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Clinical Pharmacist - OptumCare - Columbia, MD

UnitedHealth Group

Columbia, MD
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745047 Clinical Pharmacist OptumCare Columbia MD

Clinical Pharmacist - OptumCare - Columbia, MD (745047)

Position Description

Are you ready for your next challenge? Discover it here at OptumHealth and help us reinvent the health system. When you contribute, 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.

As a Clinical Pharmacist you will maintain or enhance clinical pharmacy programs such as health outcomes, disease state management, care management, and other specialty programs. This is your opportunity to join a pharmacy team with a focus on clinical and business collaboration, and you will have extensive telephonic patient interaction on a daily basis! You will find an incredible team culture that provides opportunities to learn and evolve every day.


***Daily shifts can range anywhere from 8:00am - 9:00pm, Monday through Friday***


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performing MTM telephonic pharmacotherapy consultations to patients and/or prescribers promoting high quality, evidence-based, cost effective pharmaceutical care
  • Completing a comprehensive medication review of prescription and non-prescription medications with emphasis on patient assessment and counseling, safe and effective use of medications, identification of potential drug interactions, and other related activities
  • Completing pharmacotherapy assessment of patients' claims, past medical history and disease states
  • Assessing patients for medication adherence barriers and developing a plan to maximize patients' medication success through improving or maintaining adherence to medications
  • Developing a plan of care that details actions of the patient and/or prescriber based on the pharmacotherapy assessment
  • Delivering high quality evidence-based therapeutic recommendations to providers
  • Documentation of clinical consultations including the plan of care into internal data base
  • Participating in and contributing to staff meetings and other staff development opportunities and interdepartmental work groups
  • Identifying areas of improvement where systems modifications could result in operational advancements and efficiencies
  • Maintaining a high level of clinical knowledge of chronic disease states and changes in pharmacy practice in adult and geriatric patient populations to serve as an authoritative information source on drugs and their utilization in therapy
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Pharmacy degree, and active, unrestricted license to practice as a Pharmacist in the state of home residency
  • 1+ year (s) experience as licensed Pharmacist (any setting)
  • Able to interact effectively with various departments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pharm D
  • Completion of PGY1 and/or PGY2 pharmacy residency
  • Experience in managed care pharmacy or health plan
  • Experience in MTM (Medication Therapy Management)
  • Medication Therapy Management Certification
  • Geriatric patient experience

Join us and use your diverse knowledge and experience to make health care work better for our patients. Discover a path to your life's best work.(sm)


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.



Keywords: Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacist, MTM, Geriatric, HouseCalls, Columbia, Maryland, MD


Job Details

  • Contest Number745047
  • Job TitleClinical Pharmacist - OptumCare - Columbia, MD
  • Job FamilyPharmacy
  • Business SegmentOptumCare

Job Location Information

  • Columbia, MD
    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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