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UnitedHealth Group Pharmacist Supervisor of Pharmacy Operations - Mesa, AZ in Mesa, Arizona

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. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

As one of the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States, UnitedHealth Group provides a professional culture where you're empowered and encouraged to exceed the expectations of our members, with better schedules than retail and more reach than any hospital.

We are seeking an experienced, analytical and motivated Pharmacist Supervisor of Pharmacy Operations to lead a team of Pharmacists in the Mesa, AZ office. In this fast-paced role, you would manage Pharmacists to oversee and direct pharmacy set up of initial supplies and workflow processes. Position will ensure productivity of initial automation line testing and work to improve current processes. Bring your pharmacy and supervision experience to a company that recognizes your contributions and encourages employee advancement.

This is a brand new site for OptumRx! The ideal candidate will have the ability to work an 8-hour shift, during initial hours of operation, which are Monday - Friday between 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM, plus occasional additional hours as needed and flexibility.

You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the daily activities and tasks of Pharmacists (full time/per diem) and Inventory employees (approximately 20-25 direct reports overall) related to fulfillment of prescription orders and pharmacy set-up operations

  • Monitors operations of business unit and actively assists and provides direction to subordinates as required using standard policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Prioritizes and coordinates work, provides leadership to and reviews the work of assigned staff

  • Provides guidance and collaboration with leadership team, including all site supervisors

  • Maintains and reviews most effective scheduling of staff to meet the needs and goals of business unit; assigns workload to staff to meet completion dates / deadlines

  • Works to optimize standardized procedures and improve efficiency of subordinates

  • Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties and resolving problems

  • Prepares composite reports from individual reports of subordinates

  • Analyzes, researches and prepares various reports for management on assigned topics as needed

  • Interviews, hires new employees, ensures appropriate training, conducts performance reviews, counsels employees and takes appropriate disciplinary action

  • Supervising direct reports - pharmacists and technicians

  • Interprets physicians' prescriptions and creates order, accesses, inputs, and retrieves prescription information from computer system

  • Work with peers / staff from other facilities to create, modify and ensure standardized procedures

  • Oversees, reviews and handles escalated issues

  • Oversight of home delivery staff and production

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 or Pharm D degree

  • Current, unrestricted Arizona Pharmacist License

  • Willing and able to obtain additional state licensure(s), if necessary

  • 3+ years active pharmacist experience

  • 1+ year experience leading, overseeing or supervising tasks / projects of pharmacy staff

  • Experience and ability to work with leadership, clinicians and able to develop effective working relationships with cross functional staff / departments

  • Solid understanding of state and federal laws regulations as they pertain to pharmacy

  • Proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Solid analytics and planning capabilities

  • Ability to work outside of regular scheduled hours in order to meet demands of work volume

  • Familiarity with some budgeting and reporting activities

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior pharmacy automation experience

  • Solid collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work / present effectively across functions and with leadership levels

  • Ability to work independently and within a team; excellent coaching / mentoring 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

Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you’ll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you’re empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

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.