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Clinical Pharmacist Drug Intelligence Schaumburg IL or Irvine CA

Position Description

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Drug Intelligence Clinical Pharmacist will be responsible for the research of new and existing medications and the evaluation of medical literature. The Drug Intelligence Clinical Pharmacist will be responsible for the provision of drug intelligence services including but not limited to Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee support and clinical (internal and external) communications related to P&T matters. The chosen candidate must be willing to work in both a team environment and also work well independently. The chosen candidate must be willing to support tasks and projects outside of standard duties.

*** This position can be based in either our Chicago, Illinois office or our Irvine, California office. ***

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The ideal candidate possesses strong clinical, written, and verbal communication skills. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain new drug monographs and therapeutic class reviews
  • Participate via phone or in person in P&T committee meetings and facilitate client and internal P&T committee processes
  • Oversee projects from inception to completion
  • Continuously look for ways to streamline and improve the quality of drug information processes
  • Provide responses to drug information requests
  • Be aware of current and emerging trends in clinical information, treatment guidelines and formulary review strategies
  • Assist in training and mentoring of pharmacy residents, students, and interns
  • Other activities as determined by the Sr. Director, Drug Intelligence or Manager, Pharmacy & Therapeutics



Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Pharmacy or Pharm D
  • A current, unrestricted Pharmacist license in the state of California or Illinois
  • 6+ months experience working as a Pharmacist in a Clinical setting (ie, hospital, PBM, Health Plan, Outpatient Clinic, LTC)
  • 2+ years of experience working as a licensed pharmacist
  • Experience assessing and evaluating clinical research
  • Computer proficiency at the intermediate level and experience with MS Office (Specifically with Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PharmD
  • Experience working within a PBM or Managed Care
  • Successful completion of a Pharmacy Residency program
  • Additional certifications in any areas of specialty (i.e. oncology, HIV, pain management, psychiatry, etc.)



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)

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: Clinical Pharmacist, Staff Pharmacist, Research, P&T, Irvine, CA, California

Clinical Pharmacist Drug Intelligence Schaumburg IL or Irvine CA

Schaumburg, IL
Full Time

Published on 06/13/2019