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PA Clinical Pharmacist

Date:  May 30, 2023

Any city, TX, US, 99999

Req ID:  18147


The Prior Authorization (PA) Pharmacist would facilitate efforts in the review of clinical documentation and the Preferred Drug list (PDL) to determine proper medication therapy.  

The PA pharmacist will work with internal and external stokeholds in evaluating and continually developing a strategy for Utilization Management

Your role in our mission

•    Clinical evaluation of medication therapy

•    Review Prior Authorization request from medical professions using the PDL Criteria 

•    Peer to Peer discussions with medical providers to discuss Prior Authorization reviews

•    Consultations/Interventions: work with Gainwell staff in contacting prescribers needing consultation to provide clinical information on prescribing practices that have been identified as outliers.  

Reviews prior authorizations data and determine opportunities for interventions.

•    Intervention Refinements:  Collaborates on the refinement of consultation scripting; solicits and utilizes input from those contacted toward scripting improvements.

•    Operations:  Contributes to the success of the Clinical Call Centers and Prior Authorization department by assisting with the implementation and management of both written and verbal communications to members and physicians Is available for consultation on

pharmacy-related questions and issues for others within the organization. 

•    Quality Improvement: Contributes to program improvements by using continuous quality improvement processes, by being proactive in identifying improvement opportunities and by contributing on-going consultation and collaboration with product leaders.

•    Medical/Clinical:  Upholds clinical integrity of pharmaceutical solutions by staying up to date on medication information, contributing to the identification of pharmacy program best practices, collaborating with Medical Directors, Clinical Pharmacist, and Clinical Specialty

Pharmacist to provide pharmacy expertise.

•    Other duties as assigned.  Contributes creative solutions to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness of pharmacy team.

What we're looking for

•    PharmD or B.S. in Pharmacy with relevant Specialty background  

•    Registered Pharmacist with respective State Licensure (Texas)

•    3-5 years' experience in clinical pharmacy

•    Strong verbal and written communications skills.

•    Highly skilled with Microsoft office products and ability to quickly learn proprietary systems.

•    Experience in the coordination of and collaboration of work teams preferred.

•    Ability to perform clinical reviews using relevant compendia and clinical trial data.

•    Managed care pharmaceutical service experience a plus.

•    Strong research and implementation skills in practical settings.

•    Analytical skills which can translate into practical and pragmatic recommendations.

•    Strong team orientation with respect for all members.

•    People skills are essential that allow for the successful consultation and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders who do not directly report to this job.

•    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

•    Ability to travel overnight to Austin, TX if needed

What you should expect in this role

•    Work from Home; reliable high-speed internet connectivity is required

•    Employees working-from-home may be asked to report to the office, at times, to support work efforts.

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