Clinical Pharmacist - Optum Kansas City

UnitedHealth Group
Quivira, Kansas, US
Closing date
Aug 22, 2022

View more

Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
Health System
Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Optum New Mexico is seeking a full-time Clinical Pharmacist to join our team in beautiful Kansas City. At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing Physician-led care locally.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee and perform process of medication reconciliation within 30-day time frame of Medicare Advantage patient discharge from an inpatient facility
  • Emphasis on providing communication with PCP to resolve any discrepancies
  • Evaluate MA patient medications for appropriateness, safety, effectiveness, adherence and cost
  • As time permits, performs in depth poly pharmacy evaluations, indications, renal/hepatic dosing, adherence, drug interactions
  • Assists with development of new program building
  • Collaborate with other care providers in the effective sharing of practice expertise. Communicate clinical information timely, accurately, thoroughly and appropriately to other providers of patient care. Review medication regimens; adjust medications based on protocol, give recommendations of medication therapy to prescribers.
  • Work providing direct patient care to patients in clinical areas as identified. Work includes review of medication regimens, adjustment of medications based on protocols, recommendations of medication therapy to prescribers. Additional patient education and support is expected.
  • Document clinical care in a timely manner. Code and bill accurately per established protocol and procedure. Ensure that records are detailed and complete, and comply with related standards and regulations.
  • Future opportunity to participate in chronic disease state management for endocrine diseases, hypertension and heart failure.

What makes an Optum organization different?
  • Practice at the peak of their license
  • We recognize that if you want to provide good care and do it well, you can't do it alone - this is the foundation of the team-based care model
  • The culture is one of clinical innovation and transformation
  • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community or our local organizations

Compensation & Benefits Highlights
  • Med/Den/Vis, STD, LTD, United Health stock options
  • Excellent PTO package
  • Generous retirement program including employer funded contributions (401K)
  • Optum Kansas City

We are happy to call Kansas City home. With the "best BBQ in the Country" Lively night life local music and a history deeply rooted in the origination of Jazz and the blues as we know it. Kansas City is a wonderful place to work and call home.

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:
  • Current Kansas/Missouri Pharm. D License or acquired prior to start
  • 3+ years clinical pharmacy experience in working face to face with physicians and health care providers in hospital or ambulatory care
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualifcations:
  • Completion of an American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) Accredited Residency
  • Experience in providing patient care under a Global Risk/Medicare Advantage Model
  • Fluency in EMR systems & technology

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert