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UnitedHealth Group

Clinical Pharmacist Part Time - Oncology - Telecommute from anywhere in USA



Part Time

On Site


Houston, Texas, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members through collaboration with our board certified physicians, highly specialized clinical teams through direct influence of Optum’s product development team.

The Part Time Oncology Clinical Pharmacist will focus on providing evidence - based and clinical guidance to help implement a next - generation comprehensive specialty and oncology solutions which will successfully meet clinical, quality, and financial performance objectives. This solution will help ensure providers deliver high - quality, evidence-based and cost - efficient specialty and oncology care for our clients. As such, this newly created role requires an innovative, hands - on, action - oriented clinical expert. The position will serve as a key Oncology medicine expert dedicated to helping ensure high levels of quality, affordability, and member and provider satisfaction.

Schedule: Core schedule is 32 hours per week. Full time 40 hours per week required for training to the end of February 2023. You will go into your Core schedule of 32 hours per week starting March 1, 2023. Ability to flex up to 40 hours per week every January and February required. Monthly weekend rotations required starting in January. Multiple schedule options available.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support utilization review determinations for cancer populations, and broader case and disease management teams to achieve optimal clinical outcomes
  • Provide clinical guidance in the creation, implementation and refinement of an Oncology utilization management solution
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in evidence - based medical guidelines and help ensure all clinical relevant policies and processes are informed by the best available evidence
  • Dosage-based reviews
  • Preservice Chemotherapy Reviews
  • Post-auto-approval documentation audits
  • Initial Onboarding and Ongoing Oncology Training
  • Lead MD Clinical Audits
  • Clinical education
  • NCCN Digitization
  • Evaluate clinical and other data (e.g., quality metrics, claims & health record data, utilization data) to identify opportunities for improvement of clinical care and processes

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:

  • Licensed Pharmacist with PharmD. License must be in state of residence, current and unrestricted
  • 5+ years clinical pharmacy experience
  • 2+ years of experience administering and/or advising on chemotherapy treatment plans (utilizing/reviewing medical case notes, medication list, lab results)
  • Experience in utilization management
  • Experience working with evidence-based medicine related to Oncology (e.g., NCCN guidelines)
  • Dedicated workspace from home
  • Access to high speed internet from home (Broadband Cable, DSL or Fiber)
  • Ability to work the schedule listed in the job description

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist (BCOP)
  • Solid working knowledge of other cancer treatment plans (e.g., radiation therapy)
  • Experience working in managed care, medical care delivery systems, utilization management, case management, disease management, quality management, product development and/or peer review
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to gain credibility, influence and partner with other oncology professionals

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. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $39.47 to $70.63. The hourly range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $43.51 to $77.69. 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 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.