Specialty Consulting Pharmacist - Birmingham, AL

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This position is based in our Birmingham, AL location. The regular work hours will be an 8-hour shift between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:30 pm CST, Tuesday - Saturday. In addition there is occasional overtime, as needed, per business needs.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Verifies Specialty prescriptions; evaluates patient histories and performs drug utilization review
  • Interprets physicians' orders on Specialty medications; creates, accesses, inputs, and retrieves prescription information from the computer system and verifies whether the order is reimbursable
  • Consults with customers, patients and/or physicians regarding use of medications and potential drug interactions
  • Analyzes and investigates concerns; Provides explanations and interpretations within area of expertise
  • Provides health education and coaches consumers on treatment alternatives to assist them in best decision making
  • Identifies problems or gaps in care offering opportunity for intervention
  • Takes in-bound calls and/or places out-bound calls as dictated by consumer and business needs
  • Special projects, initiatives, and other job duties as assigned

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:
  • PharmD or Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
  • Current, unrestricted Pharmacist license in the State of Alabama
  • 2+ years of Pharmacist experience
  • Proficient computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office, Outlook and other proprietary software systems with the ability to navigate while speaking on the phone

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1+ years of Leadership experience working as a PIC (Pharmacist in Charge) or a Pharmacy Manager
  • Proficient in Microsoft TEAMS
  • Experience with Specialty and infusion therapies, Specialty disease management program, rare diseases, Oncology, REMS, and LDD programs
  • Solid inbound and outbound telephonic skills, or ability to quickly learn
  • Excellent clinical skills and judgment
  • Efficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and appropriately prioritize responsibilities
  • Great team player

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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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