • Reviews data for quality / performance improvement measures
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  • Analyzes data reports, identifying opportunities for improvement
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  • Participates in corporate quality / performance meetings
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  • Communicates quality activities and data review to branch
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  • Implements quality action plans to branch
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  • Evaluates results of action plans to achieve desired performance
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  • Provides orientation to new pharmacy employees to pharmacy procedures and services as required
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  • Responsible for all aspects of Pharmacy licensure, as required by the multiple states in which the branch is licensed.
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  • Oversees compliance to, and education for, all accreditation programs
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  • Monitors for compliance with all HIPAA regulations, adherence to all State and Federal regulations and laws, accrediting bodies, adherence to all infusion pharmacy accepted standards of practice, and responsible for handling complaints and/or grievance programs
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  • Monitors compliance with all manufacturer requirements as it applies to FDA REMS program requirements
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  • Provides oversight of the safety, appropriateness, and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical care provided to patients (consumers) as it relates to specialty products dispensed
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  • Monitors compliance with all manufacturer requirements as it applies to FDA REMS program requirements
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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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  • Doctor of Pharmacy or BS in Pharmacy
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  • Current and unrestricted Pharmacy license for the state of CA
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  • 3+ years of pharmacy management operations experience
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  • Willing and able to be a working manager / leader
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  • Understanding of the USP797 regulations and processes related to sterile compounding
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  • Demonstrated ability to solve mathematical problems
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  • Demomstrated ability to input assessment data into written chart format accurately and completely
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  • Availability for shared 24/7 on call coverage with other pharmacists every 3 weeks
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  • You will be provisioned with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are required to perform this role with patients and members on site, as this is an essential function of this role
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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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  • 5+ years of experience in a health care system
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  • 3+ years of Home Infusion experience
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  • Knowledgeable and proven compliance to USP800 requirements
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  • Experience in acute and chronic therapy management and ambulatory infusion suite
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  • Management and oversight of pharmacy staff experience
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  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage through uncertainty
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Careers with OptumRx. We're 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. You'll 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. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's 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:Pharmacist, PIC, Pharmacist in Charge, Pharmacy Manager, Director of Pharmacy, RPh, Pharm D, Home Infusion, Infusion Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy, Homecare, Home Health, Optum, OptumRx, Irvine, CA, California

Posted: 2021-05-22 Expires: 2021-06-21

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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