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Clinical Pharmacist - Irvine, CA

UnitedHealth Group

Irvine, CA
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Clinical Pharmacist - Irvine, CA(Job Number:725280)

We’re Monarch HealthCare, Orange County’s largest association of independent physicians, and a part of Optum and the growing family of UnitedHealth Group companies. We are changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. With the talent, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company behind us, there’s no telling how far we can go. Join us in creating a better future

and you’ll soon find you’re doing your life’s best work.(sm)


Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8a.m. to 5p.m., Business Hours


The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for assisting and supporting the Director of Pharmacy strategic planning, development of pharmacy initiatives related to pharmacoeconomics, utilization management, and Pay for Performance, with a focus on improved health outcomes.
The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for both direct and indirect patient care, drug therapy monitoring, formulary management, staff education, patient consultant, cost containment and serves as Pharmacy’s liaison with physicians and other health practitioners.  Interfaces with physicians and other members of the health care team in the design of treatment regimens, and serves as an authoritative information source on drugs and their utilization in therapy.
The chosen candidate will work in collaboration with the Clinical Pharmacy Team, Disease Management, Case Management, and High Risk Touch Team to ensure the successful achievement of Monarch HealthCare's vision.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work in close collaboration with the Disease Management department to provide telephonic disease state management for patients with the following chronic disease state(s): congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Asthma, Diabetes

  • Assist the Director of Pharmacy in planning,  and implementing physician education programs related to new treatment modalities for various disease states, HEDIS/P4P, CMS  Star Ratings, Medicare Part B and & D drugs, and  pharmacy utilization management best practices

  • Available and acts as a clinical/pharmacy resource for Clinical Service’s case managers including identifying high volume/high cost pharmacy utilizing members and assisting with the development of case management planning

  • Collaborates with High Risk Touch Teams to ensure effective medication reconciliation and patient education for high risk patient in order to decrease readmissions and avoidable emergency room visits

  • Participates in the inpatient readmission rounds and interdisciplinary (IDT) case management meetings

  • Maintains a working knowledge of changes in pharmacy practice, including pharmacy laws and drugs, and applies this knowledge in the performance of daily activities

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and provides additional orientation, training and skill development to internal staff and external customers on an ongoing basis

  • Participates in the Clinical Services Medical Management Team and collaborates with the Pharmacy Dept. in all strategic planning
    Counsels patients and their care givers on safe and appropriate use of drugs 

Job Pharmacy Clinical Programs
Primary Location US-CA-Irvine
Other Location 
Organization Monarch
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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