Pharmacist - Medication Therapy Management

Job ID: J124655
Company: Highmark Inc
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jun 11, 2018

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Description

JOB SUMMARY

This job works with Medicare Advantage customers who meet certain eligibility criteria to optimize their medication therapy.  For those who meet eligibility criteria, the incumbent performs a comprehensive medication review (CMR).  This involves talking with patients to review their entire list of medications on file, updating records to ensure current data, discussing any issues or problems related to those medications, and making recommendations based on clinical expertise.  At times, the incumbent may contact physicians to discuss gaps in care discovered during the CMR, i.e. adherance issues, duplications in therapy, etc. and make recommendations. Sends a written report to the primary physician for their records, for all CMRs.  

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Complete CMR (comprehensive medication review) for eligible Medicare Advantage members.  This involves contacting patients telephonically to review current list of medications on record, ensure record is up to date, discuss problems/issues with medications, and make recommendations based on clinical expertise.  
  • Contact physicians via phone to discuss gaps in care identified through CMR (comprehensive medication review) such as adherance issues, duplication in therapy, etc.  Use clinical judgement to provide recommendations to physicians.
  • Create written reports summarizing the CMR (comprehensive medication review) to send to physicians.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION
 

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
  • Doctorate in Pharmacy (PharmD)

EXPERIENCE

Required

Required experience can be reduced from 3-5 to 1-2 years if the candidate completed a clinical residency program

  • 3 - 5 years in Pharmacy

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

Required

  • Registered Pharmacist

Preferred

  • MTM Certification

SKILLS

Required

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills
  • Telephone Skills
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Compliance
  • Collaborative Problem Solving

Preferred

None

Language (Other than English)

None 

Travel Required

0%  - 25%

PHYSICAL. MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-Based

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required 

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Rarely

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement: This position adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
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