Clinical Pharmacist - Specialty Pharmacy - Baton Rouge - Full Time
Employment Type: Full-Time
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This job maintains and ensures complete and appropriate drug therapy in a multidisciplinary pharmaceutical care environment. Assumes responsibility for the management of pharmacy services with the goal of ensuring the patient receives complete and appropriate drug therapy and improving patient outcomes. Provides drug information to patients and healthcare providers. Works to resolve prior authorizations and all insurance billing on behalf of the patient and provider. Oversees the Patient Advocate team. Performs drug utilization review and checks for appropriateness. Works with Specialty Fulfillment team to ensure complete and timely receipt of medications and compliance with drug therapy.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.
Required - Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Preferred - Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Completion of a PGY1 or PGY2 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Required - None
Preferred - 2 years experience as pharmacist
Experience in specialty pharmacy
Required - License to practice Pharmacy by the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy
Preferred - Multi-state licensure
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
* Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process.
* Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
* Strong interpersonal skills.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office.
* Performs patient assessment and care.
* Performs prior authorization and insurance resolution services.
* Oversees the Patient Advocate team.
* Communicates with patients, providers, and caregivers.
* Assumes responsibility for professional development and continued education.
* Participates in special projects/ committees as needed.
* Maintains documentation relative to job.
* Maintains and fosters an environment of teamwork and engagement.
* Performs all job duties in accordance with company Specialty Pharmacy policies and accrediting bodies.
* Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
* Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.
The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases. There is potential to encounter hazardous medications and hazardous waste.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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