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Director of Pharmacy - Tuscaloosa, AL

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

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's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)Reporting to Branch GM and with moderate direction, this Director 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 Director has responsibility for the planning, directing, or coordinating of the pharmacy department and the delivery of the product. 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. TJC, ACHC, URAC)
  • Maintain clinical skills and knowledge of pharmacotherapy and intravenous therapy by reviewing the literature, attending in-services seminars and conferences
  • Oversee the procurement of medications, supplies, and equipment used in preparing and administering medications
  • Oversee 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 analyzing's 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
  • Monitors for compliance with all HIPAA regulations, adherence to all State and Federal regulations and laws, accrediting bodies (TJC, 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 dispensedYou'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 Pharm D
    • Active, unrestricted Pharmacy license in Alabama or ability to obtain one
    • 2+ years of experience in pharmacy operations and staff management
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of the regulations and processes related to sterile compounding and 797 guidelines.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
    • Ability to coordinate, oversee and ensure on - call coverage (evenings and weekends) may have to provide some backup coverage if needed
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnithedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliancePreferred Qualifications:
      • Exposure to CPR+ software experience
      • Home infusion experience
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and problem solving skills UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status. 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.Job Keywords: Pharmacy, Pharmacist, Pharm D, Pharmacy Infusion, Home Infusion, TPN. Pharmacy Operations, Specialty Pharmacy, Tuscaloosa, AL, Alabama, Birmingham

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