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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Syracuse


Position Description

What makes your pharmacy career greater with OptumRx? You'll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration that is learning and evolving every day. As a pharmacist on the Clinical and Pharmacy Operations team, you will perform various duties as it relates to therapy assessment, care planning and departmental communications to streamline efficiencies across the department.
Reporting to Branch GM and with moderate direction, this Manager will coordinate, direct and supervise pharmacy services (including preparation and dispensing of drugs, supplies and equipment, preparation of sterile products and clinical pharmacy services) for customers and patients in accordance with established policies, procedures, laws and regulations that govern the practice of pharmacy. The Pharmacy Manager has responsibility for the planning, directing, or coordinating of the pharmacy department.  This position also provides minor or initial counseling to staff that is required on an immediate basis. The role also serves as the back-up administrator of record for the home health care license, if the Clinical Director of Operations is not available.
Primary Responsibilities:
Supervises, schedules, and evaluates all clinical and supportive pharmacy personnel as it relates to the clinical services provided, sterile compounding, inventory control and purchasing
Directs, coordinates and supervises all pharmacy activities including drug preparation, sterile product preparation, dispensing and clinical pharmacy services
Ensures that all pharmacy operations, practices and procedures meet all licensing and standards requirements established by local, state and federal agencies as well as accrediting bodies (e.g. NABP, ACHC, URAC)
Maintains clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy and intravenous therapy by reviewing the literature, attending in - services seminars and conferences
Oversees the procurement of drugs, supplies and equipment used in preparing and administering drugs
Oversees the clinical services offered by the branch as their related to both infusion and / or specialty services provided
Ensures compliance with all controlled substances related rules, regulations, company policies and maintains proper communication and coordination with other departments and staff
Develops policies and procedures, and assures compliance with these
Leads branch Quality Management / Performance Improvement Program by reviewing data for quality / performance improvement measures and analyzes data reports, identifying opportunities for improvement
Responsible for all aspects of Pharmacy licensure, as required by the multiple states in which the branch is licensed
Oversight including compliance to and education for all accreditation programs including NABP, ACHC, URAC, etc.
Monitors for compliance with all HIPAA regulations, adherence to all State and Federal regulations and laws, accrediting bodies (URAC, etc.), adherence to all infusion pharmacy accepted standards of practice, responsible for handling complaints and / or grievance programs
Provide oversight of the safety; appropriateness, and effectiveness of the pharmaceutical care provide to patients (consumers) as it relates to specialty products dispensed

Required Qualifications:
BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D
Current, unrestricted Pharmacist license in your state of residency
Must possess both verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and problem solving skills
3+ years of Clinical Pharmacist experience
2+ years of experience in a management or leadership role
Strong, demonstrated working knowledge of the regulations and processes related to sterile compounding and 797 guidelines
Must be able coordinate, oversee and ensure on - call coverage (evenings and weekends); may also have to provide some backup coverage if needed
Ability to problem solve effectively with a variety of parties: patients, families, healthcare staff and physicians
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a pharmacy operations management role
Experience with home health or home infusion services
Exposure to CPR+ software
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