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Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist (Remote)

Innomar Strategies

Innomar Strategies

Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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What you will be doing

The Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist will service outpatient specialty clinics. The pharmacist, through telephonic communication, will support patients filling with Reading Hospital Pharmacy and seen at a partnering outpatient clinic. Support may include performing follow-up evaluations, counseling on medications, assessing for any medication-related problems, and providing recommendations to prescriber. Additionally, the pharmacist will partner with other pharmacy team members to ensure access and affordability to medications. Documentation will be completed in patient’s electronic medical record (EMR). A clinical pharmacy background with an understanding of retail pharmacy operations and strong communication skills is optimal to succeed in this role.

Location: Hybrid/remote (Pennsylvania) with some onsite expectations required in West Reading, PA for training, quarterly meetings, and support as needed

Hours: Full-time, Monday-Friday with no weekends or holidays typically required

Cencora has managed and staffed the Reading Hospital Ambulatory Pharmacy inside of the 700 bed Reading Hospital since 2017. Since then, an additional 3 retail pharmacy locations were opened to serve the Reading community and outpatient provider offices.

We foster a culture where career development and training play a key role as our staff gain experience in many aspects of ambulatory and specialty pharmacy. We currently employ pharmacists in both clinical and ambulatory settings with a support staff of technicians in various roles. We are excited to welcome new team members to continue to grow our team and kickstart new careers.

Cencora employs approximately 70 associates dedicated to supporting Reading Hospital / Tower Health, delivering a full spectrum of pharmaceutical care including:

  • Meds-to-beds (concierge) prescription delivery
  • Employee prescriptions fulfillment
  • Pharmacist navigators embedded in clinics
  • Remote clinical pharmacist support
  • Dual Accredited Specialty Pharmacy with Distinction in Oncology (ACHC)
  • 340B program optimization and business analytic support
  • OTC/retail shopping experiences

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete thorough medication reconciliation.
  • Identify medication-related issues.
  • Communicate clinical recommendations to providers.
  • Provide initial and follow-up medication counseling to patients.
  • Maintain patient schedule and arrange appropriate follow-ups to assess medication safety and efficacy.
  • Anticipate and address medication questions, such as formulary product selection, product dosing, ADR's, and other considerations.
  • Act as financial advocate for patient when needed, leverage charitable foundations, state programs, and/or manufacturer programs to ensure medication affordability.
  • Prepare and submit prior authorizations, manage denials/appeals.
  • Demonstrate ability to navigate various platforms and document appropriately in EMR.
  • Cross-train to ambulatory pharmacy for purposes of remote order entry and verification.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

What your background should look like

    EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Normally requires Bachelors of Science Degree or Pharm D degree from an accredited School of Pharmacy a Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited College of Pharmacy; current, unrestricted pharmacist license through the appropriate state board of pharmacy. Also requires broad training and/or experience in the fields of business administration, sales, marketing, information technology and retail/ambulatory pharmacy. Normally requires one (1) to three (3) years of directly related and progressively responsible retail/ambulatory care pharmacy experience.

    What your background should look like:

    • PharmD degree required.
    • PGY1 residency or previous clinical experience is highly desirable.
    • Unrestricted pharmacist license in the state of PA is required. If out of state, must obtain licensure within 90 days of receiving offer letter.
    • Experience with 340B purchasing program is beneficial.

    MINIMUM SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience in Epic or similar EMR platforms.
    • Experience with retail pharmacy prescription processing and claims adjudication.
    • This role involves working with broad array of complex disease states and medical conditions; candidates should be comfortable working with clinical data, lab values, and reading/writing notes in patient medical records.
    • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
    • Ability to work quickly and accurately under time and volume constraints
    • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to resolve patient issues quickly and creatively in order to improve customer satisfaction
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytical skills

    What Cencora offers

    We provide compensation, benefits, and resources that enable a highly inclusive culture and support our team members’ ability to live with purpose every day. In addition to traditional offerings like medical, dental, and vision care, we also provide a comprehensive suite of benefits that focus on the physical, emotional, financial, and social aspects of wellness. This encompasses support for working families, which may include backup dependent care, adoption assistance, infertility coverage, family building support, behavioral health solutions, paid parental leave, and paid caregiver leave.

    To encourage your personal growth, we also offer a variety of training programs, professional development resources, and opportunities to participate in mentorship programs, employee resource groups, volunteer activities, and much more.

    For details, visit https://www.virtualfairhub.com/cencora

    Schedule

    Full time

    Affiliated Companies

    Affiliated Companies: AmerisourceBergen Services Corporation

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Cencora is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or membership in any other class protected by federal, state or local law.

    The company’s continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified individuals. Therefore, harassment is prohibited and all matters related to recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, promotions and transfers comply with equal opportunity principles and are non-discriminatory.

    Cencora is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the employment process which are consistent with legal requirements. If you wish to request an accommodation while seeking employment, please call 888.692.2272 or email hrsc@cencora.com. We will make accommodation determinations on a request-by-request basis. Messages and emails regarding anything other than accommodations requests will not be returned