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Cigna Staff Pharmacist - Accredo in Memphis, Tennessee

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Staff Pharmacist interprets physicians’ prescriptions, contacts doctors or other prescribers and/or patients to verify information on prescriptions and expedite processing of order. This position is responsible for regulatory guidelines. The Staff Pharmacist will track order status and outstanding issues as well as consult with patients regarding the use of medications and potential drug interactions. This individual may take calls from customers regarding lost orders or dispensing errors, maintain daily production, quality and service levels, vary work priorities and activities to accommodate business needs. The Staff Pharmacist may also train less experienced pharmacists.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

o Provide oversight and quality assurance to pharmacy technicians.

o Interpret physicians’ or prescribers’ prescriptions.

o Contact doctors and/or patients to verify information on prescriptions such as drug strength, prescription sig., and drug name in order to expedite processing of orders.

o Verify and confirm validity of controlled substances.

o Verify prescription information entered in the system by data entry or order entry.

o Contact physicians for new and/or transfer authorization.

o Work with physicians to convert prescriptions to generic or preferred drugs whenever possible.

o Consult with patients regarding the use of medications and potential drug interactions.

o Back up other pharmacists as needed, perform additional duties as assigned by management, or train less experienced pharmacists.

QUALIFICATIONS

o Current resident pharmacist license in good standing.

o Advanced problem solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments to resolve issues.

o Good oral and written communication skills.

o Ability to read and interpret prescriptions.

o Strong focus on customer service, quality and accuracy.

o Ability to manage timelines and meet tight client deadlines.

o Ability to adapt in a changing environment.

o Ability to work a flexible schedule for peak volume times.

ABOUT ACCREDO

Through our range of health care products and services offered, Accredo team members provide in-depth care for patients with chronic health conditions like hemophilia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis and growth hormone deficiency. In addition to health care products, we provide comprehensive management services – including outcomes measurement, counseling, clinical care management programs, social services and reimbursement services. By performing in these very high-touch roles, employees have a daily opportunity to make a positive impact on their patients’ lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require an accommodation based on your physical or mental disability please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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