The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for providing pharmaceutical education and clinical recommendations to current customers through multiple communication channels for injured claimants with acute or chronic occupational and other health related conditions. The Clinical Pharmacist will participate in developing and maintaining cost-effective programs and strategies to provide value added services to both current and future customers. The Clinical Pharmacist will also be educated in all aspects of chronic non-malignant pain and associated disease states, as well as understand the Official Disability Guidelines, state workers’ compensation guidelines and current medical and pharmaceutical health related trends.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responsible for performing various levels of drug utilization reviews (DURs), drug information questions, clinical audits, presentations, physician intervention letters, and other clinical duties as needed.
Performs clinical research and uses professional judgment when communicating with customers (internal and external).
Provides clinical consultation for “Ask-A-Pharmacist” phone or email inquiries.
Actively participates in our clinical oversight committee to develop and manage customer specific formularies based on clinical and state specific guidelines.
Maintains compliance with all pharmacy federal and state legal requirements. May require becoming licensed in other states as a consultant pharmacist.
Collaborates with other departments across the enterprise as well as provide direct support for customers in conjunction with sales and clinical team as required.
Provides clinical guidance and support to Clinical Services coordinators as required.
Collaborates with diverse team of Clinical Nurses and Medical Director as required. Maintains a professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
Researches and develops written pharmaceutical communications including clinical alerts, customer presentations, white papers and other correspondence to update and educate both internal and external parties.
Mentors pharmacy interns and students during experiential rotations.
Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality under requirements of federal and state law, including HIPAA, and in accordance with PMI Policy.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.
Education, Training and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy or PharmD from an accredited university.
At least one year experience working as a Registered Pharmacist in Ohio.
Pharmacist license must be in current active standing in State of Ohio.
Must complete all training and/or maintenance for licensure/certification
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
Developed knowledge of basic pharmacy operations, rules and regulations.
Ability to apply clinical knowledge and experience in a non-patient contact care setting.
Strong oral and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills, including well-developed customer service skills.
High degree of initiative and independent judgment.
Well-developed analytical and problem solving abilities.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to organize, prioritizes tasks, consistently meets deadlines and engages in a variety of tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility and capability to handle multiple changes.
Ability to learn new processes quickly.
Able to interact as a team member and collaborate with other healthcare professionals and business colleagues.
Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations
Active Registered Pharmacist license in the State of Ohio
Professional training in pain management or equivalent clinical experience.
Previous 2-5 years of experience working in pharmacy benefit management or managed care environment.
Nature of work requires an ability to hear and communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Exchanges information and collects, compiles and prepares work documents operating standard business office equipment. Uses vision to view screens and create and review documents. Must be able to use a computer keyboard effectively.
Occasional travel required.
Work performed in a general office environment. Requires sitting for long periods of time, standing, and walking; may occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. May require flexibility to adjust work schedule or work extended hours during peak periods.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities. The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities. Duties or skills required for the job are subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absence or to equalize peak workload periods. Duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.
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