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Molina Healthcare Pharmacist, Clinical/MTM in United States

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary

Molina Pharmacy Services/Management staff work to ensure that Molina members have access to all medically necessary prescription drugs and those drugs are used in a cost-effective, safe manner. These jobs are responsible for creating, operating, and monitoring Molina Health Plan's pharmacy benefit programs in accordance with all federal and state laws. Jobs in this family include those involved in formulary management (such as, reviewing prior authorization requirements, reviewing drug/provider utilization patterns and pharmacy costs management), clinical pharmacy services (such as, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug regimen review, patient education, and medical staff interaction), and oversight (establishing and measuring performance metrics with regard to patient outcomes, medications safety and medication use policies).

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

Molina Clinical Pharmacists provide a clinical pharmacy outreach service to educate patients and their health care team to optimize medication related healthcare outcomes, ensure patient safety, recommend cost-effective medication strategies, and coordinate care efficiently and effectively. These pharmacists may also be involved in providing utilization management/prior authorization services.

Key duties include any or all the following:

  • Provides medication therapy management including examination of member medical records, performing a comprehensive medication review, and communicating with members and providers, including outbound calls to members to discuss their medications.

  • Reviews members' medication profiles and applies evidence-based medicine and national guidelines when creating recommendations to health care providers for optimizing the members' medication regimen.

  • Analyzes and reviews medication lists for potential patient safety problems, including drug interactions, suboptimal medication regimens, etc.

  • Promotes clinically appropriate prescribing practices based on evidence-based medicine and national guidelines through various modalities (provider/plan profiling, member drug profile reviews, medication protocols/criteria, and case-by-case intervention).

  • Researches, develops, and implements drug utilization and disease state management strategies and intervention techniques to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare.

  • Assists in coordination of care for pharmacy-related issues between members, providers and other members of the member's interdisciplinary care team, including referrals to state plan health care services.

  • Follows up with members and providers to check on progress toward meeting drug treatment goals.

  • Serves as a drug information resource to Pharmacy staff, Medical Affairs staff, and Providers.

  • Works with Health Care Services (e.g., with data manager, case managers, etc.) on member-centered interdisciplinary teams.

  • Assists Director with developing/updating policies and procedures and implementing changes to comply with state and federal regulations.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy plus 10 years of relevant experience, including clinical work, will be considered in lieu of Pharm.D.)

  • Continuing education required to maintain an active pharmacist license.

Required Experience

  • ASHP-accredited residency or 2-3 years relevant Pharmacy experience.

  • Current knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacology and disease management.

Required License, Certification, Association

Active and unrestricted State Pharmacy License for workplace and plan location.

Preferred Education

Ambulatory Care Residency

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with Medicaid and/or Medicare programs.

  • Clinical skills or pharmacotherapy expertise for MTMP-related conditions and medications.

  • Experience with team-based care.

Preferred License, Certification, Association

  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist

  • American Pharmacist's Association Medication Therapy Management Certificate Training Program certificate or equivalent.

To all current Molina employees: If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply through the intranet job listing.

Molina Healthcare offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Molina Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V.

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