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Pharmacist, Clinical Specialist - Specialty Pharmacy ($25,000 Sign-On Bonus)

Carilion Clinic

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24018
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: March 28, 2024
How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:
The Clinical Pharmacy Specialists work to support the vision of the Department of Pharmacy which is “Optimizing patient outcomes through integrated delivery of quality pharmaceutical care" and the mission of the institution. Activities include providing consultation for other health care providers, educating patients and other health care providers, reviewing and processing medication orders, and preparing and dispensing medication.
The Specialty Pharmacy requires a highly motivated, energetic, team player who supports Carilion's hallmark of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.  This pharmacist will have superior customer service skills and is responsible for clinical monitoring of patient receiving highly complex / high-cost medications. The Specialty Pharmacy pharmacists oversee the billing aspect of specialty medications including, verification of insurance, and benefits for Specialty Pharmacy services - inclusive of new referrals and therapy changes, adjudication of claims and obtaining the initial authorization for medications from commercial insurers.  Pharmacists oversee the completion of prior authorizations, appeals on behalf of patients and providers, and oversee the dispensing of medications to patients in a timely manner. This position will work with patients, coordinators, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy support liaisons and other clinical teams to ensure that required clinical documentation is obtained prior to acceptance onto service.  They will document encounters and pertinent information into the software systems used by Carilion and the specialty pharmacy. Specialty Pharmacists are familiar with complex disease states and the medications used to treat them. They work closely with specialist medical providers to monitor and adjust medication regimens for these patients.
What We Require:
Education: Must be a graduate of a College of Pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Experience: ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency or equivalent clinical experience is required. For Specialty Pharmacy, 3 years of specialty pharmacy experience OR 3 years of a combination of hospital/clinic based AND retail experience is required
Licensure, certification, and/or registration: License to practice Pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia required within 90 days of hire. During the first 90 days of employment and the licensure application process, pharmacists without a valid license to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Virginia may not perform duties restricted to a licensed pharmacist until the license is obtained. If the license is not obtained within 90 days of employment, the employee may be subject to separation from Carilion Clinic.
Other Minimum Qualifications:
• Must possess good leadership, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
• Must be able to effectively budget time, work efficiently and accurately, and follow procedures with minimum supervision.
• Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
• Superior customer service skills.
• Work requires knowledge of general office equipment and procedures including computer and keyboarding skills.
• All pharmacists must complete an Orientation Competency.
• Knowledge of current EMR, dispensing software and specialty pharmacy software is preferred
About Carilion
This is Carilion Clinic ...
An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.
Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.
Requisition Number: 145858
Employment Status: Full time
Location: Specialty Pharmacy
Shift: Any Day, Any Shift
Shift Details: Open to close, according to business needs
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.