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UnitedHealth Group Home Infusion Pharmacist Special Projects - Remote with significant travel in Atlanta, Georgia

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Special Projects, Home Infusion Pharmacist position fills an important role for Optum Infusion Services, focused on enhancing the quality of compounded products for our patients and providing better health outcomes. The Special Projects Home Infusion Pharmacist will be responsible for supporting various pharmacy operations, primarily focusing on sterile compounding activities across multiple locations. This role requires a high level of expertise in sterile compounding practices and adherence to regulatory standards. This role involves working in cleanrooms and pharmacy environments where sterile compounding takes place. Travel to different locations and occasional weekend or evening work might be required based on operational needs. This position plays a critical role in maintaining the integrity of sterile compounding practices across various pharmacy settings.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Travel to different pharmacy locations to provide expertise in sterile compounding techniques and assist in addressing operational needs

  • Monitor aseptic compounding of medications in compliance with USP <797> and <800> guidelines, ensuring accuracy and safety in every preparation

  • Conduct quality assurance checks on compounded medications, verifying accuracy, potency, and sterility prior to distribution

  • Provide training to pharmacy staff on sterile compounding procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and best practices

  • Maintain accurate records of compounded medications, batch logs, and any necessary documentation required by regulatory bodies

  • Ensure adherence to all federal, state, and local regulations governing sterile compounding practices and maintain a high level of compliance within the pharmacy

  • Perform thorough review of environmental monitoring program of respective cleanrooms, ensuring adherence to all policies and procedures

  • Conduct local site assessments of garbing process, aseptic technique of staff and provide remediation support when necessary

  • Responsible for local leadership support, including acting as the pharmacist in charge and training new leadership upon hire

  • Demonstrated ability to train and influence on multiple levels

  • Support Regional Clinical Pharmacists in activities to include:

  • Pilot policy review, implementation, and training

  • Training, oversight and audit of OIS locations for regulatory inspection readiness

  • Act as a subject matter expert in the proper use and handling of sterile and hazardous medications. Compounds and handles sterile and hazardous medications in accordance with established guidelines and regulations (i.e., USP <797>)

  • Ensures compliance with all FDA, DEA, State Board of Pharmacy, OSHA and other regulatory standards. Follows all department policies and procedures. Participates in department staff meetings and other functions required in the department, maintains license, continuing education and competencies as required by the appropriate regulatory agency and department

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:

  • BS Pharmacy or PharmD degree

  • Active and unencumbered pharmacist license in good standing in the state of residence

  • 3+ years of Home Infusion and/or Sterile Compounding experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of USP<797> and <800> standards

  • Exceptional communication skills/professional presence with ability to lead and drive change

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team; excellent coaching / mentoring skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Travel averaging up to 75%, with flexibility for consecutive week travel for critical situations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree

  • Demonstrated expertise or Board Certification in one or more areas of pharmacy practice

  • Multi-state licensure

  • Accreditation experience: knowledge of standards to meet and maintain accreditation requirements (TJC, ACHC, URAC)

  • Experience with clean room design, equipment, monitoring and maintenance

  • Proven successful verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal relationship skills and problem-solving skills

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300 per year. 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.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.