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Clinical Pharmacist - Remote -New York

UnitedHealth Group Work From Home, GA (Remote) Full-Time
CB Est Salary: $85000 - $145000/Year

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

The Clinical Pharmacist will collaborate with providers and other interdisciplinary team members to improve the outcomes of patients with heart failure or COPD.  The Pharmacist will identify and resolve potential drug therapy problems through medication review, make recommendations to providers to optimize treatment regimens, provide patient education regarding medication use, achieve optimal medication adherence, and contribute to effective transitions of care through post-discharge medication reconciliation and review. 

If you are located in New York, you will have the flexibility to work remotely* as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Performs medication review for patients to identify medication related problems and optimization opportunities
  • Collect relevant information from various sources to understand the history and clinical status of the patient
  • Complete patient-centered assessment, considering functional status, risk factors, cultural factors, treatment goals, and health literacy
  • Assess medications for appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, and adherence
  • Develop pharmacist care plan with prioritized recommendations that are evidence-based and patient-specific
  • Implement recommendations in collaboration with the patient’s care team
  • Develop a follow-up plan to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of recommendations implemented
  • Complete medication reconciliation post-discharge for high-risk patients and provide recommendations to providers and counseling to patients transitioning from hospitals, SNFs, institutions or other high-risk patients
  • Identify discrepancies between medications on hand, discharge medication list, or other medication list provided
  • Review medication regimen for drug therapy problems that may increase risk for readmission
  • Implements and supports pharmacy & medical strategies and programs to achieve key strategic and business goals
  • Collaborates with functionally diverse teams (i.e. MD, RN, PharmD, LCSW) to achieve desired end-results and develop innovative solutions for complex problems Review medication regimen for drug therapy problems that may increase risk for readmission

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: 

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree OR 10+ years of clinical experience
  • Active, unrestricted Pharmacist License in applicable state(s) and willingness to get licensed in additional states as requested
  • Post Graduate Training (Pharmacy Residency or Fellowship) or 3+ years of equivalent clinical pharmacy experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools and other technical applications (i.e. EMRs)

New York Residents Only: The salary range for New York residents is $85,000 to $145,000 per year. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. 

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy 

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.    



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers 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 

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