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As a part of Optum, OptumCare is seeking a Vice-President, Pharmacy Services to join our leadership team. The VP of Pharmacy Services is a member of the clinical performance leadership team, and will be accountable primarily for the following:
Establish and lead the National OptumCare Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Lead strategic planning, development, and implementation of pharmacy programs
Work to support local pharmacy and clinical leadership in being successful in their markets
Start doing your life's best work with the largest care delivery organization in the world.
The Vice-President, Pharmacy Services will report to the SVP of Clinical Transformation and will be the primary interface with leadership, health plans, and state regulators in the areas of program development, utilization, and quality management of Pharmacy. The VP provides Enterprise wide oversight to ensure all pharmacy programs and activities are appropriately integrated into strategic direction and operations as well as the mission and values of the company and comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Must be able to travel 50-60%.
What makes an OptumCare organization different? We understand the significance of Value Base Care and our power as change agents to positively impact health disparities and iniquities OptumCare embraces inclusion and diversity and understands the significance of individual unique strengths and attributes. Providers are supported to practice at the peak for their license We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations
Competitive Base Salary
Annual Short-Term Incentives
Annual UHG Equity Award
Health, Dental Vision Plans
Deferred Compensation Plan
401K w/company match
Ability to travel as necessary up to 50-60% travel.
Lead and grow a team of Pharmacists and related staff Enterprise wide (anticipated to include 35-40 direct reports)
Establish and lead a national Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee
Provide leadership and oversight of all pharmacy programs and operations
Develop and support implementation of pharmacy programs across the enterprise
Manage through influence > 10 individual business units as they approach Pharmacy related services
Actively support the Clinical Affordability Portfolio team in advancing local, federated and enterprise clinical initiatives, projects, and programs; with direct accountability for successful implementation and achieving affordability targets
Develop/build strong working relationships with other departments within the company that interface with Pharmacy initiatives, as well as associated vendors
Assist contracting and network management in evaluation and establishment of enhanced capabilities for drug sourcing and pricing, and optimal site of service delivery
Represent OptumCare vision and interests within the group purchasing program, supporting work to develop enterprise capabilities
Analyze data to offer recommendations to streamline and increase efficiency in existing and related programs
Maintain strong partnership with Care Delivery Organizations to execute on enterprise Pharmacy strategy and objectives within their respective markets
Provide quality oversight to Pharmacy programs to ensure regulatory compliance
Support budget/forecast for pharmacy initiatives and implements plans to achieve budgetary goals
Performs other related duties as required
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.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree
Active, unrestricted Registered Pharmacist license in any state
5+ years of experience as a clinical pharmacist
5+ years of medical management experience with IPAs, medical groups, or HMOs
5+ years of experience in leading pharmacy staff
3+ years of experience with Medicare guidelines
Experience leading a Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics committee across multiple products and lines of business
Experience working in a highly matrixed organization and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, easily develops rapport, trust, and relationships
Experience and ability working with executives and clinicians as well as the skills to develop effective working relationships with staff in various departments
Experience working with provider relations, working within various payors environments, and risk management
Solid understanding of clinical pharmacy programs, with emphasis on program development, implementation, and delivery
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
Ability to travel as necessary up to 50-60% travel
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
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist
Board certification by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
Experience developing and implementing pharmacy affordability initiatives
Experience establishing a pharmacy and therapeutics committee
Excellent presentation skills, with experience effectively presenting information to senior leadership, including content development
Outstanding strategic planning, analytic and communications ability
Ability to work independently and within a team, excellent coaching skills
Planning and organizational skills to demonstrate leadership and initiative
Strong interpersonal skills
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.
The OptumCare Story: The Care Delivery platform is led by Dr. Wyatt Decker is at the intersection between primary care, ambulatory surgical sites and further development of specialty and ancillary networks. This platform has more than 58,000 doctors, 12,000 APCs and 1,450 neighborhood clinics across the country that work together to help over 20 million people live healthier lives. The goal is to put each person on the right course of care, and we do this by providing each patient with a care team that works together to meet the patient's needs.
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 salary range for Colorado residents is $174,600 to $332,200. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $174,600 to $332,200. 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.