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Clinical Pharmacist - Formulary Pharmacist - San Antonio, TX

UnitedHealth Group

San Antonio, TX
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752646 Clinical Pharmacist Formulary Pharmacist San Antonio TX

Clinical Pharmacist - Formulary Pharmacist - San Antonio, TX (752646)

Position Description

Under general supervision of the Director of Clinical Pharmacy, the Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for the general oversight of medication management activities for all WellMed clinics to meet our Joint Commission Accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home Certification. The Clinical Pharmacist is also responsible to follow processes to improve patient care with regards to medication management and have oversight of the medication purchasing across all WellMed clinics.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Participate in formulary development and maintenance for the clinics; ensure alignment with health plan’s formulary guidance
  • Provide clinical support and drug information to employed providers
  • Coordinate the development of system-wide standards related to medication use policy across all WellMed clinics
  • Perform periodic drug use evaluation (DUE) to ensure appropriate use of medications
  • Research new prescription drugs or new applications of existing drugs and develops drug use guidelines, and communicate findings to providers
  • Assist in development of Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Conduct comprehensive review of new drugs or new indications for new drugs, and present findings to the Clinical Health and Safety committee
  • Provide quality oversight to various programs to ensure regulatory compliance and continuous process improvement
  • Provide clinical oversight and guidance to clinical staff regarding medications
  • Create policies and procedures regarding medication samples, stock medications, and medication administration within the clinics
  • Develop educational materials and mentoring training programs within area of expertise
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in medication management and clinical quality
  • Utilize prescription and medical claim data to generate clinical recommendations according to Medication Therapy Management and Retrospective Drug Utilization Review program protocols
  • Provide clinical recommendations pertaining to, but not limited to, gaps in care, high risk medications, compliance and adherence, drug interactions, therapeutic substitution, and generic substitution
  • Knowledgeable of current and emerging clinical trends
  • Active participation in various clinical departmental meetings and forums to improve clinical programs, enhance processes, and share clinical information
  • Continuously look for ways to streamline and improve workflow
  • Assist with user acceptance testing for new clinical programs and system enhancements
  • Serves as a clinical resource and consultant in all areas of pharmacy and medication management
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned to meet departmental objectives
Required Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Current Pharmacist license to practice in the applicable state or the ability to provide proof of licensure within 90 days from date of employment
  • 2 or more years’ experience as a clinical pharmacist
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Planning and organizational skills to demonstrate leadership and initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team
  • Strong analytical and PC operation skills
  • Experience working with clinic operations, provider relations, working within various payor environments, and risk management
  • Ability to travel as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
  • Certification in Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Experience with Medicare guidelines

Careers with WellMed. Our focus is simple. We're innovators in preventative health care, striving to change the face of health care for seniors. We're impacting 240,000+ lives, primarily Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We've joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness. Our providers and staff are selected for their dedication and focus on preventative, proactive care. For you, that means one incredible team and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.SM

This position requires Tuberculosis screening as well as proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis through lab confirmation of immunity, documented evidence of vaccination, or a doctor’sdiagnosis of disease.

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: Formulary, JCAHO, Ambulatory Care, Clinical Management, Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacist, Medication Therapy Management, MTM, SOP, San Antonio, TX, Texas

Job Details

  • Contest Number752646
  • Job TitleClinical Pharmacist - Formulary Pharmacist - San Antonio, TX
  • Job FamilyPharmacy
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • San Antonio, TX
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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