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Pharmacist (R)

Company: Amerihealth
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Your career starts now. We’re looking for the next generation of health care leaders.

At AmeriHealth Caritas, we’re passionate about helping people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. As one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions, we offer our associates the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people through our national footprint of products, services and award-winning programs. AmeriHealth Caritas is seeking talented, passionate individuals to join our team. Together we can build healthier communities. If you want to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience. We deliver comprehensive, outcomes-driven care to those who need it most. We offer integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Discover more about us at www.amerihealthcaritas.com.


The incumbent will provide clinical pharmacy services, formulary education and support call center. This position is required to work rotational weekends.

  • Reviews Physician inquiries for pharmacy, Physician-administered, or home infusion pre-authorization and medical necessity requests based on established pharmacy guidelines and contract criteria.  Forwards initial denials to appropriate queue for further review.  Generates notification letters to members and physicians on approved and denied requests.
  • Handles calls and correspondence from providers; responds to inquiries, complaints and reconsiderations.  Documents calls in inquiry tracking system.  Using established protocols ensures resolutions provided are presented in a clear and accurate manner.  Receives escalated calls that cannot be clinically resolved by 1st level intervention.  Researches, resolves and responds to provider clinical inquiries.
  • Supports Fraud and Abuse program system oversight.  Communicates any suspected fraud discovered by the contact center staff.  Recommends course of action for providers where patterns appear outside of guidelines and generally accepted pharmacy standards.
  • Serves as second-line contact for all internal pharmacy related issues.  Functions as clinical liaison between internal staff and pharmacy network participants.  Ensures internal changes that may affect network services are reflected in the claims processing system.
  • Conducts research necessary to maintain Prior Authorization Criteria, including therapeutic category and comparative drug review.  Works with appropriate individuals/vendors to facilitate compliance.  Responds to and drafts correspondence to physicians regarding requests on Drug Formulary.  Responds to telephone inquiries from physicians, other healthcare professionals and members regarding select drug information.
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes in the pharmacy industry and evaluates their effect on pharmacy contracts and services.  Makes recommendations on program improvements, based on findings and utilization.  Assures compliance to PerformRx policies and procedures regarding pharmacy protocol.
  • Participates in various Pharmacy-related projects.  Performs appropriate research, analysis and generates findings report.  Submits recommendation to Manager for review and input.  May assist in implementation and/or coordination of project changes.
  • Supports the MTM/DTM program through activities which may include the following:
    • Performs medication therapy reviews to identify medication related problems, performs interactive consultations and makes recommendations/interventions for members and providers, appropriately documents all pharmacotherapy interventions, responds to questions and provides clarification for requests generated in regards to MTM/DTM programs
    • Has attended or attends MTM/DTM certificate training
    • Complies with URAC/CMS standards and regulation for DTMP     
  • Performs other related duties and projects as assigned
  • Attends required training on an annual basis


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Current State of North Carolina pharmacy license required 
  • R.Ph.; Pharm. D. preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years of current/recent pharmacy experience preferred
  • Current/recent experience in managed care environment preferred
  • MTM/DTM certificate training preferred


Keywords: Amerihealth, Raleigh , Pharmacist (R), Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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