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Clinical Pharmacist

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Health & Clinical Services
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240602 Requisition #

Bring your drive for excellence, teamwork, and customer commitment to Independence. Join us as we renew and reimagine the future of health care. Together we will achieve our mission to enhance the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve.

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for executing the daily activities associated with the clinical components of the pharmacy benefit.  This position reviews data, resolves issues and coordinates tasks associated with pharmacy clinical programs. This position also provides clinical support to inter-disciplinary teams to improve healthcare outcomes, ensure patient safety, recommend cost-effective medication strategies, ensure compliance, and coordinate care efficiently and effectively. 

Role Specific Job Descriptions

·       Serve as subject matter expert and provide recommendations designed to address Medicare Part D associated Stars ratings that may have cascading effects to other important measures such as, but not limited to, Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), National Committee for Quality Assurance [NCQA] Accreditation, the Quality Rating System (Commercial Exchanges) and Health Insurance Plan Rankings

·         Identify underlying drivers of performance, develop and implement plans to improve ratings by working with internal departments and exploring external solutions.

·         Present enterprise-wide ideas into structured Part D STARS meetings and recommend provider engagement strategies by supporting populating health

·         Oversee monthly Acumen Patient Safety reports and track performance against industry benchmarks. Identify negative trends and communicate to key stakeholders. Ensure any outlier reports are managed and submitted to Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) within the required timelines.

·         Review CMS opioid monitoring system (OMS) reports, Drug monitoring program (DMP) reports and internal reports. Oversee of DMP program and complete quarterly submissions for the OMS program. Coordinate activities with other departments such as Corporation Finance Investigation Department (CFID) and enrollment as needed.

·         Provide support for marketing materials related to pharmacy quality.

·         Serve as the subject matter expert and pharmacy liaison to the member help, population health, health coach and operations teams to facilitate the creation of  job aids and training materials

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy with 5 years of relevant clinical experience
  •  Active State Pharmacy License
  • At least 3 years practice managed care experience or accredited Managed Care Residency
  • Strategic, self-starter, ambitious, proactive
  • Preferred Experience
    •    Current knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacology, disease management and managed care
    •    Experience with team-based care
    •    Self-management Skills – self-motivated, organized, detail oriented and manages time and resources effectively.  Must be able to work independently in a collaborative environment, be self-directed and possess excellent organizational and time management skills
    •    Experience with STARS, Acumen and OMS submissions
    •    Computer/Technology Competency: Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Independence has implemented a “Hybrid” model which consists of Associates working in the office 3 days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) and remotely 2 days a week (Monday & Friday). This role is designated as a role that fits into the “Hybrid” model. While associates may work remotely on our designated remote days, the work must be performed in the Tri-State Area of Delaware, New Jersey or Pennsylvania.

Must have an Android or iOS device which is compatible with the free Microsoft Authenticator app.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Independence Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Independence, everyone can feel valued, supported, and comfortable to be themselves.  Our commitment to equity means that all associates have a fair opportunity to achieve their full potential.  We put these principles into action every day by acting with integrity and respect.  We stand together to speak out against injustice and to break down barriers to support a more inclusive and equitable workplace.  Celebrating and embracing the diverse thoughts and perspectives that make up our workforce means our company is more vibrant, innovative, and better able to support the people and communities we serve.

About Our Company

Serving more than 8 million people nationwide, including 2.5 million in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Health Group — together with its subsidiaries — is the leading health insurance organization in the Philadelphia region. Our mission to build healthier lives for you, your family, and your employees shapes our actions and decisions every day.

 

At Independence, we see each of our members as an individual, with unique needs and concerns. We’re dedicated to harnessing the very latest ideas and technologies to deliver access to care that meets those needs and surpasses your expectations.  For more information about Independence access our website at www.ibx.com. We’re revolutionizing health care, and our focus is on you!

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Independence Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability. 

Agency Disclaimer

All resumes submitted directly to an Independence Blue Cross employee from a vendor via email, the Internet or in any other form without a valid written search agreement in place for this position from the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies Human Resources Department will be deemed the sole property of Independence Blue Cross and the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies. Please note that no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Independence Blue Cross or the Independence Blue Cross Family of Companies as a result of the referral or through means other than our established process. 

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