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Senior Pharmacy Care Technician

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Albany
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

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.Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work. SM

As a Pharmacy Care Technician, you will interact with providers, pharmacies, and members to review and advise on medication adherence strategies and solutions. This is your opportunity to join a practice-based clinical team with a focus on clinical and business collaboration. You will find an incredible team culture that provides opportunities to learn and evolve every day.

Employees in this position will work as critical part of the Quality Field Operations team, aligning to geographical regions that care for a high volume of Medicare membership. The Pharmacy Care Technician is responsible for supporting care management related pharmacy programs with a focus on improved health outcomes.

If you reside near Albany, GA or Valdosta, GA, you will enjoy the flexibility to telecommute as you take on some tough challenges.

Note: This position requires travel to local sites, with up to 75% travel. This technician will cover an area of Albany, GA to Valdosta, GA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with an integrated health care delivery team for pharmacy related practice quality improvement
    • Discuss medication regimens and preventative screenings with members and their care givers
    • Conduct high volume outbound calls to patients, providers, and pharmacies with regards to medication adherence and other pharmacy initiatives
    • Assist patients in refilling their medications, reach out to the prescriber's office if a member requires additional refills on their maintenance medications
    • Utilize prescription claims data as well as patient interview to engage patients in taking and filling their medication
    • Clarify information as needed with patient's physician office and/or pharmacy
    • Coordinate with the Clinical Pharmacist to ensure that any discrepancies between medications are reviewed, evaluated, and clarified and patient questions are addressed
    • Assess patients for medication adherence barriers and develop a plan to maximize patients' medication success through improving or maintaining adherence to medications
    • Advise patients on alternate prescription fill strategies of retail versus mail order and options for financial assistance
    • Connect members to plan resources
    • Coordinate care to ensure members have access to the medications and services they need
    • Document member, provider, and pharmacy consultations into internal data base
    • Effectively participate in and contribute to staff meetings and other staff development opportunities and interdepartmental work groups
    • Identify areas of improvement where systems modifications could result in operational advancements and efficiencies
    • Engage with local providers and pharmacies to improve both Part D quality ratings and member outcomes
    • Other duties as assigned
      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:
      • High School Diploma / GED (or higher)
      • Current and unrestricted pharmacy technician licensure for the state of Georgia
      • 3+ years of pharmacy technician experience
      • Ability to travel up to 75% locally - the territory covered for this position is Albany, GA to Valdosta, GA
      • Reside within a 2 hour commute of Albany, GA or Valdosta, GA
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Health Plan (Managed Care) experience
        • National Pharmacy Technician Certification
        • Medicare Advantage Experience
        • 340B /FQHC Experience
        • MTM (Medication Therapy Management) experience
        • HEDIS and CMS star rating experience
          To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients, and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state, and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

          Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged, and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

          All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

          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.

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Keywords: UnitedHealth Group, Albany , Senior Pharmacy Care Technician, Professions , Albany, Georgia

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