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Vice President of Pharmacy Clinical Operations - Telecommute Nationwide

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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741194 Vice President of Pharmacy Clinical Operations Telecommute Nationwide

Vice President of Pharmacy Clinical Operations - Telecommute Nationwide (741194)

Position Description

Are you ready for your next challenge? Discover it here at Optum Life Sciences (OLS) and help us reinvent the health system. As one of the leaders in pharmacy data and analytics in the United States, you'll be working in a professional culture where you can use your talent and our resources to make an impact on a huge scale. When you contribute, you'll open doors for yourself that simply do not exist in any other organization, anywhere. Join us. Take this opportunity to start doing your life's best work.(sm)

As the Vice President of Pharmacy Clinical Operations you will be the major clinical support for the Life Science team.. This is your opportunity to join a 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 products including working on Value Based Contracting (VBC)agreements, Pharmacy and Therapeutic simulations, and general clinical expertise support to our many clinical offerings. 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 Life Science team, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is responsible for input into the strategy, business case presentation, design, development, and launch of new products, product enhancements, and / or market opportunities that cut across all channels that Optum Life Science serves. This role will also be responsible for presenting to our multiple clients including pharma and device manufacturers and our multiple health plan clients. This senior position will support all business development activities from developing materials to presenting concepts to clients and to making sales.

In regards to the support for our VBC team this position will help determine the clinical value of a product which will directly affect how a VBC will be designed and furthermore will dictate which products are viable for VBC. In order for VBC to work and be meaningful we need a very specific type of clinical support. VBC will need the support of an experienced managed care clinician that can interpret clinical data from a P&T perspective but also operationally understand how a P&T works

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee projects from inception to completion
  • Provide responses to drug information requests to support our Life Science team member
  • 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 clinicians across the enterprise
  • Clinically research information, and provide timely feedback to requests for drug information
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5+ years of experience working as a clinical pharmacist
  • 5+ years of PBM experience including extensive knowledge of P&T strategies and Prior Authorization guidelines and operational issues
  • 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:

  • Pharmacy residency experience
  • Managed Care experience
  • 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
  • Excellent 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 Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do 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.

Job Keywords: Value Based Contracting, Life Sciences, Pharmacy Operations, PBM, Telecommute, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number741194
  • Job TitleVice President of Pharmacy Clinical Operations - Telecommute Nationwide
  • Job FamilyPharmacy
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 50 % of the Time
  • 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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