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Clinical Program Manager, Pharmacist - Schaumburg, IL - Telecommute Considered

UnitedHealth Group

Schaumburg, IL
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747697 Clinical Program Manager Pharmacist Schaumburg IL Telecommute Considered

Clinical Program Manager, Pharmacist - Schaumburg, IL - Telecommute Considered (747697)

Position Description

As a Clinical Program Manager, Pharmacist you will conduct research and maintain or enhance clinical pharmacy programs. This is your opportunity to join a pharmacy team with a focus on clinical and business collaboration. You will find an incredible team culture that provides opportunities to learn and evolve every day.


In this role you will also provide leadership in the development and management of clinical programs. You will be empowered to do your best to develop the strategy and vision for product roadmaps, establish collaborative relationships with external and internal stakeholders, gather accurate requirements and evaluate product performance to enhance our mission of helping people live healthier lives.


As a part of the Clinical Programs team, the Clinical Program Manager, Pharmacist is responsible for the strategy, business case presentation, design, development, and launch of new products, product enhancements, and / or market opportunities that cut across all channels that OptumRx serves. Role will also be responsible for managing in – market Medicare Part D Opioid clinical programs. Ensures compliance with CMS opioid programs and satisfaction of clients.


Preference will be given to candidates who can work in the Schaumburg, IL location. However, telecommuter candidates will be considered.


Preference will be give to candidates who can work Schaumburg, IL office, however telecommuter candidates will be considered.


Primary Responsibilities



  • Present clinical findings and literature before National Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) committee
  • Oversee pharmacy projects from inception to completion
  • Provide responses to drug information requests
  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Identify solutions to non - standard requests and problems
  • Coach, provide feedback and guide others; acts as a resource for others with less experience
  • Work with other pharmacists and internally to support clinical utilization programs
  • Clinically research information, and provide timely feedback to requests for drug information
  • Given time - sensitive issues required by CMS and other regulatory bodies, there may be times that extended work hours are required to ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner

Program Management:

  • Ability to interpret competitive intelligence, industry and market trends, and customer feedback and devise strategies and plans for product development opportunities

  • Adapt at developing sound development business cases and cost / benefit analyses to support product development efforts

  • Ability to translate ideas into strategies, define plan for those strategies, and work cross-functionally to launch and execute on product development plans

  • Work directly across many departments and cross functional teams to design, develop and drive successful deployment of  new and enhanced programs and services

  • Support the development of market and sales strategies and value proposition

  • Navigate and influence multiple cross - functional teams in a complex, matrix work environment, which may require working across Optum and UHG business units

  • Seamlessly transition product development projects to product manager

  • Adapt departmental plans and priorities to address business and operational challenges

  • Manage cross - segment projects and initiatives that require problem solving, relationship building, influencing and analyzing

  • Works with leadership to determine appropriate success metrics with which pilots and / or general available products will be evaluated

Required Qualifications

  • Current and unrestricted pharmacist licensure (any state) 
  • PharmD or Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
  • 3+ years of experience working as a clinical pharmacist
  • 4 years of Managed Care OR Clinical Product Development/Clinical Product Management experience
  • Ability to navigate MS Office and a Windows based environment and the ability to create, edit, save, and send documents utilizing Microsoft Word
  • Ability to navigate Outlook and conduct Internet searches
  • Experience conducting clinical research and market competitive intelligence analysis

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Managed Care experience
  • Experience working with RxClaims or other similar claims adjudication system
  • PBM experience
  • Pharmacy residency experience
  • Medicare Part D experience
  • Experience with Opioid Management programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related field or MBA


  • Ability to showcase UHG’s culture and values
  • High integrity with a reputation of a trusted confidential advisor and partner
  • Naturally curious with the ability to navigate ambiguity and adjust strategies and plans accordingly
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable relationship building
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervisory oversight
  • Strong business acumen, persuasion skills and demonstrated evidence of innovative thinking and program development to make the health care system work better
  • Ability to organize and thrive in a fast-paced environment, navigating in a highly - complex, matrix environment


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 you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're 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)


*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


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: Medicare Part D, Managed Care, Pharmacist, Schaumburg, IL, Illinois, Product Development, Program Management, MBA, Auditing. QC, Regulatory, UM, Formulary


Job Details

  • Contest Number747697
  • Job TitleClinical Program Manager, Pharmacist - Schaumburg, IL - Telecommute Considered
  • Job FamilyPharmacy
  • Business SegmentOptumRx

Job Location Information

  • Schaumburg, IL
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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