Pharmacist - Bend, OR

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To succeed in this position, a baseline understanding of various infusion related therapies is needed. These functions include interpreting, formulating, and dispensing of infusion and/or specialty drugs for sterile compounding and/or distribution. Pharmacist clinical activities include therapy assessment, care planning and medication reconciliation as they pertain to individual patients and the appropriate monitoring for effective care and positive patient outcome. This is a dynamic work environment and requires flexibility to meet business needs and adaptability to frequent changes. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members.

This position is for a Production Pharmacist working in the Specialty Infusion Services unit within OptumRx, a UnitedHealth Group company.

*** This position is for an 8-hour shift, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 am-5 pm, plus have an on-call rotation and the potential for overtime coverage, as needed, based on business needs ***

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Reviews medication orders and evaluates appropriateness and completeness of orders with consideration given to the special needs and behaviors of the specific age group served
  • Verifies all prescriptions not directly received from the prescriber or physician's agent
  • Provide oversight of the safety; appropriateness, and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical care provide to patients (consumers) as it relates to specialty products dispensed
  • Assesses the patient at the initiation of drug therapy, develops a patient care plan and drug monitoring regimen and monitors the patient according to the care plan throughout the course of therapy
  • Communicates with the patient, physician, nursing staff, other pharmacists and other members of the health care team regarding patient status, response to therapy and clinical objectives to ensure clinical outcomes are met
  • When required, compounds intravenous and specialty pharmaceuticals in an aseptic fashion according to established State Board of Pharmacy, Federal, USP sterile guidelines and company policy. Knowledgeable of the proper use and handling of both sterile and hazardous medications. Compounds and handles sterile and hazardous medications in accordance with established guidelines and regulations
  • Ensures compliance with all FDA, DEA, State Board of Pharmacy, OSHA and other regulatory standards. Follows all department policies and procedures
  • Provides indirect oversight of pharmacy technician and pharmacy support staff


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Pharmacy or PharmD degree
  • Pharmacist license in good standing in the current state of residence
  • 2+ years of practicing Pharmacist experience working in in home infusion, hospital, or related healthcare environment
  • Solid drug product and clinical pharmacy knowledge
  • Ability to fill medication orders accurately and in a timely manner
  • Experience working independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to take call after hours, weekends and holidays as scheduled
  • Computer and typing proficiency, including MS Word
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience developing or operationalizing medication clinical guidelines
  • Experience working within a managed healthcare system
  • Home Infusion experience
  • Knowledgeable in various infusion related therapies and ability to work through the complexity of therapy related orders


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)

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UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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